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Old 14-06-2018, 09:54   #586
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

I see Sky are going to show Cricket in 4k, wonder if/when Virgin will be able to offer this..........
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Old 14-06-2018, 10:09   #587
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

Sky have been showing Cricket in 4K since last yeat but have announced more matches.

But they will not share it with anyone.
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Old 14-06-2018, 10:13   #588
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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Sky have been showing Cricket in 4K since last yeat but have announced more matches.

But they will not share it with anyone.
Did HD start out like that? i.e Sky keeping it to themselves?
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Old 14-06-2018, 10:22   #589
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

Can't remember when VM went HD and when Sky put there channels on it - but it is usual for companies to hold on to these type of produces as long as possible.

I think when Sky Sports added new sports channels - they launched on VM and Sky at the same time. But I think it was about 4 years for VM to get the first Sports HD channel after it's launch.

As long as customers are signing up with Sky for 4K sports - they are not going to share it.
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Old 14-06-2018, 10:25   #590
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Can't remember when VM went HD and when Sky put there channels on it - but it is usual for companies to hold on to these type of produces as long as possible.

I think when Sky Sports added new sports channels - they launched on VM and Sky at the same time.

As long as customers are signing up with Sky for 4K sports - they are not going to share it.
I watched some HD channels last night and it looks better on my 4k. Be good to get more 4k content though.

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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

Sky have no 4k channels - they offer the occasional sports programme in 4K via the red button (or through a menu).

Same as VM have with BT Sport and Eurosport recently.

BT added their 4K channel to their EPG - but with no football now it is just lots of repeats. And many of their customers can't access it anyway.
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Sky have no 4k channels - they offer the occasional sports programme in 4K via the red button (or through a menu).

Same as VM have with BT Sport and Eurosport recently.
I meant content more than channels.

The CL final in UHD on BT was interesting. I wonder if they will offer VM more content next season.
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

I wonder whether Eurosport will show Wimbledon in 4K too, as it is being filmed in house in 4K this year and Eurosport are showing it?
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

Anyone watching BBC's coverage of the Egypt vs Uruguay game in UHD on the iplayer?

What's it like?
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Old 15-06-2018, 14:26   #595
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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Anyone watching BBC's coverage of the Egypt vs Uruguay game in UHD on the iplayer?

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An active discussion going on on the Community Forum

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5...737166/page/28
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An active discussion going on on the Community Forum

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5...737166/page/28
Cheers Ben, unfortunately I cannot access the VM forums from my work machine.
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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Anyone watching BBC's coverage of the Egypt vs Uruguay game in UHD on the iplayer?

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Yes. Picture a bit dark on current picture settings but switched it Vivid and it looks great.
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Yes. Picture a bit dark on current picture settings but switched it Vivid and it looks great.
Very nice. I won't get a chance to watch any games in UHD today, but definitely over the weekend.

Glad to hear picture is good and you managed to access it ok.
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Just loaded the iplayer up and got on straight away picture quality looks brilliant, not sure about the DOG in the top right albeit transparent it looks a bit big
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

As i have a 2016 high end Samsung TV which isn't on the compatible list i am surprised i am able to watch the UHD feed just fine.

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The pictured buffered just now, it is stable again but i have lost all sound like many others.

Much easier to watch the live HD feed upscaled to 4K, it looks superb also.
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