NEWS: BBC to stream FA Cup matches in 4K HDR

Discussion in 'Film & TV On Demand Streaming Services' started by Phil Hinton, Apr 3, 2019.


    1. Andy Bassett

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      It's good to see the BBC pushing the technology, BUT, I still can't get my local BBC North West in HD!
      Sure, show the FA cup and perhaps some other one-offs in 4K but I wish they'd catch up with their unfinished business before doing more in this area.
       
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      and they will still be the lowest ever viewing figures for the FA Cup semis:eek:
       
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      As “set the controls “ says , we can’t even get HD on local north west news. The bbc are way behind for our area so I wont get too excited about this news regards the footie ⚽️
       
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      Hmm... Apple TV compatibility would be nice.
       
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      Not sure Apple can do HLG? Reading HDMI hardware is 2.0a and HLG is for 2.0b, or is that info wrong? Anyone?

      Panasonic 820 disk player converts just nice though.
       
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      Thats great news there 4k hlg broadcast of the world cup was lovely
       
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      Interesting point. I don't know, but in the case of all other content if you don't have HDR (or the correct HDR), you'd still get the stream in 4K/50 – it'd play normally in SDR without the metadata. And being a projector user I couldn't give a hoot about HDR, but would love to experience a match or five in 4K/50.
       
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      You're not the only ones. Nobody gets local in HD as far as I know. I certainly don't (South East).
       
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      I can play it via my TV App but no subtitles on It (During World Cup) Can't wait to watch it.
       
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      Problem is iPlayer. If they do not update it for Apple it does not appear.

      The spec for HLG or HDR for broadcast (DVB-DASH, it is on line somewhere) I believe requires that the app/device strips whatever the version of HDR and just gives out SD 4K to the TV. I expect BBC are still trialling thus keeping the number of takers manageable on the network.
       
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      About bleeding time ! They've been running that game from last year's FA Cup on iplayer beta for over a year.

      How about Line of Duty (and countless others) in 5.1 as well while they're at it.
       
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      I'd imagine Britbox is why the on-demand quality won't increase :(
       
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      Will it be almost a solid minute behind the live broadcast like the world cup was?
       
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      On my Samsung 2015 JU 6400 Series TV I know the TV doesn't 'do' HLG' and not the newest iPlayer App - but the Samsung UHD Blu-ray player I now have also has the BBC iPlayer as a built in App - so hoping that would feed the TV with the HLG signal ?
       
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      if your 4k tv is to old then forget about BBC iPlayer 4k Streaming, it wont be an option as the 4k compatible player wont get pushed to your smart tv. Couldn't give 2 hoots about prerecorded 4k content via iplayer as I would rather wait for the uhd bluray. External iplayer 4k content? im guessing they are to scared someone might recorded the HDMI output. There should be an option to view live content via stream or satellite though, plenty of 4k tv's with sat tuners built in. It works fine in Europe but if FTA would expose the broadcast to recording
       
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      BBC Scotland is transmitted in HD, although I don't know if you'd consider that as local.
       
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      I run a native 4K projector that is HLG compatible, though I tend to keep HDR turned off and manage tone-mapping on the playback device. You may well be right about its choices at this stage. Hopefully, it’ll expand its compatibility to dedicated streamers soon.
       
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      Scotland is a country not a region
       
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      I wonder if they'll attempt 5.1 (or higher) this time?
      The world cup games looked incredible but only had stereo audio.
       
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      What did anyone who received the World Cup 4K HLG stream think of it?
       
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      You can get it on Virgin V6 boxes and you could get it on PS4 Pro during the World Cup. PS4 Pro doesn't seem to be on the list of compatible devices now, but Virgin V6 definitely still is.

      @johngerard it was great, as was Wimbledon and Blue Planet II. Think it's around 40mbps at full quality if you've the bandwidth. Far better than anything I've streamed on Netflix.
       
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      It looked really good. I streamed many of the 4K matches, never got refused a connection (they were running a quota I believe) and only one suffered a lot of stuttering. I ended up watching the terrestrial HD feed it was that bad, but all the others were fine. I had no stuttering at all with Wimbledon, although I only watched a few games.

      I've been really impressed with the quality of the BBC 4K output (Dynasties was a highlight at Xmas time as well) but although I tend to watch the World Cup I'm not really that much of a football or tennis fan so I'd like to see more non-sport output. Some of the drama series would be great (Killing Eve, Line Of Duty etc.). As long as it's not Eastenders...

      My TV is a Sony 65XF9005, fibre BB running at around 60-65Mb.
       
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      Picture quality on my lg oled was beautiful a real treat
       
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      Picture on my dad's LG 4K in HLG was fantastic, Beeb had nailed it apart from the time delay compared to live broadcast.
       
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      When you think just how far the modern TVs have improved in a relatively short space of time, it’s mind boggling. You can’t go wrong at the moment pricewise. Exciting times tech wise I reckon.
       
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      Is that still up ? ... couldn't find it on my Roku stick that I used to watch the match last year ?
       
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      Hmmm no Sony KD-65AF9 on the list of compatible TV's , bloody ridiculous if that's right and it doesn't work
       
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      My Panasonic 820 disk player is not on the list but does it. It converts to HDR10 PQ output and the picture looked great on some of the trials. Dynasty's looked stunning. (no longer there in UHD)

      In case the list is not up to date, you will know if you go into the iPlayer menu (little gear symbol top right) and look for the beta option. If it works then there will be a UHD test loop of some match available or whatever else they decide to put up.

      Edit. I hope they are keeping a single compatibility list and not dropped them all over the place and they differ.
      Edit. Mis read unit, PQ not 10.
       
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