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Old 31-05-2018, 08:15   #436
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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It kind of reminds me of 3D and that did not end up well...
I could have told you that 3D would be a 5-minute wonder. It's the glasses and the nausea that put people off.

4k is a different matter, though, because it provides such good PQ for larger screens.

It's 8K that is more likely to flounder as the difference in PQ would not be noticeable on any screen you are likely to have in your lounge (unless perhaps wall-to-wall screens ever become the rage).
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Old 31-05-2018, 09:06   #437
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

BBC are to show the World Cup in 4K and virtual reality via app!

But first come first served.

But then they say only tens of thousands can watch live in HD, confused.

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Old 31-05-2018, 09:09   #438
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

Won't improve the outcome though: Win one by luck. Draw one that should have been won. Lose one by penalties and on the plane home.
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

I’m not watching it just for England though.
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

At least the grass will look nice.
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

Similar to V6/BT/Sky Q, but it will be the first in HLG (HDR).

I assume it is down to costs that it is not being shown on Sky and Virgin, or to not annoy Freeview payers too.

On the BBC list the V6 box is down to be confirmed for HLG.

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Old 31-05-2018, 16:00   #442
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

Full list of devices compatible with iPlayer UHD

Virgin 2016 TV V6 Box *TBC*

Sky Q whilst on the Planet earth trial now appears to be missing from the list

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/help/latest-news/live-uhd
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

Max 36mbps.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2018-0...world_cup_2018
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Old 31-05-2018, 16:23   #444
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

The SkyQ Planet Earth trial was for UHD only - not HLG/HDR.
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Full list of devices compatible with iPlayer UHD

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Sky Q whilst on the Planet earth trial now appears to be missing from the list

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/help/latest-news/live-uhd
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Old 31-05-2018, 16:40   #445
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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The SkyQ Planet Earth trial was for UHD only - not HLG/HDR.
Yes it was:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2016-1...l-planet-earth
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BBC iPlayer will stream four stunning minutes of Planet Earth II footage in the highest quality the BBC has ever broadcast. The experimental footage will be available in Ultra HD and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) on compatible connected TVs and set-top boxes from today until early next year.
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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Full list of devices compatible with iPlayer UHD

Virgin 2016 TV V6 Box *TBC*

Sky Q whilst on the Planet earth trial now appears to be missing from the list

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/help/latest-news/live-uhd
Sky Q doesn't use the standard BBC iPlayer app so not really a surprise there.
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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It could be a lottery for viewers - it says: It will limit the number of screens with access, and will do so on a first-come first-served basis.

Each will be limited to "tens of thousands of people" - the exact number of iPlayer-equipped devices has not been specified in advance.

Ha ha - what a farce, typical Beeb cannot do anything properly
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Ha ha - what a farce, typical Beeb cannot do anything properly
Seems like that's a reasonably fair way to do it as the first major 4K streaming they've done.

Better the limit the numbers than risk the stream quality itself (and even then that might still happen)

And if you're limiting the numbers, then first come first served again seems fair.
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

The SkyQ box is NOT a connected box - iPlayer is a download only service and is not streamed. There is no live capacity for the service.

The SkyQ box has not yet had the HDR software update.

It may have had the HLG version but it would only play back in regular 4K.

HDR is due later in the year but as Sky are still rolling out their latest software with still doesn't have HDR - it is inlikely to appear in the next fe weeks.

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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

Sky Q is a connected box it just doesn't have the version of iPlayer that smart TV's have , it uses progressive download as opposed to streaming.

Other apps on Sky Q use streaming such as YouTube , Vevo , Red Bull TV and the forthcoming Netflix service as well as the sidebar apps.
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