[mythtv-users] FireTV 4K vs. Shield TV for mythtv frontend and Leanfront

Jim Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 13:06:49 UTC 2020

I've been fighting multiple video problems this week and they are not 
really Mythtv related.

I've been trying to standardize on one platform to watch TV.  The TV is 
a Smart TV, 4K UHD from Samsung and it has the usual app, but not Mythtv 
apps support.

I have a 2017 Nvidia Shield TV console connected to the Samsung. Since 
the Shield runs the MythTV Frontend and Leanfront very well it's the 
best platform until you start streaming from other sources like Netflix, 
Prime Video, or Hulu.

Roku Ultra works for everything except MythTV apps.

Both Netflix and Prime apps on the Shield have an annoying jump every 
3-4 seconds, subtle but annoying. The forums say to change TV settings, 
but I find those change behavior but do not fix it. The Shield TV Hulu 
app is complete broken.

My wife uses the FireTV 4K stick on an HD 1080P Sony and all the apps 
work great for her but I notice a subtle jitter on mythfrontend but 
leanfront is perfect.

So now to my question, has anyone tested the FireTV Cube?  And does it 
have a faster processor or better graphic hardware than the FireTV 4K stick?

I'm just trying to find one device that runs all my video apps well:

 1. MythTV Frontend
 2. MythTV Leanfront
 3. Hulu+
 4. Prime Video
 5. Netflix

I'm thinking if the FireTV Cube is just a faster more powerful FireTV 
4K, it might be a solution.

Jim A

P.S. when you add trying to standardize audio and Bluetooth audio, the 
matrix of options gets worse.

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