Sky Sports/ Cinema 4k Content Virgin Media

thedude

Distinguished Member
No it's not a reason not to get the TV.
BT Sport 4k is great.
Netflix, Disney, apple TV + and amazon look great on it.
Im just not pleased with any quality of HD on the virgin box. Compared to the streamers their 1080 is sh*te.
But 4k looks great just a lack of content currently
 

SCham

Standard Member
I read that Sky Sports UHD should be arriving on VM at some point this year? But VM are being sketchy about this... Any truth in that?
 

thedude

Distinguished Member
This is what the post was/is for. The fact its meant to be coming but its not here as of yet
 

SCham

Standard Member
Ok.

Really need to weigh this purchase up, then.

You said it’s not a good reason to not buy the TV. But also said HD is gash through Virgin.

So considering 90% of my viewing is football and the fact Sky Sports have the rights to the most football - it’s a problem.
 
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Steve356

Distinguished Member
Have to disagree on HD quality. Most of it looks good on my Samsung Q90R65, especially sport.
 

thedude

Distinguished Member
It's not like it's that much worse than sky. Broadcasting on the whole bitrates have gone down.
Dante will confirm that for you. But it's all subjective see someone above thinks that the HD is acceptable personally I don't think sky q HD or virgin HD is acceptable compared to what I've been used to. Although BBC the other day actually had a semi watchable programme.
I still buy 4k discs and have some normal bluray so depends what you are watching.

But not everyone is anal or cares
 

Delvey

Distinguished Member
So considering 90% of my viewing is football and the fact Sky Sports have the rights to the most football - it’s a problem.
In the UK. Loads of content available through a multiple satellite setup (and a bit of it is free)
 

SCham

Standard Member
Having bought the TV and watched different content on it. I’m happy.

BTSports Ultimate (4K) is stunning. Sky Sports HD is also fantastic.

Some of the other ‘HD’ channels that aren’t sports aren’t as great through VM but for me that’s not an issue.
 

thedude

Distinguished Member
Having bought the TV and watched different content on it. I’m happy.

BTSports Ultimate (4K) is stunning. Sky Sports HD is also fantastic.

Some of the other ‘HD’ channels that aren’t sports aren’t as great through VM but for me that’s not an issue.
What TV?
 

thedude

Distinguished Member

SCham

Standard Member
Why the xh95 and hot the h9005 of the 80 or 90t?
Because it’s a fantastic TV?

The picture quality, from what I judged/saw and read about the XH90 and 80T is better on the XH95. Brightness is also a big thing for me. Plus points for the other sets relate to gaming, and as I don’t game, it’s irrelevant.

As for the 90T. It was never considered as I wasn’t going to drop £2k on a TV.

Especially when I ending up getting the XH95 65” for £1175 in the end.
 

tomelli

Well-known Member
Tweeted @Virginmedia Got this response:
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thedude

Distinguished Member
i mean hardly an excuse for not getting it on. I cant actually see it being hard work to add! Especially if the legal work had been done before hand.

One point to note, i have noticed an incresed picture quality this last week, last nights football especially on sky sports was much better than that of previous games
 

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