[mythtv-users] Stupid Fire Stick Match Frame Rate feature

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Tue Mar 30 12:26:50 UTC 2021

On 30/03/2021 12:06, Jim Abernathy wrote:
> On 3/30/21 6:53 AM, Paul Gardiner wrote:
>> On 27/03/2021 19:55, Peter Bennett wrote:
>>> Another option may be to use a splitter to pass the hdmi to the tv 
>>> and the audio system.
>> That did it. With the Firestick connected to my TV via an audio 
>> extractor, rather via my AV received, the match-original-frame-rate 
>> feature works perfectly, without any of the fiddling around that was 
>> previously required each time I turned everything on. Also the AV 
>> received is reporting that it is receiving dolby digital and I can
>> hear the surround sound effects.
>> Thanks for that great suggestion. I've been struggling with this 
>> problem for what may be years now. It's great to have it fixed at last.
>> Now, all I need is for Netflix to take supplying a video service 
>> seriously and fix their app. :-)
> Let me compare what you are seeing with Netflix. I've made several 
> updates to our TV viewing setup.
> 1. I tried a new FireTV 4K stick instead of a Shield TV on the Den TV.
> 2. I upgraded the bedroom Sony with FireTV 4K to a New Samsung UHD with 
> same FireTV 4K.
> FireTV can adjust Matching Framerate fine on Amazon Prime Video and 
> reports it, but Netflix does NOT.
> So I back to having Framerate issues regardless of FireTV or Shield TV.
> So my current solution is to use Nvidia Shield TV since it works better 
> on mythfrontend than FireTV. Leanfront is really good on both.
> I'm relegated to using the Samsung TV apps for Netflix and Prime Video. 
> I called Netflix about the matching framerate issue with their app on 
> FireTV and they just said to call Amazon.

Yes, that fits exactly with my experiences, including the response from 
Netflix. There doesn't seem to be a way to talk to or get a message to 
someone within the company that would recognise that there is a problem 
and it isn't Amazon's fault. Still, the Kodi plugin may be a workaround.

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