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I'm having another issue with the Fire TV. I've got 576p and 480p whitelisted as resolutions. It's outputting anamorphic widescreen content as letterboxed widescreen. So rather than my TV being able to automatically stretch the picture and correct the aspect ratio from DVDs with anamorphic widescreen content they have black bars top and bottom. I have no such issue with my Vero4K with OSMC (Kodi essentially) sitting on top of it.

The refresh rate/resolution switching works fine but this is a bit annoying. DIsplay 4:3 videos is set to Normal (as the Vero is).

Any thoughts as I'm at a bit of a loss.
Nobody can help you without a Debug Log.
Guys is this still the best supported ethernet adapter available for Firestick 4k?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabit-1000Mbp...ers&sr=1-3
(2020-04-14, 11:04)gb160 Wrote: [ -> ]Guys is this still the best supported ethernet adapter available for Firestick 4k?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabit-1000Mbp...ers&sr=1-3

I have one and it works perfectly.  You'll also need one of these.
(2020-04-14, 11:04)gb160 Wrote: [ -> ]Guys is this still the best supported ethernet adapter available for Firestick 4k?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabit-1000Mbp...ers&sr=1-3
I don't think the Fire Stick 4K even does Gigabit.
(2020-04-26, 18:48)Kodroid Wrote: [ -> ]
(2020-04-14, 11:04)gb160 Wrote: [ -> ]Guys is this still the best supported ethernet adapter available for Firestick 4k?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabit-1000Mbp...ers&sr=1-3
I don't think the Fire Stick 4K even does Gigabit. 
It doesn't but by using a USB 3.0 gigabit ethernet adapter you can get upwards of 300Mbps which is significantly better than Amazon's official 10/100 LAN adapter for Fire TV devices.
What iperf throughput do you achieve with that adapter?
Ran a test using Magic iPerf on my FTV Stick 4K in iperf3 mode, and between it and my PC, the results are:
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Over wi-fi (have a Netgear Orbi wi-fi5 mesh system), w/o the adapter, it's:
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I also have iperf3 installed on my Synology NAS, but don't know how to run a test between it and Fire TV.

Edit: Removed images, sorry. W/adapter, in the 350Mbps range. Over wi-fi, a bit over 100Mbps.
Looks good. Those are perhaps slightly better than what the device can achieve via 5ghz iirc.
(2020-04-29, 07:12)fritsch Wrote: [ -> ]Looks good. Those are perhaps slightly better than what the device can achieve via 5ghz iirc.

I've held off buying the ethernet adapter for now, at least until this highly anticipated 1080i fix surfaces.
Meanwhile I've moved some stuff allowing me to have my router in the same room as the Firestick 4k, and am pleasantly surprised with the speeds im getting via 5GHz:

Code:


[email protected]:~$ iperf3 -c 192.168.1.4 -i 1 -t 10
Connecting to host 192.168.1.4, port 5201
[  4] local 192.168.1.37 port 39720 connected to 192.168.1.4 port 5201
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr  Cwnd
[  4]   0.00-1.00   sec  24.6 MBytes   206 Mbits/sec    6    267 KBytes       
[  4]   1.00-2.00   sec  29.6 MBytes   249 Mbits/sec    0    339 KBytes       
[  4]   2.00-3.00   sec  28.3 MBytes   237 Mbits/sec    9    280 KBytes       
[  4]   3.00-4.00   sec  29.4 MBytes   247 Mbits/sec    0    349 KBytes       
[  4]   4.00-5.00   sec  29.0 MBytes   243 Mbits/sec  127    286 KBytes       
[  4]   5.00-6.00   sec  25.2 MBytes   211 Mbits/sec   85    270 KBytes       
[  4]   6.00-7.00   sec  29.2 MBytes   245 Mbits/sec    0    342 KBytes       
[  4]   7.00-8.00   sec  30.8 MBytes   258 Mbits/sec   12    281 KBytes       
[  4]   8.00-9.00   sec  27.3 MBytes   229 Mbits/sec    0    344 KBytes       
[  4]   9.00-10.00  sec  30.0 MBytes   251 Mbits/sec  235    286 KBytes       
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec   283 MBytes   238 Mbits/sec  474             sender
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec   281 MBytes   236 Mbits/sec                  receiver

iperf Done.
[email protected]:~$ iperf3 -c 192.168.1.4 -i 1 -t 10 -R
Connecting to host 192.168.1.4, port 5201
Reverse mode, remote host 192.168.1.4 is sending
[  4] local 192.168.1.37 port 39726 connected to 192.168.1.4 port 5201
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth
[  4]   0.00-1.00   sec  31.0 MBytes   260 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   1.00-2.00   sec  36.1 MBytes   303 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   2.00-3.00   sec  33.1 MBytes   278 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   3.00-4.00   sec  36.5 MBytes   306 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   4.00-5.00   sec  37.8 MBytes   317 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   5.00-6.00   sec  35.1 MBytes   294 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   6.00-7.00   sec  35.5 MBytes   298 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   7.00-8.00   sec  35.2 MBytes   296 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   8.00-9.00   sec  35.4 MBytes   297 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   9.00-10.00  sec  38.6 MBytes   324 Mbits/sec                  
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec   355 MBytes   298 Mbits/sec    2             sender
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec   355 MBytes   298 Mbits/sec                  receiver

iperf Done.


That's just with a bog-standard sky router, and so far it seems to be easily able to keep up with my 4k Blu-ray rips.

Out of interest is anyone using any video cache settings in their advancedsettings.xml?
Says OSMC... are you running iperf3 between your Vero 4K/+ and FTV?
(2020-05-02, 00:18)hdmkv Wrote: [ -> ]Says OSMC... are you running iperf3 between your Vero 4K/+ and FTV?

Yep, iperf3 server on FTV4K, client on Vero4K+
@fritsch What changes did you make in your May-03 fritschfiretv build?
Nothing. Just rebased. -> Check my git.