Sometimes, especially with the lossless audio, it's a licensing issue. Sony used to bitstream my DTS-MA tracks from my server, but the latest boxes will only bitstream TrueHD. Rooku won't bitstream either, and the user consensus is because of licensing. Sounds link Microsoft doesn't want to pay the license fees to allow bitstreaming local media. They have to support it via actual disk playback, because users expect that.My intentions with the XB1X was for gaming purposes, but couldn't help but test its capabilities as a media streamer.
I'm not a big fan of the Atmos MAT format, plus constant HDR within Netflix. Watching Cheers in HDR............
When it comes to local media, I could not believe how the Xbox struggled. Monitoring information from my Plex Media Server, there was a lot of transcoding going on, and obviously the XBOX could not direct play any Lossless Audio (streaming-wise). I've yet to play any Physical copies of my UHDs in this console.
So the hardware is there, but the software side needs serious improvement.
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