Update on Fire Stick 4K hardware decoder/de-interlacer


#1

Do you have an update on the status of the well-known problem with the Fire Stick 4K's hardware decoder/deinterlacer? Just wondering when (if ever) it will be safe to switch the Channels App back over to hardware decoding (then again, the software decoder seems to be doing so well, switching back to the hardware decoder probably won't gain me anything).


#2

According to Amazon they will be releasing a firmware update at the end of Q2


#3

Over the last 2 days 2 of 3 of my 4k stick have received a update to version NS6260/1840. Waiting on 3rd 4k stick to update.


#4

The update doesn't appear to have fixed the hardware decoding issue.

Disappointing.


#5

From what I understand the issue is in the decoder chipset and the chipet vendor is testing a fix in their QA cycle. Once they release it at the end of Q2, Amazon will include it in a new FireOS release.