Originally Posted by robnix
I can, the UX is leaps and bounds better than any competitor. Just the fact that the buttons on my Harmony control all the apps in the same way is a step above the rest.
I've tried a Roku, Nvidia Shield, FireTV, Xbox One, the apps on my 940E, and a PS4. There's always something just wrong somewhere with the UX that make them unpleasant devices to use.
Every single streamer and blu-ray player is missing something at this point:
1. streaming largely omits Dolby Digital TrueHD with Atmos which pretty much makes a Blu-Ray UHD player necessary for movies on a high end system.
2. streaming fails to deliver full bandwidth content (even for a premium price) regardless of your home bandwidth. Again you are forced to go with blu-ray
3. blu-ray players are missing various apps such as Amazon prime video or some other purchasing channel. Either that or they lack HDMI IN such as the Oppo-203 (which itself is imperfect in a variety of ways).
4. various players have a crappy UI.
5. Voice control sucks for even the most rudimentary features
6. We are moving VERY slowly towards the universal remote that can truly control everything from your primary UI/remote/voice control.
7. HDCP 2.2 creates additional integration nuisances
8. Speaking of integration nuisances... plenty of those to go around for control4 and crestron, while all of that being expensive as hell for a feature set that any pedestrian would want.
The consumer electronics industry has done a piss poor job in creating self discovering IP communications / control standards and the fragmentation is increasing with homekit, siri, alexa, google play, etc, etc.
What an embarrassing cesspool that probably any avsforum member could create a roadmap to solve in an hour.