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    This is a discussion on Q hdr within the Sky Q forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; With, it seems, no plans for Q to broadcast in HDR at any time in the near future, a couple ...

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      Q hdr

      With, it seems, no plans for Q to broadcast in HDR at any time in the near future, a couple of questions:- firstly, will it make much difference if and when it does? In advance though, would an HDR capable 4K tv make much difference now, and then if and when HDR on Q comes on stream?

      I am toying with the idea of upgrading my garden variety 4K tv to one that has HDR built in and wondered if it was worth it, both now and in the future.


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      Re: Q hdr

      I have a LG OLED and have seen the difference between the Blu-Ray of Lucy and the HDR version and there is a considerable difference which is very marked with a much richer palette of colour. I seen other films with HDR and I am glad I have the option. I would recommend checking it out in your nearest TV Dealer and see for yourself.

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      Re: Q hdr

      I have watched The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime with/out HDR and would agree, there is a vast improvement in the colours when using HDR.

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      Re: Q hdr

      There are a few people still squabbling over a suitable broadcast standard for HDR content. When this is finally resolved, I'm sure that they'll then make suitable preparations for broadcasting suitable content and also making content available via Sky's CUTV service.

      As for whether HDR is better than non-HDR, yes it can be. It is still possible to mess with your TV's settings and mess them all up.

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      Re: Q hdr

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      There are a few people still squabbling over a suitable broadcast standard for HDR content. When this is finally resolved, I'm sure that they'll then make suitable preparations for broadcasting suitable content and also making content available via Sky's CUTV service.

      As for whether HDR is better than non-HDR, yes it can be. It is still possible to mess with your TV's settings and mess them all up.
      The question over what HDR format will be used for broadcast HDR was finally answered when HLG was written into the final ratified version of UHD 1 - Phase 2 in November last year.

      It's why there was a sudden rush to get HLG firmware updates out the TV's.
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      Re: Q hdr

      I guess that Sky will need to seek out some space on one of the Satellites then

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      Re: Q hdr

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      I guess that Sky will need to seek out some space on one of the Satellites then
      Don't forget their plans to deliver programmes over broadband.

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      Re: Q hdr

      Quote Originally Posted by NUFC1000 View Post
      Don't forget their plans to deliver programmes over broadband.
      Technically that is already available for Sky's channels. It'll be down to any other provider to make 4K UHD content/channels available in the first place.

      Currently Sky Q customers who want to view 4K UHD content have to download it in the first place. The difference would be that we are talking about streaming 4K UHD content at some later date too.

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      Re: Q hdr

      Not aware of any plans for a launch this year from any broadcaster in the UK for dedicated 4k/uhd channels.
      Sky will continue to stream live 4k/uhd as they are doing now and offer more 4k/uhd via download for sky store/on demand/catchup as they are doing now.

      HDR is being tested and has been for sometime in UK, but the UK backbone needs to be upgraded further to handle it, before it will launch and most users will fall short for the capability to
      handle it with the reliability and quality that brodcasters like Sky, BT and Virgin would like to be offering.
      Ignore any HDR from some of the OTT services like Amazon and Netflix, as that is different in the way it is distributed. UK broadcasting live or within a UK TV broadcasting format is very different.

      The iptv non satellite box will not offer anything different than the current sky q boxes do at launch (except its non satellite delivery) and the Italian and some other European countries will be first to see that.
      Do not expect to see that in the UK this year, as stated in their results press release from last week;
      We will launch Sky without a satellite dish, with all its channels and on demand content streamed over IP. This is a major development for Sky that will open up headroom in existing markets, improve our cost to serve for some customer segments, and offer a future way to take Sky into new markets. We’ll launch first in Italy before taking it to Austria and ultimately deploying across all our key markets.
      Also well worth a read of this article on Sky and dishless and how it differs across Europe for customers etc.
      http://www.a516digital.com/2018/01/w...here-just.html
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      Re: Q hdr

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Technically that is already available for Sky's channels. It'll be down to any other provider to make 4K UHD content/channels available in the first place.

      Currently Sky Q customers who want to view 4K UHD content have to download it in the first place. The difference would be that we are talking about streaming 4K UHD content at some later date too.
      I appreciate those aspects are already in place, however Sky will look at more live streaming especially for sporting events and speeds will determine the quality for viewers.

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