Fire Stick 4k

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Re: Fire Stick 4k

Post by NYPlayer » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:52 pm

Plex also plays fine no green screens. Sound is great.

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Re: Fire Stick 4k

Post by scubajwd » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:56 pm

NYPlayer wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:53 pm
jethrocne wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:31 am
Watching this thread as I've got two 4K sticks and would send them back
I have one arriving today … same here if unsatisfied will return. I use EMBY/HDHomerun DVR so I will see if the problem also exists in EMBY.


Edit Emby played all the channels just fine no green … The HDHomeRun app has a green screen in KRCW sub channels... and 1 or 2 others.

Overall I like it very portable and is responsive.
Emby on my Fire TV Stick 4K will NOT play any CBS show that I record on my Win 10 Emby server NOR will it play
Live TV for CBS and occasionally NBC(both I believe are broadcast in 1080i); also on Fox I have noticed some
intermittant
stop action or freezing when I watched football today; mpeg2 de-interlacing I believe is the consensus problem;
the Channels community also has an ongoing thread for this issue that I'm following; I've got till the end of
Nov to return mine so I'll give it another week or so..the 4K upscaling at 60 fps on Fox on my 8 yr old Sony TV is
awesome..so want this to work!!!

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Re: Fire Stick 4k

Post by NYPlayer » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:13 pm

scubajwd wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:56 pm
NYPlayer wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:53 pm
jethrocne wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:31 am
Watching this thread as I've got two 4K sticks and would send them back
I have one arriving today … same here if unsatisfied will return. I use EMBY/HDHomerun DVR so I will see if the problem also exists in EMBY.


Edit Emby played all the channels just fine no green … The HDHomeRun app has a green screen in KRCW sub channels... and 1 or 2 others.

Overall I like it very portable and is responsive.
Emby on my Fire TV Stick 4K will NOT play any CBS show that I record on my Win 10 Emby server NOR will it play
Live TV for CBS and occasionally NBC(both I believe are broadcast in 1080i); also on Fox I have noticed some
intermittant
stop action or freezing when I watched football today; mpeg2 de-interlacing I believe is the consensus problem;
the Channels community also has an ongoing thread for this issue that I'm following; I've got till the end of
Nov to return mine so I'll give it another week or so..the 4K upscaling at 60 fps on Fox on my 8 yr old Sony TV is
awesome..so want this to work!!!
My Emby and Plex play all channels except DRM of course … below are my Settings. The sound is terrific I had audio cut offs sometimes when I forward on the shields when using surround sound .. this does not happen on the FireTV 4k.

Samsung 4k TV
FireStick
Display … Auto (up to 4K Ultra).
Match Original Framerate on
Color Depth … Up to 12 Bits
Color format … YCbCr
HDR Settings … Adaptive

Audio … Best Available

On emby and plex I have enable frame rate switching.

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Re: Fire Stick 4k

Post by NYPlayer » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:57 pm

Here is a sample … HDHR and EMBY on my firestick playing same channel.

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Re: Fire Stick 4k

Post by scubajwd » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:18 pm

THanx NY for the settings tips...I've set everything as you have but not
frame rate switching on Emby..I'll give that a shot..just noticed this PM that
the NFL Post Game show on CBS that I recorded now plays ok on the Fire TV 4K;
still no Live TV play however; on HDHR I don't get a green screen just "unable to play
video..audio missing"

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Re: Fire Stick 4k

Post by NYPlayer » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:36 pm

scubajwd wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:18 pm
THanx NY for the settings tips...I've set everything as you have but not
frame rate switching on Emby..I'll give that a shot..just noticed this PM that
the NFL Post Game show on CBS that I recorded now plays ok on the Fire TV 4K;
still no Live TV play however; on HDHR I don't get a green screen just "unable to play
video..audio missing"
On emby make sure on livetv settings " Allow Video Copy" is checked should be the default but check it anyway... if that does not work uncheck it.

This is from Emby about Allow Video Copy …


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If unchecked it will force a transcode of streams that would normally be stream copied. It is on by default as that was/is the indented behavior before the option was added. If everything is playing there is no need to uncheck it, if some streams fail to start you may want to try unchecking it but that will be the small majority of users

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Re: Fire Stick 4k

Post by scubajwd » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:44 pm

Well..I'll be dipped in dog dod do; I changed the Fire TV setting "match source frame rate"
and now Live TV for CBS OTA is playing for me..I wonder if a FireTV OS update was pushed;
I've been playing with these settings for days w/o success..suddenly CBS plays Live & recorded
material..the video is stunning I might add

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Re: Fire Stick 4k

Post by NYPlayer » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:50 pm

scubajwd wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:44 pm
Well..I'll be dipped in dog dod do; I changed the Fire TV setting "match source frame rate"
and now Live TV for CBS OTA is playing for me..I wonder if a FireTV OS update was pushed;
I've been playing with these settings for days w/o success..suddenly CBS plays Live & recorded
material..the video is stunning I might add
I prefer the Video and Sound over the ShieldTV … I am using the Firestick to watch NFL.

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Re: Fire Stick 4k

Post by clarkss12 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:13 pm

NYPlayer wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:50 pm
scubajwd wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:44 pm
Well..I'll be dipped in dog dod do; I changed the Fire TV setting "match source frame rate"
and now Live TV for CBS OTA is playing for me..I wonder if a FireTV OS update was pushed;
I've been playing with these settings for days w/o success..suddenly CBS plays Live & recorded
material..the video is stunning I might add
I prefer the Video and Sound over the ShieldTV … I am using the Firestick to watch NFL.
Does that Fire stick pass through HD Audio with Emby?

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Re: Fire Stick 4k

Post by NYPlayer » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:40 pm

clarkss12 wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:13 pm
NYPlayer wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:50 pm
scubajwd wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:44 pm
Well..I'll be dipped in dog dod do; I changed the Fire TV setting "match source frame rate"
and now Live TV for CBS OTA is playing for me..I wonder if a FireTV OS update was pushed;
I've been playing with these settings for days w/o success..suddenly CBS plays Live & recorded
material..the video is stunning I might add
I prefer the Video and Sound over the ShieldTV … I am using the Firestick to watch NFL.
Does that Fire stick pass through HD Audio with Emby?
Yes … Watching NFL on it with Surround Sound Passthrough.

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Re: Fire Stick 4k

Post by scubajwd » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:33 am

Still having the pause issue that was reported in the Channels Forum..pause Live
OR a recording for a moment to grab my toast then the video freezes..NY, have you seen
this on your rig?

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Re: Fire Stick 4k

Post by NYPlayer » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:28 am

scubajwd wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:33 am
Still having the pause issue that was reported in the Channels Forum..pause Live
OR a recording for a moment to grab my toast then the video freezes..NY, have you seen
this on your rig?
I also am using the ethernet adaptor … maybe it has to do with WIFI I will disconnect ethernet and use WFI see what happens. I am only using EMBY on it.

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Re: Fire Stick 4k

Post by scubajwd » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:31 am

Good point ..let me know..I might have to get the adapter..

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Re: Fire Stick 4k

Post by NYPlayer » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:40 am

scubajwd wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:31 am
Good point ..let me know..I might have to get the adapter..
Ok I paused it went down got my laundry folded it put it away restarted playing no problem at all. I will keep it on WFI all day. My WFI is pretty strong all over the house... so I do not see that as a problem for me. I just like to keep my WFI as clear as possible for my Ring Doorbell camera, tablets ,Phones etc... That is the reason I got the adapter.

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Re: Fire Stick 4k

Post by NYPlayer » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:22 am

scubajwd wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:33 am
Still having the pause issue that was reported in the Channels Forum..pause Live
OR a recording for a moment to grab my toast then the video freezes..NY, have you seen
this on your rig?
WFI did not perform very well I saw some slight pauses and some out of sync … Maybe they will fix this in a firmware upgrade.

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