Originally Posted by kbmb
Just wanted to confirm - my Sony 930e does the same thing with Netflix......TV blanks out for a few seconds when starting an HDR program. Very normal as the TV switches to the HDR settings. Don't think anything is wrong in your setup.
I won't speak to how well it works since I haven't had a Shield in over a year.....but the Shield does have a native Amazon app in 4K/HDR. My Sony TV also has an Amazon app that does 4K/HDR. Also just noticed that Amazon updated the app to include X-Ray during playback.
, streaming 4K / HDR is also a hard thing for me to speak for currently, even with the Roku, and my current devices. I've done it, but I usually do HDR with physical media. Ever since Roku fixed the majority of the problems I was having. I mainly use the Roku and Apple TV for streaming depending on what interface I want. The biggest gripe I've had lately has been using Plex for local streaming to pass Standard DTS through on my setup that can't do PCM multi channel because of HDMI spec differences and pass through not a reliable option without either audio or video quality loss. The Sony player works best for both because it has dual HDMI outs, the Roku works fine as it doesn't pass lossless audio anyway, and Dolby + is sent through the tv and converted to standard dolby out the optical, so I still get 5.1 audio from streaming services, and honestly I've compared my two setups and the DD vs DD+ doesn't give me much of a difference in quality. Again, it's the local streaming that gives me the most frustration, when it comes to picking a solution.
So far, Plex with Roku works ok, if I want things transcoded, for a direct play solution, seems like Infuse on the Apple TV, or DLNA on the Sony players.
Hearing people talk about the Shield TV, and seeing it reviewed by people who want a good local streaming solution made me want to ask again what people thought about it compared to Roku, and other products people compare here.
As far as Amazon Video, I tend to use it the least now as movies anywhere as taken care of that, and the content that is specific to Amazon, isn't 4k, HDR, or even HD. (Yellowstone, is HD) and it's specific to my Amazon library, so I take that back.