"EnTerr" wrote:"ljunkie" wrote:
And really, every 4k device should already support that function because they'd be on the new firmware, right!?
Wait a minute, there is a problem in that line of thinking - 4k and HEVC are not equivalent? It's "falacy of the converse" along the lines of:
... which we know is not the case, since "Trump" is a brand licensed for a fee.
- if you own a building, you can put your name on it
- many buildings have "Trump" on them
- therefore Trump owns all these buildings!
In the same way 4k player => H.265 (HEVC), sure.
Why do you assume HEVC => 4k ?
I would expect better compression methods would make it to FHD too. After all, from ergonomic point of view, 4k TVs are bogus (unlike HDR)...
Graphics resolution is separate than video resolution.
FHD UI support =~= 4K video support, at least until such time as a specific feature test will be provided (in addition to the roDeviceInfo CanDecodeVideo tests). You can certainly check the other fields as you like, but checking name = "FHD" is sufficient for the foreseeable future.
No need for complicated model number regex matching... that will be just be an approximation, as well as a ongoing maintenance commitment.
Do we have reasons to believe #3600 (new stick), #37xx (Espressos) and #42xx will not be getting the 1080 "graphics resolution"?
I have had to wait months for a mere bundle signature, before can even upload for review. Months!!
If you were to put yourself in my shoes - would you rather do a "maintenance commitment" to edit text file on a server when new model gets released - or would you rather go through the proper "channel publishing process" after new firmware unannouncedly breaks the check? As a reminder, the former will take 1 minute - the latter, between a week and months.