lol ironic really, can anyone find atmos on Amz? last time heard it was pulled due to licensing negotiations!
But does the new 4K stick do proper resolution/frame rate matching on all the apps or just Prime. The earlier 4K stick plays 4K content on Netflix and Disney+ at 1080p unless the resolution is manually set to 4K.The 4K FireTV stick I have from 2019 supports both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Additionally it also supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG.
Have Amazon removed DolbyVision support from the latest FireTV hardware?
Amazon Prime only use HDR and HDR10+, but other services such as NetFlix work with DolbyVision (with the 2019 hardware).
But does the new 4K stick do proper resolution/frame rate matching on all the apps or just Prime. The earlier 4K stick plays 4K content on Netflix and Disney+ at 1080p unless the resolution is manually set to 4K.
Greetings Ladies and Gents! Not sure of this is this right place to post a query/conundrum.It is about Amazon Firesticks. I just purchased the latest 4K Firestick a couple of days ago, with the intention of plugging it into the front HDMI port of my OPPO105D Signature BD player, so that I could take advantage of the Amazon Prime Video on my Projector. The 105 has software built in to it for Netflix and Vudu but not Amazon. However,upon installing it, all I got was a quick "flash" of the word "Firestick" and that just then disappeared. Not amount of fiddling about would get it to display on screen as it should. I took it out and connected it to my 4K TV and up everything came for the preliminaries for configging it.It seemed to be working perfectly well.
I then went out to Mr Curry's and purchased the 1080 version of the Firestick, believing that perhaps the Oppo didnt recognise the stick because of a disparity of 4K vs 1080. The Oppo HDMI has ports that are "only" 1.4a and perhaps therein lies the answer. Having said that, a next door neighbour of mine,asked to "borrow" the 4K device to try it out on his TV, which is a non 4K. And guess what? Away it went perfectly! (which is what I expected to happen here) . It was at that point that I rushed out to get the HD 1080 version from a nearby Currys.
When that also failed to work, also just bringing up a very brief "flash" of the word "FiresticK',it had me really scratching my head. The Stick, surely is merely a another wi-fi signal source.Is it the fact I plugged it into a BD player that has prevented it from displaying properly, or is there another reason?
Does anyone have an answer, or better still, a solution around this infuriating conundrum? The Oppo BD player has a drop-down menu from which to select the source so it should be straightforward, except that there is some kind of incompatibility.
I would be grateful for any advice or suggestions, before I return the second device to Mr Curry,and in the meantime my neighbour has purchased the 4K from me!
Thank you, IP
James! Many thanks indeed for your prompt reply. I concur with your opinions there. I realised that the 4K Firestick was never going to give me 4K,since both Projector (a JVC X9) and the Oppo BD player are only 1080. But I read that the 4K would still work on a lower definition device, so I purchased it for "future proofing" in case I went down the 4K route for the PJ set up etc.
Getting on to your question about whether I had any other AVR devices hooked up.. Well I have my Sky HD box linked in which works fine, but I haven't (yet) explored the possibility of trying the Stick in there!
Other devices integrated with my PJ are another Combo DVD/ LD player and an HD-DVD player, but since these are also source devices, I have to assume they wouldnt work either. You mentioned an HDMI switcher. Could you steer me in the direction for what you might actually suggest? And where in the system would this be located? Actually now you come to mention it, I have a switching device at the back of the Sky box which I installed some years ago and without delving into the back of that cant remember exactly what goes in a what come out of that.
But I suspect my first port of call is the back of the Sky Box to see if that would work.
Of course when my Oppo 105 was top of the heap, Mr Amazon hadn't invented his streaming services, so it goes to show how log ago Netflix and Co came into existence!
Thank you again for your time in assisting me with my "enquiries" !
Hi there James ! Thanks for your comments. Sorry if my long winded explanation of connections etc sounded a bit confusing! I get confused myself at times!
But just to try to clarify things a bit: Yes I have an (ancient!) Yamaha Z9 DSP as the original heart of the system but which has no HDMI ports. From there it is linked to a switching box (A Zektor MAS7.1Multichannel Audio/HDMI switch.) However although this device has 3 HDMI Inputs and one output, they are all occupied by the three BD devices ( The Oppo 105; a Panasonic BD player and a Toshiba HD-DVD player.) All those devices only have output HDMI ports and do not have input HDMI ports. I do have a Panasonic DVD Recorder elsewhere in the system, but which is connected only to the main TV in the lounge, and is not integrated in the main system.But this appears (from the handbook) to have only an output HDMI port.
You are correct that the PJ JVC X9 has two HDMI ports, one of which is used for the signal supply from the Oppo. But as I understand it, that also would be an input, but I perceive that I would have no sound into the main audio system, which under normal operating conditions is fed from the Oppo and other devices through the Yamaha pre amps and ultimately the free standing Bryston amps. Yes It is a complex set up but has evolved over the years. I concluded a while ago that to "update and Modernise" it would be a stage too far at my old age ,not least the cost of replaying virtually all the main components would be prohibitive.
My original notion, to use the Firestick to project the Amazon Prime Video signal through my PJ, and which has proved frustratingly unrealistic, was to use the HDMI Input port on the FRONT of the Oppo to plug in the Firestick. What happened with both the 4K version and now the "standard" 1080 Amazon Firestick,was that there is a brief flash of a Firestick logo on screen (from the projector) and then it drops out and there is nothing further displayed. Earlier (on this thread) you opined that it might be associated with a "handshake" issue, which sounds feasible.
Your supposition that I connect the Sky Box to the Projector is absolutely correct. It feeds via a long HDMI cable round from where the Box is located to the Oppo BD at the back of the room and thence into the PJ.
One other aspect of this was that after the 4K stick didnt work, a neighbour asked to borrow it and try it out on his non-4K tvs. He was so taken with it (especially at the price I paid), that he came round and thrust the cash in my hand and said he was keeping it! I was a bit taken back I have to admit and said OK,based on there fact that it (initially) didnt work on my PJ,although it did on my 4K TV which had its own software built in, if you follow me!!
So I then went over to a nearby Curry's and collected the Standard 1080 Amazon Firestick,on the assumption that probably this would work! It doesnt! My question here is that, although I knew the 4K Firestick wouldn't give me 4K on a 1080 device, if and when I get it to function eventually, am I any worse off with the Standard Firestick that I would have been had I kept the 4K version? I have had a look at the specs of both and I can see very little difference in the processing speeds etc. Just the definition specs.
I have been thinking of a possible solution here, based on the fact that your queries and comments have prompted me to look a little further into my set up. Just wondered whether if I unplug one of the BD devices (such as the least used device.. such as the Panasonic BD player..) and plugged in the Firestick into the back of the Zaktor switching unit, whether that would work? I might be worth a try. The wiring set up is very tight and awkward to get to but it might be worth a try. What do you think?
Thanks for you time in writing to me and reading this (yet another long-winded explanation!). Hope I have made things reasonably clear for you now.
Ivor (aka Boeingman)