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Old 12-05-2020, 13:34   #1291
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My PanasonicTV is not UHD (6 or 7 years old). In my opinion, it gives an excellent picture but it seems even better on streaming services cast from my Pixel 3a XL phone. So easy to do!

I must have subtitles. TV player does not have them, nor can you rely on ITV Hub, All4 or the Channel 5 one. Everything I have ever watched on Netflix does have subtitles; some things on Prime and Disney+ do not. BBC iPlayer has them on recorded programmes but not live broadcasts. I am reluctant to try Britbox as apparently around half the programmes lack subtitles. I have cast some good old programmes from UK TV. All I have tried have subtitles.

To sum up, having different boxes and plug ins has put me off streaming but the ease and quality of casting from my phone via Chromecast is a very pleasant surprise. I can even control it with my voice through my Google mini speaker!
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Old 12-05-2020, 16:25   #1292
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Yes, I am amazed that your Chronecast method gives you a better picture. As a matter of interest, have you set your picture settings on the V6 to the UHD setting (assuming you have a UHD TV, of course)?

Like you, I am not yet ready to ditch the linear channels, but my reason is simply that there are some programmes that would not be accessible through streaming only at present. I would expect that to change before too much longer, however. I did work out what I would be missing if I cut the cable a couple of years ago, and the TV Player appeared to fill most of the gaps, but this turned out to be a disappointment and I gave up with TV Player. Given that it is taking services off its platform now, I think perhaps I'm not the only one to be disappointed with it.

I look forward to the day when I can get all of my programme needs through VM without the need to subscribe to all those rubbish TV channels I don't use and simply access their comprehensive on demand selection. Provided it gives me what I need (particularly the ability to watch stuff I've bookmarked for up to a year), this could save me a sum of money. Hopefully, VM will step up to the plate and let me do this, with all the new streaming services provided from launch. The failure so far to acquire the rights to bring us Disney +, however, is not a good sign.

Indeed, it would be great to only have to pay for sky sports and BT sports in HD with recording facilities and dump the rest.
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Old 12-05-2020, 17:15   #1293
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Indeed, it would be great to only have to pay for sky sports and BT sports in HD with recording facilities and dump the rest.
They could be streamed and made available on demand after the event. No need even to record.
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Old 20-05-2020, 08:44   #1294
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The BBC is expected to announce the reopening of BBC Three as a linear channel today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52719883

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When it moved online in February 2016, the BBC Trust said "independent evidence shows younger audiences are watching more online and watching less linear TV".
But BBC Three reached 8% of British 16-34-year-olds per week in 2018/19, down from 22% in 2015/16.
The BBC now says its research shows there is a potential large linear audience for the channel's programmes, which it says are reaching both young people and the wider audience in "big numbers".
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I hope BBC launch the World News Channel on Sky/Virgin in the near future

Itís refreshing to get news from other parts of the world that are not normally covered.
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Old 20-05-2020, 09:04   #1296
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The BBC is expected to announce the reopening of BBC Three as a linear channel today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52719883
"Socialism saves linear TV from extinction."
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Old 20-05-2020, 09:26   #1297
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The BBC is expected to announce the reopening of BBC Three as a linear channel today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52719883
l just hope its not at the expense of BBC Four as it would be sad to lose that channel as they have some good content on there.

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I hope BBC launch the World News Channel on Sky/Virgin in the near future

Itís refreshing to get news from other parts of the world that are not normally covered.
That would be nice but given the BBC has only a finite amount of license payers money to go around l would say it was very very unlikely.
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Old 20-05-2020, 09:41   #1298
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The BBC is expected to announce the reopening of BBC Three as a linear channel today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52719883
But isn't linear tv dead?
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I hope BBC launch the World News Channel on Sky/Virgin in the near future

Itís refreshing to get news from other parts of the world that are not normally covered.
BBC World News channel is commercially funded therefore is not allowed to broadcast to the UK
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Old 20-05-2020, 10:51   #1300
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But isn't linear tv dead?
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Old 20-05-2020, 14:48   #1303
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I hope BBC launch the World News Channel on Sky/Virgin in the near future

Itís refreshing to get news from other parts of the world that are not normally covered.
Started to watch more and more CNN . At least get some world news .Only look at news at breakfast time. BBC is so trite at that time of the day.
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Does anyone watch BBC 3?
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