Apologies if this is an obvious/newbie question...
During playback on an Apple TV (all, including 4th gen) or older FireStick, I will frequently have issues with the video stuttering, or flat out pausing randomly. This happens whether on WiFi or hardwired.
I've read a lot of similar posts, particularly regarding the Apple TV, but the difference for me is that so far, reducing the maximum bitrate seems to resolve the problem.
My question is, is there a down-side to reducing the max bitrate? Does a lower bitrate translate to lower video quality?