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

Jim Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 19:10:31 UTC 2020

On 9/15/20 2:32 PM, Scott Sumrall wrote:
> The Fire Cube is much faster than the other generations of Fire 
> TV/Stick.  I have a Cube and a Shield Pro which I tried both on a 65” 
> 4k.  I much prefer the Shield to the Cube as the shield is much faster 
> than the Cube.  I do not use lean front, rather the MythTV plugin 
> within Kodi.  Some complaints about the Kodi plugin itself, but it 
> works on both the Cube & Shield.

Good to hear that the Cube is much faster. I noticed that 
Mythtv-frontend loads in about 20 sec on the FireTV 4K and 10 seconds on 
Shield TV.  But other than load time the playback quality is good on both.

I also figure that with the market share that Amazon has it's Fire TV 
products will get the most attention by the app writers.

Have you noticed the minor jumpy issue that Netflix or Prime Video has 
on the Shield TV?

At this point I'm dealing with the problems by having a 5x1 HDMI 2.0 
switch with Roku, Shield TV, Xubuntu PC, and Bluray player. I'm trying 
to simplify the remote difference between the platforms by using a very 
flexible programmable remote.  But it would be a lot easier if the 
Shield TV was better supported by Hulu, Netflix, and Prime Video.

Jim A

>> On Sep 15, 2020, at 9:06 AM, Jim Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:jfabernathy at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> 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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