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[Walmart] Hisense 55H9908 55" H9908 ULED (Like QLED) [Android TV, 120Hz, Wide Gamut, Dolby Vision] - $498 [HOT!], $479 [REFURB]

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Jimboski wrote: Yeah can't compare the two, 4K is a just an entirely different beast.
True, but apparently when I cast there is no option to select 4k as resolution, so I don't even know if the embedded chromecast is 4k supportable.
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batman2002 wrote: True, but apparently when I cast there is no option to select 4k as resolution, so I don't even know if the embedded chromecast is 4k supportable.
Try playing the same content, Chromecast a 4K youtube video onto the TV and use the YouTube app on the TV for the same video to see if there is lag.
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4K YouTube is 4 to 6 times the bit-rate folks.

It's no joke, and if I'm honest, all Chromecast devices so far have been mild garbage for quality mirroring.

We'll get there in future releases.

I just want to make sure folks are getting fairly smooth playback from 4k YouTube on Android TV.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: 4K YouTube is 4 to 6 times the bit-rate folks.

It's no joke, and if I'm honest, all Chromecast devices so far have been mild garbage for quality mirroring.

We'll get there in future releases.

I just want to make sure folks are getting fairly smooth playback from 4k YouTube on Android TV.
Best results for consistently smooth 4K playback is hooking up a laptop or PC with an HDMI to the TV using it like a second monitor (your PC/Laptop has to be fast enough to run 4K content though lol). That's of course if the Roku OS on the TV isn't good enough, even at that maybe the Amazon Fire Stick TV 4K might be the viable option over the the PC/Laptop HDMI.
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Jimboski wrote: Try playing the same content, Chromecast a 4K youtube video onto the TV and use the YouTube app on the TV for the same video to see if there is lag.
I tried, the YouTube app with 4k on the TV directly also doesn't seem to be smooth, it plays without chopped frames, but just doesn't appear as smooth as my laptop. For example try this clip from Avengers.
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batman2002 wrote: I tried, the YouTube app with 4k on the TV directly also doesn't seem to be smooth, it plays without chopped frames, but just doesn't appear as smooth as my laptop. For example try this clip from Avengers.
Have you changed the settings or are you just using it out of the box? Have you tried changing the motion interpolation settings? Lag to you could mean motion blur, which is based on the TV's settings..
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Jimboski wrote: Have you changed the settings or are you just using it out of the box? Have you tried changing the motion interpolation settings? Lag to you could mean motion blur, which is based on the TV's settings..
Yep, tried all the available motion enhancement options...
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batman2002 wrote: Yep, tried all the available motion enhancement options...
Are you connected through wifi? Is the wifi connection excellent?

So what you're saying in the previous post is that it doesn't lag but it's not as smooth as your laptop? What model is your laptop? I doubt it has a 120Hz monitor, even at that the youtube video doesn't output 120 fps for a 120Hz screen to take advantage of..

I think you read a bad review and have the placebo effect of it not being smooth lol.

It has to be your motion interpolation settings..
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Jimboski wrote: Are you connected through wifi? Is the wifi connection excellent?

So what you're saying in the previous post is that it doesn't lag but it's not as smooth as your laptop? What model is your laptop? I doubt it has a 120Hz monitor, even at that the youtube video doesn't output 120 fps for a 120Hz screen to take advantage of..

I think you read a bad review and have the placebo effect of it not being smooth lol.

It has to be your motion interpolation settings..
I'm pretty sure its not a placebo effect...but to each their own. Apps like CBC looks great tho
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batman2002 wrote: I'm pretty sure its not a placebo effect...but to each their own. Apps like CBC looks great tho
Try Netflix on the Roku app, see if there's stuttering there while viewing 4K content. CBC doesn't do 4K so maybe it's 4K content that's causing the lag. Also pause the video for a good minute on Netflix before you play it, let it buffer a bit.. Can weed out if it's your internet or whatever..

Edit: Didn't state the obvious, have you tried restarting the TV? In the settings, not by turning it off and on. If yes then maybe consider a factory reset.
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Jimboski wrote:
Have you changed the settings or are you just using it out of the box? Have you tried changing the motion interpolation settings? Lag to you could mean motion blur, which is based on the TV's settings..
If it is not a software or wifi problem, I may have a fix. I found lots of stuttering/image lag during fast moving scenes even with motion enhancement turned off and on every source possible (chrome cast, Blu Ray player, etc).
After selecting the ‘custom’ option in motion enhancement and setting the Judder Enhancement to zero, it seems to have drastically reduced the choppiness.

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