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Old 09-05-2017, 19:47   #3391
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I've had the month's trial with Amazon and I'm now on a second month (paying of course) as we were watching a series called "The Following" but I've noticed a reduction in the PQ from Amazon, especially in darker scenes where there's quite a lot of "noise", it's not the TV as I don't have this issue with any other channels. So I had a look online and this issue seems to be affecting quite a lot of people, could Amazon be deliberately dumbing down the PQ in order to get people to pay for UHD PQ?
That is the vexed question as perhaps some of the wise sages of this forum might know more.
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Old 09-05-2017, 20:11   #3392
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That is the vexed question as perhaps some of the wise sages of this forum might know more.

Not really. If UHD is free, poor HD can't be used to lure people to pay extra for UHD.


I find HD Amazon fine.
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Old 09-05-2017, 20:14   #3393
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I didn't think there was an extra charge for UHD on Amazon?
I thought I saw them advertising UHD at a higher price, maybe not!
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Old 09-05-2017, 23:11   #3394
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I thought I saw them advertising UHD at a higher price, maybe not!
Might of been Netflix you saw UHD at a higher price mate as UHD is only available in Netflix top pack, it is included as standard with Amazon when available.
The PQ drop could be a number of factors such as connection to your device especially id wireless or even something simple on a computer such as a plugin not working on your browser.
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Old 10-05-2017, 00:26   #3395
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Might of been Netflix you saw UHD at a higher price mate as UHD is only available in Netflix top pack, it is included as standard with Amazon when available.
The PQ drop could be a number of factors such as connection to your device especially id wireless or even something simple on a computer such as a plugin not working on your browser.
Yes, may have been Netflix right enough mate, but we just watched a Netflix program tonight and it was perfect, only ever seems to be a problem with Amazon..
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Old 10-05-2017, 00:28   #3396
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Yes, may have been Netflix right enough mate, but we just watched a Netflix program tonight and it was perfect, only ever seems to be a problem with Amazon..
I'm sure i saw something when Netflix first appeared on Tivo about them getting installed on headends or something so the download path was shorter?
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Yes, may have been Netflix right enough mate, but we just watched a Netflix program tonight and it was perfect, only ever seems to be a problem with Amazon..
My free Amazon UHD broadcasts have always looked perfect on my KS9000, so Amazon must be hit and miss for some people and this maybe the quality of the internet connection.

As previously said it is Netflix that charge for UHD.
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Amazon's latest Prime incentive is exclusive music concerts

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/09/...ents-music-uk/
Not impressed. These are "intimate gigs" exclusive to Amazon Prime Members yet the ticket prices are ridiculous. £150.00 for the Blondie gig plus it's all being filmed and photgraphed for their streaming service. Not very intimate.

https://tickets.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071...T17:30:00.000Z
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If you watched Blondie at Glastonbury last year or listened to them on Radio 2 last week you wouldn't pay £1.50 to see them, truly awful, it saddens me to say that as well

The first album i bought of there's was Plastic Letters.
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Not impressed. These are "intimate gigs" exclusive to Amazon Prime Members yet the ticket prices are ridiculous. £150.00 for the Blondie gig plus it's all being filmed and photgraphed for their streaming service. Not very intimate.

https://tickets.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071...T17:30:00.000Z
The prices being charged for concerts and many other events nowadays is a total rip off IMO Chad.

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If you watched Blondie at Glastonbury last year or listened to them on Radio 2 last week you wouldn't pay £1.50 to see them, truly awful, it saddens me to say that as well

The first album i bought of there's was Plastic Letters.
That is going back a few decades John.
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The prices being charged for concerts and many other events nowadays is a total rip off IMO Chad.
It's economics. Years ago, concerts were sold cheaply and used as a way to drive record sales. Now it's the other way round. Artists make almost nothing from streaming, so they have to make it from concerts instead.
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It's economics. Years ago, concerts were sold cheaply and used as a way to drive record sales. Now it's the other way round. Artists make almost nothing from streaming, so they have to make it from concerts instead.
Yes you are probably right SP but personally its still way too dear for many.
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Yes you are probably right SP but personally its still way too dear for many.
I agree. I wouldn't even pay that for Lady Ga Ga.
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