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Alex Atkin UK

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Re: BT 900 installed, experiences and questions
« Reply #60 on: November 25, 2021, 11:42:09 PM »

I've read that it's meant to be able to use 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz together Bonded for higher speeds? is this true?

I seem to recall they've been talking about that since WiFi 5 but AFAIK nothing has ever implemented it.

As for bitrates, I don't know about yours but my TV specifically points out its not compatible with high bitrates anyway.  It falls over well before it hits the limit of its 100Mbit ethernet port.

I long since switched to a ShieldTV as its the closest thing to a reliable DLNA/Plex streaming box, every other box, TV and games console I've owned would fail on things like Bluray rips.  The ShieldTV even works on Dolby Vision.
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Re: BT 900 installed, experiences and questions
« Reply #61 on: November 26, 2021, 09:22:28 AM »

I seem to recall they've been talking about that since WiFi 5 but AFAIK nothing has ever implemented it.

As for bitrates, I don't know about yours but my TV specifically points out its not compatible with high bitrates anyway.  It falls over well before it hits the limit of its 100Mbit ethernet port.

I long since switched to a ShieldTV as its the closest thing to a reliable DLNA/Plex streaming box, every other box, TV and games console I've owned would fail on things like Bluray rips.  The ShieldTV even works on Dolby Vision.

yeah hence me using 5Ghz Wi-Fi 3 inches away from the rear of the LG B8, I'll DLNA test it in free time at weekend
terrible - a 2000 4K OLED TV with a real HDR10 Panel (90% are fake HDR10 with 8 Bit+Frame Rate Control+ noise insertion and all sorts), Dolby Vision / HDR / HLOG / Technicolour support - and... a 100Mbit LAN  -ON a high-end 4k TV!!   just glad I bought it in 2019 for 1200 as it was the previous years flagship series (lowest end of the highest tier of consumer TV in the world - pic quality is same, just different specs)

The fastest i had over the tester before issues were 280Mbps and tester was rubbish

and yeah, beside my PC and Internet - that TV is also my pride and joy hehe single life!
« Last Edit: November 26, 2021, 09:30:10 AM by snadge »
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Re: BT 900 installed, experiences and questions
« Reply #62 on: November 26, 2021, 08:17:43 PM »

Yeah mine is the C8, Netflix, Amazon, etc are great on it - Plex is probably better than any other TV I've owned, but its still limited compared to Android based devices.

Although a big reason I stopped using the TV was audio, you can't get lossless audio or DTS out of the TV.  This is licensing BS, you have to pay DTS for a license to even passthrough the audio untouched and LG got fed up and decided not to do so after the C7 I believe.

The ShieldTV supports everything.
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Re: BT 900 installed, experiences and questions
« Reply #63 on: November 27, 2021, 02:47:46 PM »

Yeah mine is the C8, Netflix, Amazon, etc are great on it - Plex is probably better than any other TV I've owned, but its still limited compared to Android based devices.

Although a big reason I stopped using the TV was audio, you can't get lossless audio or DTS out of the TV.  This is licensing BS, you have to pay DTS for a license to even passthrough the audio untouched and LG got fed up and decided not to do so after the C7 I believe.

The ShieldTV supports everything.

I found that using the DLNA option was nearly always better, and here's why:

- the LG B8 seemed to be playing more codecs than the PLEX app from the LG store!! some 4K video and some audio wouldn't play from the PLEX app, when that happens, I jump straight into DLNA and it plays instantly (most of the time I'm pretty sure, without having to remux the audio at the PC via Plex before its sent over the DLNA server, which is a separate process from the actual Plex Server Process) as Im sure sending as DLNA sends the whole file to the TV, and IT has to deal with both codecs, it ALWAYS says 'AUDIO NOT SUPPORTED'... but it does  ;) (lossless or lossy - I dont care it sounds fantastic) I have a Logitech 5.1 hooked up to it via fibre, rarely it's in a different language, and if it IS, you just hit the 3 dots on the far right, then next options move to the far left and change the audio to the next channel (English) - but rarely I do that - it seems to me that MY B8 (at least) can play more codecs than the PLEX app directly anyway... a lot of the time i just go straight to DLNA.

Ive had ONE that didn't play the picture from DLNA or PLEX so 'dodgy encode'.

as I've said before the biggest 4K file I have is 90GB Lawrence Of Arabia in 70MM to 4K (no DV or HDR though) - before my current setup (BT900 5Ghz right behind the TV), i could only play THAT on a USB device lol.

I also have a super rare 4K version of The Hateful 8 (Tarantino) - it hasn't been remastered for the 4K consumer disc yet, but I got it. And I "Pixel-Peeped" it to 400% against a 1:1 full-HD copy to make sure it was 100% real 4K, and it most certainly was...it can be seen extended in 4K online (Netflix USA), but that's not where I got mine!

I have about 24 x 4K discs I've ripped myself too (Remuxed off the discs, so the picture quality is 1:1 Identical) and also use Netflix and MagellanTV (documentaries for learning) - I loathe Apple TV and Amazon Prime - why?
1) they have adverts before whatever starts
2) they BOTH still make you RENT (5) or BUY movies that came out in the 1990s, some of which are on YouTube for free, most have been on TV about 6 times for free.. and on Netflix for Free!!!

Why do you think they are the richest companies in the world! (Apple 1st and Amazon 4th)
- and Apple's prices - 999.99 for 4 wheels for iMac Pro...anyone paying that doesn't need help from anyone! except maybe a psychologist, after thousands of complaints, they reduced it to 600, 4 tiny little wheels 2 inches in size! so yes I loathe Apple as a company - iPhones all look the same just bigger, slightly better spec, all the same icons still to this day with zero GUI element management or anything...2000 on o2 for 3 years!!! a small car that!

yeah the only thing i dont like about the B8 is the lack of access to the full Google Play Store... like my sister's 10yr old sony 1080p 65" LCD, because you could do so much more on/with your TV
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Re: BT 900 installed, experiences and questions
« Reply #64 on: November 28, 2021, 01:48:45 AM »

You're probably right, I seem to recall having to fall back to DLNA sometimes when I used the TV for playback.

Once I went lossless audio though, I struggle to go back.  Netflix movies in particular sound really flat compared to the Bluray.  But I also splurged on about 1000 of speakers a couple of years back which made it even more obvious.  Even before the pandemic I spent 99% of the time in the house, I needed something to stop me going more insane.

Yeah Sony TVs run Android, though even on the ShieldTV you don't get full access to the play store as its just a small subset of apps that are written to work on AndroidTV.
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