Finally, the introduction of HDCP copy protection also coincides with the introduction of new HDMI versions. HDCP 1.4 was designed for the protection of content in full HD (1080p), and it was introduced right after the introduction of HDMI 1.4. HDCP 2.2 was designed for the protection of 4K content and its introduction coincided with the introduction of HDMI 2.0. The latest HDCP 2.3 was designed for the protection of 8K content and it was introduced right after HDMI 2.1.
It supports Dolby Atmos audio (including out to headphones, for a fee), but probably more usefully it passes Atmos or DTS:X soundtracks through to your TV to handle, when set up properly. We did find that it could be picky about passing DTS:X through a TV that doesn't support it to a sound system that does, though.
You can gather multiple versions of the same movie together (that have different resolutions or encoding formats) and collapse them to a single item. For example, you can have 3 versions: ones suitable for a mobile phone, a tablet, and a 1080p TV. The multiple versions will be collapsed to a single item in the library. When a Plex app goes to play the collapsed item, it will automatically request and play the most suitable item by default. Many apps will also allow you to select a Play Version action, where you can choose which version to play.
Internet link speeds continue to rise rapidly, so while our chosen bitrates are higher than some other video web sites, for quality's sake, they're still quite reasonable. Based on Akamai data from 2010, the average real-world downloading speed (after protocol overhead) is already 8+ Mbps in Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong, 4.6 Mbps in the USA and Canada, somewhere around 4 Mbps in Western Europe, 2.9 Mbps in Australia and 2.6 Mbps in Russia. Even 3G cellphone networking is around 2 Mbps on average, although it's highly variable. The average American can therefore already view the 720p high-definition versions of our videos without waiting, and the average Australian or Russian the 480p versions. The average insuch statistics is skewed by the high speeds, of course, since it's an exponential curve, but even so, about one third of Internet connections in modern countries are over 5 Mbps real-world downloading speed, which is enough for the 720p HQ versions, and 70% are over 2 Mbps and therefore can definitely view the 480p versions without waiting. Even in Australia, where broadband speed is more uneven and the average lags behind most modern countries, government statistics from 2011 indicate 89% of users can view the 360p versions without any waiting (1.5+ Mbps link speed), and 45% can instantly view the full 1080p versions (8+ Mbps link speed).
AV setup is nice and simple, due to the fact that most of the major video and audio options are set to Auto by default. In Screen Settings, both Resolution and HDR Output are set to Auto, which ensures that the player will work with any TV to which you connect it and automatically pass HDR if the TV supports it (make sure your TV's HDMI inputs are set up properly to accept the full-range UHD signal). This player lacks the Original Resolution (aka source direct) resolution option you get with the X800. The HDMI color space is also set to Auto, but you can change it to RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, or YCbCr 4:2:2. You don't get the advanced setup options found in a higher-end player like the Oppo UDP-203 (like the ability to choose YCbCr 4:2:0 and 10- or 12-bit color), but the options here are on par with or better than other players in this price range.
For video, supported file types include MP2, MP4, AVCHD, MKV, AVI, MOV, WMV, and XVID. I had no issues when playing back my ripped movies in the MP4 and M4V formats, as well as home videos in the MOV and AVCHD formats. Using the Digital Video Essentials UHD USB stick, I was able to confirm that the X700 successfully passes a full UHD resolution with both HEVC video and JPEG photos.
The Media Server app allows you to play streamed content from a DLNA server. The user interface is similar to the USB interface, and I didn't have any issues streaming a variety of movie, photo, and music files from my Seagate DLNA server. Navigating through the Seagate menus was pretty quick; however, when I switched over to my Windows 8.1 laptop to stream music, it was painfully slow to move between files. I blame the laptop, though, because trying to do anything on that laptop is painfully slow.
Upgrades Allowed - When this option is checked and you tell Radarr to download a WEB 1080p as it is the first release of a specific movie then later somebody is able to upload a Bluray-1080p Radarr will automatically upgrade to the better quality if Upgrade Until has that quality selected
It's an automated process in which you plug in the supplied optimization microphone and place it where your ears would normally be in your viewing room. The system sends out tones from your speakers and then calibrates the STR-DH750 for optimum sound output. The procedure is quick, easy and effective, definitely worth doing.Once the basic speaker tweaks are finished, you should open up the on-screen menu and explore the Home menu items, which are described as:Watch: Select to display video from the connected device.Listen: Select to listen to sound from the connected device.Sound Effects: Select to enjoy sound effects.Settings: Select to adjust the various settings for the receiver.Let me be clear, though this receiver is easy to setup, it still is worth reading through the manual to see a fuller view of the STR-DH750's capabilities.PerformanceIf you have been listening to your favorite action movies through the teensy speakers integrated into most modern TVs, when you hear the audio quality surrounding you from a multi-speaker system, your reaction will be somewhere between pleasantly surprised and freaking out.Where you land in that spectrum will have a lot to do with the speakers. A sound system is only as good as its weakest link and if you have under-performing speakers don't expect to be elated by the audio quality. With that said, the STR-DH750 does a solid job of delivering a clean, powerful signal that will nicely drive a matched speaker system. The unit handles a wide range of audio formats. I don't miss a 4K upscaling feature, but I do appreciate that it supports High-Resolution file playback.And it's worth experimenting with the different audio modes, especially the Music ones like Hall, Jazz Club, Live Concert, PL II Music and Portable Audio.To tweak even further, you can make adjustments on the supplied Equalizer.ValueThe AV receiver market is crowded with highly respectable models, but many are so feature-laden that you need to be an audio engineer to operate them.The Sony STR-DH750 thankfully sheds many of the more complex features while still outputting brawny, clean audio at a competitive price. At $350, I consider this receiver a good value. If you find it on sale for less, that's a bargain.Of course if you want a network connected receiver, than look elsewhere like the Wi-Fi enabled Sony STR-DN850.
I think it depends on how they label and sell 4K. For example if you buy an SD version of a movie, you have to buy it again in HD if you want it. On the other hand, all HD purchases were upgraded from 720p to 1080p when the HD resolution was change in iTunes.
I recently bought a 4K TV on black Friday so, yes, it does matter to me. Is hard to switch back to 1080p after watching those gorgeous graphics in movies and tv series. My smart TV has youtube and netflix, both support and broadcast content in 4K, a beautiful thing; even another reason to skip Apple TV 4th gen. I will settle with my 3rd gen until then. I guess Apple loves to crash into parties very late. 2b1af7f3a8