OT: 4K content providers

I have FiOS and was just curious if the upgrade to the FiOS one set top was worth the upgrade. I already have a Roku Ultra as well as Netflix, Prime, and Disney+. Is upgrading the set top going to do anything for me, or do I pretty much have access to all of the 4k content possible at this point in time?

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I upgraded and it doesn't seem to make a huge difference right now.

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Was there any difference at all? The wireless dependency also has me concerned - did yours need to be associated specifically with your Fios router?

The wireless dependency is fine. No issues with that at all.

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I will add Hulu is real brutal with 4k content. Their upload streams are slow as hell.

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Them and the CBS app. Been on a ST: Discovery binge lately and damn that app randomly freezes up all the time.

Bought myself a Chromecast Ultra for the 4k streaming. Its noticeably better than the Chromecasts that came before it. Have it paired with Google WiFi so I can ensure it gets priority signal during times of high use, and haven't really seen any issues with it, where previous models would have signal degrade constantly.

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I have the new Fios STB.

There are 2 4k sports channels - 1400 and 1401 iirc, which occasionally played CFB games throughout the season. I recall a lot of them being Big XII games. There is a sports menu where you could go and actually see what, specifically was being broadcast in 4k, which was handy. The 4k makes a massive difference, but not a lot is being broadcast on 4k yet. At this point, you're probably not going to see any major impact by not upgrading.

NFL on Fox still looks like dick.

I noticed that too with Fox. Wasn't sure if that was an issue with my fire stick and the connectivity or if it was at the source. I'm really hoping they have a true 4K broadcast for the Super Bowl.

Fox is still using cameras that film in 720 for live sports.

I'm guessing they didn't have the money to upgrade, hence the purchase by Disney last year. Hopefully Big Mouse can fix this going forward.

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My understanding is that this has to do w the speed of the action onscreen and the need to perform de-interlacing.

Fox is still using cameras that film in 720 for live sports.

That is really old technology. Is Quentin Tarantino head of Fox camera work?

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Disney didn't buy Fox Sports.

Unless you're saying Murdoch is going to be spending that money from Disney to buy new cameras.