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kliras
Mar 27, 2021


Definitely try out Fantasian which just came out and is by a bunch of OG Final Fantasy people (Mistwalker + Nobue Uematsu). It's a really fun nostalgia trip with a lot of the typical tropes.

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kliras
Mar 27, 2021


Duckman2008 posted:

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/5/22369056/apple-tv-2021-120hz-refresh-rate-support-4k-gaming-arcade


I assume 120hz would not make an impact on video streaming ? Otherwise you would think the article would mention it.


That said, I would for sure buy one and probably buy 2 within 2 mins of an announcement.
It won't make an impact aside from menus and interfaces being snappier to look at (assuming they aren't just hardcoded). Just sounds like basic HDMI 2.1 support. This means your device will hopefully not black out every time it has to change its refresh rate to match the framerate of what's being viewed.

Livechats might be nicer to look at.

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


Fedule posted:

120fps output would be neat because it would mean you could display 24, 30 or 60 fps content without having to change the output framerate, just by using integer repetition.

HDMI 2.1 with VRR would be preferable ultimately (although maybe not? I don't know if VRR can go down to 24), but this would work.
It's not VRR specifically but QMS you want to look for: https://www.hdmi.org/spec21sub/quickmediaswitching.

Crap like this is why the HDMI 2.1 spec is such a mess: most of the interesting features are optional, so HDMI 2.1 only tell us something about throughput capability - and that wasn't even the case for the receivers with botched Panasonic chips. Just start naming it HDMI 2.1vqa or something for each feature at this point. Maybe we'll get stickers with "Full HDMI 2.1" to brings us, well, full circle.

VRR might be interesting for video with variable framerates (ie 60p/30p streams or videos with frame drops or terrible encoding settings).

kliras fucked around with this message at 14:30 on Apr 6, 2021

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


qirex posted:

The HDMI forum has specifically discouraged any idea of "full" 2.1, mostly because its members are all the electronics companies currently doing it wrong all over the market. That said if Apple has hardware that can do it all it wouldn't be bad to release it now since they only update the thing every several years. That said the probability of more than a handful of things working on an average system is super low.
Oh no, it was more tongue-in-cheek, because "Full HD" was the weird marketing speak for non-interlaced 1080p flatscreens back in the day where "HD Ready" was a euphemism for "barely HD" at the time TVs went from SD to HD.

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


I'm glad I haven't bought a laptop in a million years, because the WBBQHD viewport terms for all the options are so hilariously confusing. And some still use 16:10.

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


That colour calibration feature is definitely going to be exclusive to the new device, even though it's all tied to iPhone hardware, isn't it.

e: Well that was some timing.

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


Who's gonna be the guinea pig who upgrades to tvOS 14.5 and tells us which apps break? Especially YouTube and Crunchyroll, since Google have done their all not to update any apps to comply with the tracking disclosure.

Rumours say iOS might drop around 10 AM PT. Presumably tvOS would follow.

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


Binary Badger posted:

Ya, that's me.. it took longer to upgrade to iOS 14.5 on my drat phone than the ATV 4K did.

Tried out YT, PBS, Crunchyroll, some others, everything works.

Tried out Color Balance.. holy poo poo it made a big difference on AppleTV movies like Greyhound and others like Pacific Rim.. I calibrated with my iPhoney 11 and a lovely Toshiba combo DVD player, only a 24" screen.. colors popped better, could swear I got a rez upgrade on a lovely 1080p TV.. worked the first time out.. a little weirded out how it told me to use my front camera instead of the back, and I had to hold the phone an inch from the screen.. but worth it for the 40 seconds it took for the entire procedure..
It uses FaceID ... which was a fun thing to realize when I was standing in front of the TV with my iPhone SE 2.

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


The Colour Balance feature is just about what I would come to expect from the people behind Wireless Sync: a compelling feature, but the lack of a useful before-and-after comparison is going to make a lot of people go with the original settings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYrl8k7ymxE

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


OldSenileGuy posted:

Twice now since upgrading to 14.5, Iíve turned on my AppleTV and thought stuff looked a little off, and found out that it had somehow changed its default setting to 4K HDR instead of 4K SDR. Has this been happening to anyone else?
I think my content matching setting changed as well. But it might only have been for framerate though.

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


If ATV 4Kv1 struggles with 4K60 YouTube, then what kind of mess is AV1 playback gonna be. Guess I should temper my expectations for future software decoding.

Guess we could figure it out by looking at the phones the chips were used with.

kliras fucked around with this message at 15:54 on May 21, 2021

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kliras
Mar 27, 2021


Man, I was losing my mind at weird audio desync, and it turns out Corridow Crew just don't know how to sync their audio in any of their YouTube videos.

Still curious how framerate matching might be a factor; Twitch is still very weird, but then again, it's the Twitch app.

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