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

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 23:31:21 UTC 2019

On 1/1/19 6:23 PM, Ashu Desai wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 30, 2018, 6:17 AM James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com 
> <mailto: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 setup...
>     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
I have been using a fire stick 4K for a few weeks now and it has worked 
perfectly, but MythTV cannot play 4K content at this time. I don't have 
any 4K recordings anyway. I have not tried digital audio from MythTV on 
the fire stick 4K.


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