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Old 13-11-2017, 17:03   #166
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No, I wasn't, Den, I was talking about UHD content.

I am not fixated on linear channels, as you well know by now.
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Not quite yet, but I see you get the drift!
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

With the standards for UHD broadcasting sorted, maybe this will be the starting pistol for UHD broadcasts to take off in the UK.

The delay in announcing this may explain why Sky and Virgin have not done more to increase the amount of UHD material this year, and why VM appear to be pencilling in 2018 as the year when things are set to change.

http://www.a516digital.com/2017/11/w...standards.html
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With the standards for UHD broadcasting sorted, maybe this will be the starting pistol for UHD broadcasts to take off in the UK.

The delay in announcing this may explain why Sky and Virgin have not done more to increase the amount of UHD material this year, and why VM appear to be pencilling in 2018 as the year when things are set to change.

http://www.a516digital.com/2017/11/w...standards.html
Sky have increased the amount of UHD material since launch.
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Sky have increased the amount of UHD material since launch.
But they don't broadcast any, do they?
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Old 21-11-2017, 11:14   #172
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But they don't broadcast any, do they?
Yes live Sporting events and several concerts.
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As do BT.
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BT stream UHD and don’t broadcast any, as there aren’t any terrestrial UHD broadcasts.
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BT stream UHD and don’t broadcast any, as there aren’t any terrestrial UHD broadcasts.
I think that's what spider meant.
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

Well I'm afraid Spider was wrong as Sky broadcast Sport nearly every week over satellite it certainly isn't streamed using a broadband connection. Sky has no permanent UHD channels but it broadcasts at set times.

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Well I'm afraid Spider was wrong as Sky broadcast Sport nearly every week over satellite it certainly isn't streamed using a broadband connection. Sky has no permanent UHD channels but it broadcasts at set times.
So how exactly do you access the UHD material then, muppetman? Do they assign a 'pop up' channel number on the EPG?
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So how exactly do you access the UHD material then, muppetman? Do they assign a 'pop up' channel number on the EPG?
Either from the Sports menu or by going to the HD channel and pressing the UHD prompt.
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Usually via the Menu or Red button on the channel the footy is on.

There is a lot of 4K content available to download, like Sky movies and Discovery etc.

Within seconds of it starting to download, you can watch it.

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Usually via the Menu or Red button on the channel the footy is on.

There is a lot of 4K content available to download, like Sky movies and Discovery etc.

Within seconds of it starting to download, you can watch it.
On Virgin, some of the on demand channels are on the EPG, so it may be that muppetman is viewing a streaming broadcast without realising it.

Does anyone know the definitive answer to that question? Is UHD on Sky either streamed or on demand, or alternatively is it broadcast the same way as Sky Sports channels?
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