4K @50/60fps requires HDMI2.0 which is a hardware upgrade. So a new box is likely to be required to make it full 4K compatible.Hdmi 1.4, does this mean 4k as future upgrade
No just plain Dolby Digital, ie same as on DVD by the looks of it.Audio 7.1 DD, is this same as bluray HD audio
Definitely not 4k content by the looks of it but just a quick pointer.. It obviously isn't capable of HD audio, (more to the point what ISP could handle that kind of bandwidth in bulk either) but it at least now has Dolby Digital PLUS 7.1 as a specification. DD can output at 640kb, DD+ can output at 6mb.. a third of what a BD with Dolby Digital HD outputs and a quarter of a DTS-HD track can peak at, but still at least a very real improvement. Whether that translates to actual DD Plus content on the iTunes Store being made available who knows.4K @50/60fps requires HDMI2.0 which is a hardware upgrade. So a new box is likely to be required to make it full 4K compatible.
No just plain Dolby Digital, ie same as on DVD by the looks of it.
Hopefully we'll actually see basic things like native iplayer support or Amazon Prime for starters. One box, a usable universal search and wishlist/watchlist function that's kept updated across the major players is all I want.Surprised there's no 4K support with this new updated box. If Apple want to take the TV box market by storm they need to think about those wanting the best from their 4K screens as well as us still happy with Full HD.
Basically what they have done is wacked an iphone 6 processor and graphics set into an Apple TV case and added a new App store and improved remote.
Now I'm interested in the extra functionality of new apps. I have ATV3 with the PlexConnect hack and it's good. But like the idea that the new remote and Siri functionality will be able to search through a proper Plex app's content as well as Apple's own library. Just hope it won't keep throwing up results to buy things in iTunes over apps like Plex.
You have to remember Apple seem to be on a universal push for no wires - just look at the latest MacBook...Arrgghhh!! Just looked at tech spec and it's still a rubbish 10/100 network connector!! Come on Apple, gigabit has been the standard for years now. Stop being so tight with the specifications!!
It seems especially stupid to have Wifi that now out classes the wired capability. Almost all of these TV boxes seem to have 10/100 ports. Yes for a lot of things you don't need the extra bandwidth maybe. But for streaming high quality blu-ray rips etc from a home media server gigabit would be very much appreciated.
This isn't a mobile device though (no battery!) and will always have at least a power cable attached. My TV and BD player are both wi-fi capable, but I still prefer to have them hardwired to guarantee connectivity and throughput.You have to remember Apple seem to be on a universal push for no wires - just look at the latest MacBook...
Sadly this is unlikely, and that is due to Amazon. Amazon are trying to push sales of their Fire TV Box and as soon as they began development on that, they stopped adding apps around the world to any competing device. (i.e. similar type of set-top-boxes).Hopefully we'll actually see basic things like native iplayer support or Amazon Prime for starters.
Always? Really. So, when the ATV2 with AirPlay was launched back in 2010, what were the vastly better alternatives? Roku? not available then in the UK, AFTV? Not invented back then... Granted, the ATV3 version has waited a long time for being updated and all the main competitors (AFTV and Roku basically) have superseded it in technology, but none had the amazing AirPlay. Even Chromecast today is not as useful as AirPlay because there are still more apps supporting AirPlay.Apple TV has always been rubbish compared to the rival boxes out there.
That whole "living in Apple's ecosystem" argument really doesn't fit here. The ATV3 worked perfectly well with other non-Apple services such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Now TV, etc and almost all global streaming services via AirPlay.Apple make a lot of great products but the Apple TV is not one of them. It's fine if you're happy living within Apples own ecosystem but if you want to stream HD local content then it's a poor choice.
Sure does... apps. Already at launch date the ATV4 will have more app support than Android TV, and I bet you within 6months the number of supported streaming services on the Apple TV will be so far greater than the Nvidia Shield TV that there won't be anything to actually compare. Since Android TV launched in the UK, how many new streaming apps have been added? Zero... not one. Android TV services absolutely zero major UK streaming services and it is the same in almost every other country except the US. Even there it supports less than the ATV4 has before that is even launched.Has nothing over the NVidia Shield TV (Which includes games controller and has 4K HDMI 2.0) which retails at a similar price.
No doubt Apple fans will flock to buy it!
What if you want to stream that lovely 4K video you recorded on your shiny new iPhone 6s to your 4K TV?4k would have been "nice", but coming from a guy with a 4K TV at home I can say that what is available via Amazon Instant and Netflix in 4K is "underwhelming" to say the least. I've seen no evidence that the studios have enough 4K content ready to even out a dent in the current iTunes Store content. Bringing out and touting a box as 4K whilst then only being able to lead consumers to mostly 1080p content, would probably be more damaging than not delivering a 4K box at all.
Which is why I said that yes it'd be "nice" in my last comment, but I'm acutely aware that there's very little studio content being made available right now in 4K for what is its primary purpose.What if you want to stream that lovely 4K video you recorded on your shiny new iPhone 6s to your 4K TV?
Well I guess you don't buy a Hammer if you need a screwdriver..The clue is highlighted.