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UHD on BBC iPlayer

More UHD / HLG shows announced

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IanJRedman
Hopefully this is OK in its own thread - apologies if not, I'm a bit new around here.

More shows will be made available on iPlayer in UHD with Hybrid Log Gamma over the festive period:

Quote:
Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks;
The Queen's Christmas Broadcast;
Black Narcissus;
Meerkat: A Dynasties Special;
and A Perfect Planet


The BBC News report implies viewers with compatible smart TVs will see an HbbTV prompt to switch to the 'live' UHD stream?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/technology-55430997
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TV Forum Team
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Matthew_Fieldhouse
Hopefully this is OK in its own thread - apologies if not, I'm a bit new around here.

More shows will be made available on iPlayer in UHD with Hybrid Log Gamma over the festive period:

Quote:
Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks;
The Queen's Christmas Broadcast;
Black Narcissus;
Meerkat: A Dynasties Special;
and A Perfect Planet


The BBC News report implies viewers with compatible smart TVs will see an HbbTV prompt to switch to the 'live' UHD stream?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/technology-55430997

Usually avoid iPlayer if can watch on TV because of the DOG
NG
noggin Founding member
Hopefully this is OK in its own thread - apologies if not, I'm a bit new around here.

More shows will be made available on iPlayer in UHD with Hybrid Log Gamma over the festive period:

Quote:
Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks;
The Queen's Christmas Broadcast;
Black Narcissus;
Meerkat: A Dynasties Special;
and A Perfect Planet


The BBC News report implies viewers with compatible smart TVs will see an HbbTV prompt to switch to the 'live' UHD stream?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/technology-55430997

Usually avoid iPlayer if can watch on TV because of the DOG


Yes - with HDR that's even more of an issue as if you have a FALD (Full Array Local Dimming) TV the DOG alters the local dimming (making dark scenes bloom)
IJ
IanJRedman
Another possible issue is that viewers with full surround sound setups will need to choose between 4K HDR - but stereo sound only - or 1080i with 5.1 surround on broadcast.

(Personally I very much prioritise the picture, when push comes to shove - but I appreciate this is a problem for some)
IJ
IanJRedman
Did anyone watch Black Narcissus in UHD? Our LG CX didn't pop up a red button prompt, when tuned to BBC One HD via the in-built Freeview tuner, so I had to launch the iPlayer app and find it manually. Incidentally, we don't seem to get the green button 'live restart' prompts either. Any ideas? Smile
Last edited by IanJRedman on 27 December 2020 10:55pm - 2 times in total
DV
DVB Cornwall
I note the COMPLETE 'Perfect Planet' series has been added in UHD tonight, rather than being added after each programme has been transmited.

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