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Old 17-10-2017, 18:28   #46
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Or it could simply be that BBC Worldwide will release it on UHD Blu Ray.
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Old 18-10-2017, 20:21   #47
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Is VM listening, do you think?

What's Virgin's motto? 'Keep up'?

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/75855...ent-in-4k-uhd/
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Is VM listening, do you think?

What's Virgin's motto? 'Keep up'?

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/75855...ent-in-4k-uhd/
If you are such a severe critic of Virgin then it begs the question of why are you still with them?.
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If you are such a severe critic of Virgin then it begs the question of why are you still with them?.
Because I prefer their system and value for money to Sky. However, I just wish they would live up to their motto and move a bit faster.

I don't think I'm alone in thinking that, Den. I take it you are completely satisfied.
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Because I prefer their system and value for money to Sky. However, I just wish they would live up to their motto and move a bit faster.

I don't think I'm alone in thinking that, Den. I take it you are completely satisfied.
Yes we are currently as we are not as demanding as some who think they should have everything but forget that there is a difference between a fantasy and real actual reality.
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Yes we are currently as we are not as demanding as some who think they should have everything but forget that there is a difference between a fantasy and real actual reality.
We should have 'everything' given the amount and size of price increases in the last few years. Hard to keep track, but I'm guessing it's somewhere around 25%.

Never mind VM, have created a new post, 'Director of Connectivity', so that's all good
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

why dont Virgin Media giving us Funbox 4k tv channel theres alot of shows to watch and let full house get it free ?
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

*slightly off topic but not really*

I must admit the lack of 4K content, not just on Virgin, is the reason I am not in a hurry to buy a new 4K HDR TV. I am usually an early adopter so have been itching to upgrade my TV both in size but also technology... and I was thinking of doing so last year around this time but I waited as I was having some built in shelving made for the living room and had an aperture made so I could fit a 55" TV in it and wanted to wait until that was done before I purchased a new tv (to make sure of measurements etc). I am glad I waited as prices have come down a LOT in those 12 months and there still isn't a huge amount of 4K content, except on Amazon and netflix... and even that is limited.
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why dont Virgin Media giving us Funbox 4k tv channel theres alot of shows to watch and let full house get it free ?
It just seems to be a 4K demo reel channel?
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

Services like 'Insight' might be better, although this seems not to be available beyond the US at present.

https://www.rapidtvnews.com/20171023...#axzz4wPOLMnJs
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

There is some UHD content on British TV, mostly sport via Sky Sports and BT Sports - the problem as I see it is VM is lagging well behind as it doesn't offer any of this!

Despite telling us V6 boxes are UHD ready, one wonders ready for what as it hasn't agreed deals to get this content on our screens.
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

There is no indication that there is even anything to negotiate for. Both BT and Sky are using UHD content as marketing for their own platform.

You can't get BT UHD on Sky or Sky UHD on BT.
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It just seems to be a 4K demo reel channel?
"Separately, having operated a FTA demo version of Funbox 4K/UHD for the past year, Eutelsat and SPI have recently switched from the demo loop to a full channel. Funbox will also start to be encrypted from October 22."

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Not a chance of UHD coming to Virgin anytime soon IMO.
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There is no indication that there is even anything to negotiate for. Both BT and Sky are using UHD content as marketing for their own platform.

You can't get BT UHD on Sky or Sky UHD on BT.
Which is why, in my view, Virgin needs to acquire UHD content that Sky and BT don't have.

Think Virgin Media exclusives on demand in UHD, other streaming services in UHD, and so on. I trust that Eurosport UHD will come to VM as soon as it is launched as well.

Hopefully, the BT wholesale deal can be upgraded before the existing contract comes to an end in 2019 and we can get their sports channels in UHD as part of that new contract, although I suspect that nothing will be forthcoming until 2019, assuming BT are still in the game by then.

As for Sky Sports - when is our existing contract due to be re-negotiated? I don't think Sky will actually withhold UHD, but they might want a pretty packet for it. However, that ceases to be an issue if Amazon come marching in!
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