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In Reply to: RE: Xfinity Set top Box vs Streaming App posted by jedrider on July 05, 2021 at 11:39:22
I picked up Xfinity streaming specifically because one of their packages offers NBC Sport California without an additional charge and I didn't feel like dealing with a box. Since the Vizio doesn't carry the App I simply "cast" programming from either my computer or use a firestick.
Interestingly, I can't get more than 720p when casting from computer, but the picture isn't bad at all and quick movement, (baseball, basketball, horse racing, auto racing) is very fluid.
When watching from the Xfinity app (which I downloaded into the firestick), my TV reports that it's in 1080P and Dolby Vision but picture doesn't look good to me at all: images are too sharp and etched, and quick physical movement is "blocky". On my downstairs TV 1080P looks great, possibly because the set tops-out at 1080?
Some claim that Xfinity limits all live streaming to 720, though prerecorded material and news programs are 1080 and look great.
Of course, the one reason I got the TV and the xfinity service was live sports, and that's where I'm having the only issue!
did you enable HDR support for the Firestick HDMI port?
default for external devices is 720p so ... see the link
But seriously, I'm OK with 720p, (which I would have never believed would fill-out a 56" screen as well as it does), but I have this nagging feeling that I'm missing some simple setting adjustment.
I'm not sure what my old Vizio labels the option
Alexa wanted to connect to it when I plugged it in though
kinda creepy when you think about it
extreme quick movements, like the Tour de France cyclists flying by, is still a touch blurry. All else, like basketball and racing is vastly improved. Probably limitations of the network? I wonder at which rate they broadcast.
ah ... that's cool! figured it was a settings issue somewhere in the chain
'I wonder at which rate they broadcast'
go to the link and find out ....
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