BBC begin user testing of UHD HDR iPlayer content on Panasonic TVs

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    1. aido

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      Some good news for Panasonic 2016 range TV owners - it sounds like the BBC are testing iPlayer UHD with HDR first on the 2016 Panasonic range (not sure if that means you'll have a new firmware inbound or whether the BBC have just updated their end):

      BBC tests 4K Planet Earth II in HDR on iPlayer - BBC News

      It's a Planet Earth II 4 minute clip but suggests you're all good for HLG when it arrives.

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      It doesn't mention specifics or how you access it but from the looks of the screenshot in the article it will pop up as soon as you launch iPlayer on a currently supported Panasonic TV.

      You can currently pre-order Planet Earth II on UHD Blu-ray in the USA but not within the UK which is a shame.

      ..:: Edit ::..
      Turns out it was just SDR content with the HDR HLG content to come in the future as Panasonic don't support HLG HDR yet!
       
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      Any reason they're using hlg rather than hdr10, i thought hlg was for broadcast hdr rather than streaming?
      As for the lack of a uhd bluray in the uk, it's not a shame it's a bloody disgrace! Let's not forget it's us the licence payers that funds these programmes so the least the bbc could do is give us the option to buy the uhd bluray here in the UK
       
    3. aido

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      I guess they're pushing HLG as it's their own format.

      I agree about the UHD Blu-ray but one suggestion I read was that it's easier to launch it over in the USA as they have a deal with Warner Home Video to distribute in North America so they can just give them the content and let them run with it in a larger market.

      They're probably also thinking there's more money to be made from double dipping
       
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      So latest panasonic screens. Does that mean the DX902 is getting a HLG firmware update this month?
       
    6. aido

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      This is confirmed working on the Panasonic CZ952 OLED so far by @cmoc, hopefully we'll get more reports soon
       
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      In HLG?

      It plays on my dx902 but doesn't engage HDR.
       
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      No idea - one for @cmoc but the fact it is offered in the first place would suggest so.

      I've just tried the HLG teststream channel on 19.2e but it's still just playing the LG demo loop - I was wondering if maybe they'd also have the Planet Earth test on there but no joy.

      That does raise a good point though - @cmoc or other CZ952 owners - if you have a motorised satellite setup have you tried the HLG test channel to see if that engages HDR at all please?

      The BBC iPlayer build version on the LG E6 has gone from the 1st December at 5am today to a build date of 9:55am today but still no sign of the test although saying that current firmware doesn't decode HLG on the test channel so we probably need a firmware update to enable it (and it's a bigger thing than the HDR Game mode option coming soon) as HLG support affects future decoding potential although outbox tuners such as the Mutant HD51 may translate HLG into HDR10 the TV can understand.
       
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      The guys in the Panasonic CX802 thread are starting to see this appear now with positive feedback so it's definitely rolling out
       
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      The article has an error with regards to CX902 TV's from Panasonic; there wasn't a (UK) CX902 model or model range in 2015. I suspect the OP meant the CX802.

      This is exciting news though!

      Paul
       
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      Playing on my Cz952 and looks superb, UHD HLG...high dynamic range for television..
      Depth and clarity in the image was superb
       
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      I have the CR852 65" with 3.228 firmware I tried a few times this morning after seeing this article and was not picking up the 4k demo on the iplayer splash page but eventually it did appear on the launch page.

      it asks do you want to see the 4k demo, click yes it takes you to iplayer settings page where you select the 4k demo and off it starts to play.

      If they can do 4k on the current player it may not even need updating to see full 4k programmes.

      Bloody stunning image quality, super sharp bright and saturated colours roll on more of this from BBC please.:)

      Using HLG does not ramp up your HDR settings like when you watch 4k from amazon or UHD discs but looks just he same.
       
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      Playing on my CX700 as well (although I assume just UHD).
       
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      I can confirm this is playing in 4k on my TV but is definitely not playing in HDR or (not sure about HLG)
       
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      How do you know it's not in HLG GP as there is no specific setting shown for this, the image certainly seems to look HDR like which it says in post #4.
       
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      Im sure the pop up message says HLG is HDR for television or something
       
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      dx902 65" here. looks stunning for streaming UHD. like others the tv is not engaging HDR mode as far as i can tell (normally when HDR switches on it ramps up contrast and backlight to max which it isn't doing). however as its HLG and not HDR perhaps a panasonic firmware update is needed to 'enable' this?
       
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      just played it on my dx 750 b......bloody lovely....even better , in fact way better than the uhd blu rays I have.
       
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      Sample reason as chump keith
       
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      That's great to hear but I don't understand how that can be the case. Is HLG far superior to HDR10?
       
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      Don't forget UHD discs are region free so no reason we can't import it
       
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      Can I ask why it's only for Panasonic TV's ?
      Surely if iPlayer can play PE2 in UHD then all people with iPlayer and an UHD TV should be able to view the clip ??
       
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      Have you tried it with your LG?
       
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      Just watched it on my CX680. Very nice indeed.
       
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      Yes, can't see anything about 4K or UHD ??
       
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      Looked very nice on my CX680 too, even without the ability to do HDR.
      Worth filling in the feedback form once you've watched it
      iPlayer UHD Survey
       
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      Ive just watched it on my Dx902 65 inch and initialy it didn't go into hdr went to tv menu it was on normal,changed to /dynamic backlight and contrast ramped up to 100 on both,Rec 2020 max, Abl max it was automatc just tlike Hdr in Uhd blu ray.Hdr just stunning the glistening on animals fur was amazing,and the red on the frog is Stunning
       
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      Plus my spelling is crap o_O
       
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      Working here on DX750, it doesnt trigger HDR but press menu click on picture profile and dynamic is there.

      Looks as good as the 4K demo downloads and better than any 4K Bluray i have and i have the reference ones.

      IMG_20161208_204103.jpg

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      IMG_20161208_204130.jpg
       
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      dont think that dynamic mode is the same as HDR...having just this second done some experiments...i dont have access to my calibrated day and night settings or HDR setting when playing the clip...i have the choice of normal and dynamic that's it. also it doesnt trigger rec 2020 you have to go in and turn it on...putting into dynamic as stated above it applies

      changed to /dynamic backlight and contrast ramped up to 100 on both,Rec 2020 max, Abl max but looks hyper real and super oversaturated colours, the type you usually see in tv shops when they just put it in dynamic mode to catch the eye.

      also dont have access to the information bar to see exactly what is being displayed. but deffo 4k
       
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