The new device is going to be good news for fans of Apple Arcade and meaningless to home theater enthusiasts.
I see this idea quite a bit, that 120Hz is only for gamers. But see all the people complaining about not being a 23/24Hz UI option anymore? This would fix that if their projectors or TVs can do 120Hz, plus they'd get a smooth UI. Since running my HTPC at 120Hz I also don't have to switch between 24 and 60 so a lot fewer blackouts. If there are blackouts 100/119/120Hz is also quicker to switch than 23/24/50/59/60.The new device is going to be good news for fans of Apple Arcade and meaningless to home theater enthusiasts.
I disagree. With increased processing power developers like Firecore (infuse) can use better algorithms for scaling, upsampling etc.The new device is going to be good news for fans of Apple Arcade and meaningless to home theater enthusiasts.
I specifically said home theater enthusiasts and no home theater enthusiast is going to settle for Infuse not being able to pass-through proper object based audio. Upscaling and upsampling? None of that really matters if a future Apple TV continues to neuter the audio. Infuse has not been limited by processing power on the current hardware version.I disagree. With increased processing power developers like Firecore (infuse) can use better algorithms for scaling, upsampling etc.
Furthermore, the new ATV could support QMS.
Every streamer is apparently oblivious to the fact they are sabotaging their own fancy little logo animation at the beginning of their shows. Nothing sets the tone for a Disney+ or Netflix original like only seeing the last half of their logo animation, followed by an even more delayed cut of the end of the audio popping in!Has anyone here ever suggested to Apple if they could add a delay (in seconds) before the start of a video to accommodate a refresh rate change for the TV app, iTunes Movies and iTunes TV Shows app? Some TV's require at least 2 seconds or more for a refresh rate change, mine requires about 2 seconds, so I get about 2 seconds black screen during a refresh rate change for example, going from 59.94 Hz to 23.98 Hz. I know that the MrMC app for the Apple TV 4k has this feature but I don't use the MrMC app but that's just for content played through MrMC and I mostly play iTunes content.
The specs page for the new Apple TV 4K does say the HDMI port is HDMI 2.1, but seems they are only supporting up to 60fps video formats for now. Perhaps they can add support for even higher framerates via firmware updates in the future.Yes, and in the meantime we should be a bit skeptical about any claims that don't come from Apple themselves. A bunch of publications including reputable ones like Ars Technica had articles pre-written ready to go with a bunch of rumors that they had to correct at the last minute, and one of them was 4K 120Hz support and HDMI 2.1. Apple doesn't mention it and Ars corrected it, but not before the article draft going live. Phone Arena and Digital Trends also mentioned it and theirs were also clearly rumor-based articles that were later corrected. Some of them even mentioned the A14 chip.
It seems to imply that the new one will do 120Hz but probably they didn't know either.Apple has just announced a new Apple TV streaming box, replacing the Apple TV 4K that came out in 2017. The new model retains the name of the prior model but comes with a more powerful A12 Bionic chip that lets it play HDR video at higher frame rates. It’s also powerful enough to support 60fps Dolby Vision playback over AirPlay from a compatible iPhone.
The old Apple TV 4K, which has been Apple’s flagship set-top box for four years, supports 4K streaming as well as HDR, including Dolby Vision. It also supports Dolby Atmos sound codecs. But it doesn’t support 120Hz refresh rates, which might be important should you ever want to play serious games on an Apple TV.
Wasn’t mentioned. And although they talked about “High Frame Rate HDR”, the official specs page only mentions 4K HDR up to 60fps. But it will have a HDMI 2.1 port, so additional features might come with future updates.Finally QMS support?
And Bitstreaming would also be nice.