New TV vs New Amazon Fire TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Daniva, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    Is it really huge? If you want to play really horrible Wii like shovel-ware games, yes it's huge

    But for the apps people will actually use like netflix, hulu, HBO... those are already on every setup box
  2. 2010mini macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2013
    Question..... How is the Fire TV streaming 4K when it only has a HDMI 1.4 port?
  3. fieldsphotos macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2013
    Are we sure it isn't HDMI 2.0? It supports HDCP 2.2 which is required for 4K, and I didn't think you could have both HDMI 1.4 and be HDCP 2.2 compliant.

    EDIT: I see it may be HDMI 1.4. That standard still supports 4K content, just not at 60 fps.
  4. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    After using Apple's TV for a few years until a month ago, I finally gave up after evaluating the cost / benefit aspect.

    Already a very high volume Amazon buyer and content (Prime) consumer, I've centered my streaming action to include the Google Play offerings and Amazons terrific array of books, music, videos, tv, et al. Hulu and Netflix round out my cable cutting project, and my overall entertainment experience has never been better.

    My Fixed Screens are:

    75" TV: Samsung UN75JU7100
    60" TV's in various rooms.

    My Mobile Screens are:
    15.0" MBP
    13.3 MBA
    12.0 MacBook
    iPad Air 2
    iPad mini
    iPhone 6 Plus

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