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Where do you get 4k content for your streaming device?
« on: January 08, 2020, 10:17 »
I notice a variety of streaming devices available in the market, including the Apple TV.
Many offer 4k upscaling, very nice DACs and some allow hard disc storage.
But what confuses me is where do you all get your content?

For the Apple TV it's simple, you buy / rent content from the iTunes website, and pay for it.

I know of sites like Netflix, and if you have VPN, there are sites like Vudu and other sites and of course now AppleTV, and Amazon also offer streaming.


So no one buys Blu Ray? Really? Is everyone streaming lossy content here? I will be surprised.. after all that $$$ we spend on our systems, and we resort to lossy Dolby Digital content, or compressed Atmos?


Can bros share what they are using please? Thanks
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Re: Where do you get 4k content for your streaming device?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2020, 10:20 »
Stream Torrents on Kodi. 4k. HDR. Atmos. Everything is there.

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Re: Where do you get 4k content for your streaming device?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2020, 10:21 »
Stream Torrents on Kodi. 4k. HDR. Atmos. Everything is there.

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Is that legal? And that's still lossy isn't it?
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Re: Where do you get 4k content for your streaming device?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2020, 10:22 »
Is that legal? And that's still lossy isn't it?
Shhh

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Re: Where do you get 4k content for your streaming device?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2020, 10:30 »
I prefer disc, especially for those movies that I am very interested in.

Probably a lot less now since my lobang to bring much cheaper BR from Australia is gone.

I have Netflix and Prime, and probably will go for Apple TV+ soon and Disney+ when available.

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Re: Where do you get 4k content for your streaming device?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2020, 10:34 »
Is that legal? And that's still lossy isn't it?
Some files can go upto 70gb per movie; those are bluray rips. What we stream on Netflix is lossy infact. Anything with Atmos and 4k HDR will be minimum 15gb.

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Re: Where do you get 4k content for your streaming device?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2020, 10:47 »
Some files can go upto 70gb per movie; those are bluray rips. What we stream on Netflix is lossy infact. Anything with Atmos and 4k HDR will be minimum 15gb.

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Yeah, I calculated, that a BR rip takes a long time and a lot of space. So if you have a 500 disc collection, that's a lot of space.. and if the file gets corrupted, that's not good either..
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Re: Where do you get 4k content for your streaming device?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2020, 12:11 »
Sensitive topic here

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Re: Where do you get 4k content for your streaming device?
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2020, 12:24 »
Sensitive topic here

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My question is whether these ‘sensitive’ sites give lossless high quality streaming?
On the front page of this HT section for example we see discussions on at least three such streamers, with pretty high end components
Using a lossy source is such a waste especially after all that hard work to calibrate
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Re: Where do you get 4k content for your streaming device?
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2020, 12:26 »
My question is whether these ‘sensitive’ sites give lossless high quality streaming?
On the front page of this HT section for example we see discussions on at least three such streamers, with pretty high end components
Using a lossy source is such a waste especially after all that hard work to calibrate
Answer is YES, 1:1 rip.

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Re: Where do you get 4k content for your streaming device?
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2020, 12:27 »
Answer is YES, 1:1 rip.


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Re: Where do you get 4k content for your streaming device?
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2020, 12:52 »
Not sure if it's really 1:1.. someone mentioned playing from disc gives better PQ as compared to a full ripped mkv. Anyway side note, can try the new Gemini Man 60fps 4k.

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Re: Where do you get 4k content for your streaming device?
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2020, 14:14 »
Not sure if it's really 1:1.. someone mentioned playing from disc gives better PQ as compared to a full ripped mkv. Anyway side note, can try the new Gemini Man 60fps 4k.

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Disc or 1:1 are comparable. If compared to MKV, the winner is clear.

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Re: Where do you get 4k content for your streaming device?
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2020, 14:44 »
1:1 I assume is iso file?

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Re: Where do you get 4k content for your streaming device?
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2020, 14:56 »
1:1 I assume is iso file?

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Either ISO or full BDMV structure.


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