: My meaning of reliable here is: If I see a coming title in 4k on a service such as VUDU, I expect to also buy it on UHD disc. That hasn't been the case for the last couple discs I've gotten.
also added, the version of the content you want isn't always consistent between providers either.
When I talk about going back to DVD, or Blu-ray, I'm speaking from two prospectives:
1. with DVD, you don't need mess with smart devices, put in the disc and go. Good masters have picture and sound quality I'm happy with and I don't have to mess with firmware updates and smart updates / copy protection problems.
2. The second prospective is, content availability. As mentioned above, If I see something I'm interested in (say on VUDU), and it says it's in 4K UHD, I prepare to buy it on disc as that's my preferred format. Lately that hasn't been consistent for all releases.
This particular thread is directed to the 4K compatible ROKU devices. I have one, as well as other 4K devices from other vendors.
I keep bringing up the topic here because what i'm addressing isn't limited to one particular device, it's the whole set of new standards and the way the tech seems to be going.
My main point is, and has always been, If I can't use the new stuff in a way I want to deal with, or with the expected results I had going into it. Then I would rather use something I can depend on.