[mythtv-users] Need guidance for setting up a 4K frontend

Ashu Desai ashu.desai at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 23:23:47 UTC 2019

On Sun, Dec 30, 2018, 6:17 AM James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com wrote:

> I just complete the upgrade of my Front End to a 4K Nvidia Shield.

Thank you. I have been eyeing one lately since I see them on samjhe a lot.
Curious  - if 4K id only via streamed content, is there any major tipping
points to Shield vs say Firestick 4K? I only ask because that is under $60

> It's plugged into the HDMI port of a UHD Samsung 4K TV. I have it
> networked to the mythtv-backend via GBe cable.  But all the content I have
> access to for Mythtv is 1080i/720p. I can stream 4K content from a number
> of sources but all are thru a service like Prime Video, etc. I went this
> way because of cost and video quality. It's a perfect frontend for
> Mythtv-frontend, Kodi, Sling, ESPN, Prime Video.

Does it play lossless audio? TrueHD, DTS-HD?

> As an added benefit it's a very good gaming platform, but that's based on
> an old guys opinion who rarely games. My son things it's pretty good, but
> he's a slave to the PC gaming experience.
> Jim A
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