NEWS: HDR and Spotify coming to Sky Q

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    1. hodg100

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      Hi mark, do you think we will get hdr for the sky hd box? I doubt it but have to ask.

      I would have believed hdr10 should have been standard by now for films in particular...they are late...
       
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      If they are just adding HDR to non HDR content then it's pointless. But for live sports I'd be very interested
       
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      What do you mean? You talking about pseudo hdr versus native content with hdr?
       
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      The HDR content will have the most impact on live content, rather than 4K resolution so combined, would make excellent effects on the screen.
       
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      HDR on Sky may likely roll out with the new Premier League season in August, sport is normally the first to benefit from new technology.

      Be good if they could add HDR to Sky Cinema too.
       
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      Has there been any news doing the rounds about Sky testing HDR for live sport? You usually get news well before a function goes 'live' about Sky testing things. I've not seen owt.
       
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      HDR on the F1 ch. in 4K will be good !
       
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      Finally!
      Sky seems always behind everyone else these
      IMO they are under serious threat from streaming. They desperately need to match the others and reduce their pricing if they are to survive
       
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      Is this likely to be HLG? I've been looking forward to Sky broadcasting HDR, I just hope it's a format that's compatible with my tv.
       
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      I mean like what the newest Apple TV did. Forcing everything into HDR regardless. So one setting that turned on HDR in the video output settings without dynamic switching.
       
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      Hopefully they will make UHD content more noticeable rather than hiding it away in some hidden sub menu somewhere too !
       
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      Great news.
       
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      I think football in UHD & HDR would look great so I'll be interested in how this turns out. Hopefully it'll solve the issue of the pitch partially in shade or bright sunshine. Only thing is I am sure they would roll it out for EPL games only, which I have virtually no interest in.

      Sky don't even show Spanish games in UHD even though every Real Madrid and Barcelona match is broadcast in UHD in Spain (on Movistar Partidazo/BeIN La Liga).
       
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      Was waiting for this, Sky 4k HDR has been available in Italy for a few weeks now. I believe there Q platform uses the same hardware as the UK. The new F1 season has already been confirmed, late Jan i think it was.

      Delivery is HLG, I cancelled My Q but would be tempted to come back for F1 in HDR

      cheers
       
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      Massively agree.
      Just reflecting the other day on the value I get from Netflix at £7 a month versus the £80 a month for Sky. I expect most of us have done that. Sky used to have a strength in that there was a bottleneck in distributing channels, now that's going they have real - and much better value - competition. In a few years time the Sky business model could be broken.
       
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      If that were the case, then why the hell are Comcast and 21st Century Fox having a fight over buying Sky.:rotfl: Asset stripping? Pension fund destruction? Or a mature and viable Pay TV platform?
       
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      Obviously HLG makes sense for its broadcast content - sports for example but they also have a big on-demand section which could offer HDR10 (movies, Box Sets) similar to Netflix/Amazon.

      Not saying they will of course BUT by the same token, its entirely possible that the on-demand content, just like the bulk of Sky's 4k content, could offer HDR10 as that is most likely format for this material.
       
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      Just as some prices going up in April :)
       
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      "Excessive use of the dynamic range, without editorial justification, may result in content being rejected."

      Heh heh, the HDR equivalent of 3D content with stuff coming out of the screen at you for no reason whatsoever, other than to say "HEY! IT'S 3D, IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW!"

      I suppose we can now look forward to people shining torches straight at us for no reason whatsoever...
       
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      HLG. UHD F1 HDR would have been sweet (if its coming)

      I'll just add that to the "Dear Mrs Kid, I need a new TV because......" letter.
       
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      You can set SKY Q to default to UHD. Makes it a lot easier. I used to hate watching something in 1080p only to find it was available in 4K. (first world problems eh)?
       
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      This makes me wonder why I still have to pay £10 a month extra for plain old HD content.. If it wasn't for my sky F1 legacy package I would have ditched it ages ago. (There's no way i'd pay however much it is for just the F1 channel)
       
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      I can't believe HD will be a separate payment for much longer. It really is time to ditch SD where the channel has an HD option. Everyone has an HD TV of some kind now. But Sky clearly makes money by charging extra for it and from the channels that broadcast both.

      SD must die!!
       
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      It's the consolidation and control of mass media. Basically a war between Disney and Comcast. It's something we should all be extremely concerned about.
       
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      Since Comcast specifically want SkyQ, I'm not sure that's true. Yes they have been slow with HDR but compared to most TV services, Q is pretty impressive.
       
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      There are over a 1 million Sky customers with non HD boxes still, despite most having been offered free upgrades.

      Pretty much everyone charges extra for HD still - BT Sport charge Sky customers £7.50 , even Netflix basic package is only SD. You need to pay more for HD and more again for UHD. Think it's only Amazon who provide UHD as standard.

      So while customers will pay it, companies will charge...
       
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      Blimey...dont go with virgin if you think sky are behind! Virgin are in the dark ages..
       
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