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  1. mjwagner

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    I watched the ravens game last night on my FireTV Stick 4ks using the Fox Sports app authorized with YTTV as my provider. It was 4k HDR and the video quality was excellent. Best I have seen so far this season. Looks like they have finally gotten their technical issues resolved at least on the FireTV Stick 4k. I tested it on my other streaming platforms (ATV 4k and Nvidia Shield) and it was just 4k not HDR and really wasn’t that good.
     
  2. CraigerM

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    Does YouTube TV have 5.1 surround sound? Also, can you pause, rewind and fast forward live TV? Thanks.
     
  3. mjwagner

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    No. Yes.
     
  4. mjwagner

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    ...and unlike some of the other services (like PSVue for example) you can pause live tv for a very long time. I ‘m honestly not sure how long but I’ve done it for close to an hour. It’s all done in the cloud so it doesn’t use up any local resources. The FF/REW is very smooth and accurate and you can see what you are FFing/REWing thru, at least on the platforms I run YTTV on (FireTV of various types, Nvidia Shield, and ATV 4K).
     
  5. grover517

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    I also like it that they automatically pad the sports events if they run past their scheduled windows.
     
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  6. Rich

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    I haven't tried that app. Is it possible to let the game play for a couple hours and then watch it from the beginning? A DVR function? Sitting thru a live game holds little interest for me. I've been holding off on watching 4K games but I think it's time.

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    I just bought a second generation Fire TV Cube. I'll try that as soon as I can get a game to watch. If I don't have to watch the game live.

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    So, you never have to worry about a 3 hour game actually lasting 6 hours? Happens a few times each season with MLB.

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  9. mjwagner

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    AFAIK, the 4k HDR feed is only available when watching the game live using the Fox Sports app. I know you can get it in 4k HDR on the FireTV Stick 4k. Don’t know about the cube, don’t use them.
     
  10. TV_Guy

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    Looks like pause, FF, and RW are disabled. They got the HDR working properly for the last Thursday Night Game of the season. Seems like they intend to do the Super Bowl in 4K. I did not see any reference to the cube when they mentioned Amazon devices. They added Fire Stick support mid season after only supporting Roku for several games. Would be odd if they didn't support the cube since they support all the 4K Roku devices.
     
  11. Rich

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    Get a Cube and you don't have any use for Fire Sticks. I've been giving my 4K Fire Sticks away. The Cubes have much better processors. Next to go are the Echo Dots, we put Show 5s in every bedroom recently and they blow the Dots away. Just put a Show 8 in the room where we watch most of our TV and now I have no use for the Echo that's in that room. Got an Echo Studio for the MB and put the Echo Plus that used to live there in the living room. Amazon is driving me nuts, they keep bringing out devices that are far better than the last generation and I can't stop buying and trying them. Not an unpleasant experience. And the new devices aren't all that expensive. Usually buy them on eBay or on sale.

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    Anything you can do with a Stick you can do with a Cube...and do it a lot quicker and better. When will the next 4K game be streaming?

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  13. mjwagner

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    No worries, to each their own. I have no use for voice commands so don’t want or need all the voice stuff built into the cubes. I love my FireTV Stick 4ks, Nvidia Shields, and ATV 4ks...:)
     
  14. TV_Guy

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    I don't see any games listed. Regular season college football and NFL Thursday Night Football are over. Hoping for the Super Bowl.
     
  15. grover517

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    I have only been using YTTV for a couple months now but so far, so good with both college basketball and football games on CBS, BTN, FS1 and ESPN. Not only have games that ran over been automatically padded but I have also had a few events start late due to the first game running over and none of the first game appeared in the DVR video when I played it back. From what I understand (Reddit board), YTTV utilizes a process where the library videos are marked with actual start/end times vs. what we are used to with a traditional DVR that relies on predetermined start/end times and you are responsible for manually padding it. So I don't see why it wouldn't be the same result given what I understand about the process used by YTTV. Does this happen with every channel YTTV offers, I can't say but in my somewhat limited experience so far, it's worked fine for me.
     
  16. mjwagner

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    I'm only a week in from my transition over from PSVue to YTTV. Based on what I have seen so far YTTV is really getting a lot right. As always their is still lots of room for improvement but I think they are really setting the bar pretty high for what a live TV UI should be!
     
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    I still have my PS Vue subscription and will keep it till the end since my daughter is using it in her new home for now until she gets her own stuff setup but we have already deleted the PS Vue app from our FireTV sticks and moved over to YTTV. I will miss the tight integration of PS Vue with the FireTV UI but the YTTV UI has made the transition fairly non eventful. It was quite the task to get the WAF approval factor to go with streaming in the first place and feared the switch from PS Vue to YTTV would be an issue when we lost that integration. To my surprise, she has embraced YTTV so much, she rarely even uses the FireTV UI anymore but rather just goes directly to the YTTV app. Who da thunk THAT was possible?

    From programming to the UI, no provider is going to be a perfect fit but I agree that YTTV is a very nice interface to use once you learn your way around. If I had to nit pick one thing, it would be to have Alexa support for the search function. It's there for ff, rw, pause, play, exit, etc. so who knows.

    Other than that, really have no complaints so far. I think we will be sticking around YTTV for a while.
     
  18. grover517

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    Yeah, I too missed that at first. On my FireTV 4K remote, three clicks on the right side of the ring gives me a 30 second jump with each additional 2 clicks, another 30. But truthfully, I now find myself using the thumbnail ff more than the 30 second jump. It's more clicks of the remote but I tend to overshoot the end of the commercials less than I did before with the 30 second jump. Old habits are hard to break sometimes! ;-)
     
  19. bnwrx

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    Rich, do you get any regional sports networks with your YTTV?
     
  20. mjwagner

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    My last bill for PSVue was Dec 2 so we are good now thru the end of Jan. I’m still using it but basically only Sundays for Multiview and the RedZone Channel.
     

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