Win HOW TO - Kodi 2D - 3D - UHD (4k) HDR Guide Internal & External Players
With a good internet connection, an Apple TV 4K source does a good job of rivaling Blu-ray quality, for most people. There are currently only small differences. In the comparison I saw, it took a 50 MB/s connection to get this quality. As Internet speeds get faster, full Blu-ray bitrates with HD audio should be possible.

I like the Apple TV 4K for covering most of the bases, with the limitations of certain licensing deals in mind. It does color space switching, frame rate matching, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos through DD+ and has a catalogue of all the recent UHD releases that are upgraded automatically with any new audio or video features. It can't bitstream anything DTS and can't do anything but decode HD audio to PCM, so no TrueHD Atmos. It's not a good platform to use Kodi. It's upscaling is not bad, but not great. And it can be expensive to collect movies in iTunes, pay a fee for 4K Netflix and use any other paid add-ons. Also, any title with Dolby Vision support contains a badly-converted HDR10 core for displays that don't support Dolby Vision, so you really need a Dolby Vision display. It has a good processor and clearly Apple cares about quality. I expect the next Nvidia Shield to match feature parity with the Apple TV 4K, but that remains to be seen. The Shield would be a good platform for Kodi, but it really sucks at the moment.

And, I was mistaken about the new madVR algorithm. Apparently, it applies to all content. madshi was intending to sell it to video production artists and offer it for free with madVR. He was arguing with me about tone mapping at AVSForums, so I left and went on to something else...
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RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by brazen1 - 2015-06-15, 22:20
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by brazen1 - 2015-06-15, 22:29
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by michaelsammler - 2015-06-22, 00:38
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by brazen1 - 2015-06-23, 17:15
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by michaelsammler - 2015-06-24, 02:23
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by brazen1 - 2015-06-24, 17:22
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by michaelsammler - 2015-06-25, 09:26
RE: HOW TO - Kodi 2D - 3D - UHD (4k) HDR Guide Internal & External Players - by Warner306 - 2018-06-06, 22:05
HELP! - by brazen1 - 2018-08-22, 18:50
RE: HELP! - by zxaura1 - 2018-08-24, 09:32
Problem with DXVA scaling videos - by obstler - 2018-10-27, 10:13


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