Usually we leave a message on the forum to talk about a problem, today with this message I just wanted to say thank you.
There is nothing perfect in this world and there are always adjustments to make and firecore does it very well with their many updates, IMHO.
I have several multimedia box (Android OS) at home (Zidoo X20 PRO, Egreat A11, etc…) every one of them has defaults and quality, but none can do the job properly for my daily use, there are updates but often they add problems rather than solve them…
I discovered (on the forum homecinema.fr) the Apple TV 4K with Infuse PRO, and seen good comments, I decided to buy one and buy also infuse PRO
After a few days of use, I’m happy with my purchase, I can finally watch my videotheque (HD / UHD) without problems of any kind.
I lost support for BD menu and Atmos / DTS X, but I have to say it was worth it.
I do reviews on several forums, and people asked me if the image quality was as good as on the Zidoo Z9S/10/X20 PRO (RTD1295/96).
I use the following setting with my Apple TV 4K (see attachments)
- 4K SDR (and the Apple TV switch in HDR as needed)
- RGB High (my Sony 4K HDR is not compatible ‘’ FULL ‘’, and gives me a bad picture quality, otherwise I also try the 4.4.4 YcBcR and not seen difference with the RGB High)
- Dynamic range : ON
- Frame Rate : ON
I compared my zidoo X10 (FW 2.0.25/ HT 2.0) with the Apple TV/Infuse PRO, the 2 boxes are connected to the receiver and uses the same port HDMI on the TV (the 2 boxes have the same settings TV).
I used Demo UHD HDR and movies UHD HDR/ HD (ISO,Remux,etc…)
The Picture Quality is similar and even better because with apple TV / infuse we have no problem banding as with the Zidoo.
There is a post-processing of the picture with the RTD 1295 (Zidoo, Zappiti, Dune) and the picture is more sharpness by default, but by adjusting the sharpness in the options of my Sony TV we get the same sharpened.
For those who want the DTS X, forget the Apple TV 4K / Infuse…and for the Dolby Atmos, if I do not make a mistake it will be available this fall with a free update but we still do not know if it will be available in passthrough with third-party applications or only for itunes, Netflix, etc …
For now, formats like TrueHD, DTS-HD MA and PCM can be sent from Apple TV to a receiver via LPCM without loss of quality.
For now and with my daily use (ISO / remux / etc …), no complaints about Infuse PRO, i can watch the movies of my videotheque without worries.