Thinking of upgrading to Sky Q for the uhd football. Worth it?

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    1. DaveNI1979

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      Would like some opinions on what the football in uhd is like compared to stanadard sky hd. And if its worth going for, I only watch football on tv now, have netflix for films etc and am really impressed with the picture on netflix in dolby vision or uhd on my LG c7.
       
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      Well you get Atmos which you don't with SkyHD. I wouldn't say I'm blown away by the picture quality, it is better than HD but not amazingly so.

      If it was just for football, I wouldn't bother but, the SkyQ system is far superior to the old SkyHD in almost every way, so I would definitely recommend upgrading.
       
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    3. DaveNI1979

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      Thanks for the reply. Suppose it depends on what deal they would give me, i currently pay for 2 multiscreens. Maybe only need sky q on 2 tvs. Was wondering how the sky q boxes 'talk' to each other is it over powerline? Weve 2 fibre connections one with bt and one with vodafone.
       
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      Definitely not for one or two games a week, but definitely for everything else.
       
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      They can either form a wireless mesh with each other, or you can connect them to a wired network. Powerline has been removed in the Q007 release.

      f you've got Sky+HD +2 multiscreen addons, you'll save money by switching to Q - one multiscreen sub covers up to 2 mini boxes and 2 tablets/mobiles.
       
    6. DaveNI1979

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      Added Q multiscreen online just to see and there looking 115 installation/box fees. Bit steep. Monthly cost was down from 70 to 58 tho. Might ring and see what they say.
       
    7. DaveNI1979

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      does the sky q mini need connected to the dish? Or work completely over wifi. Our internets not great, 24mbs 1mb up as were 1.3miles from the fibre cabinet. Thats why I paid for a second line in for my own broadband.
       
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      it connects to the main box via wifi or wired and streams from there, so doesn't matter how fast or slow your internet is.
      (Mine worked fine with 5Mbps down and isn't any different now I have fibre and 55Mbps).
       
    9. DaveNI1979

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      Nice, thanks. Sounds good, ill give sky a call and see what they offer.
       
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      I just got this installed 2TB and a mini. Haven't used the mini yet as still to get the TV on the wall, but all set up fine over wifi.

      Still to test the UHD, due to below.

      The only issue I had and I have raised a post on this as I need a work around. If you are using a soundbar make sure its 4k/UHD compatible (mines is not). Therefore when I cable this up UHD is not detected so I need to swap HDMI cables around to disconnect the soundbar and UHD would only be through TV speakers.

      The Sky Q box and features are much better, not sure I would have paid full price installation as i managed to get it at a fraction of the price.
       
    11. DaveNI1979

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      Well I can get sky q and a mini installed for £20 all in and tv package all except sports for 58. Tempted. I quality for Diamond rewards as ive been with sky over 17 years
       
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      Not a great deal to be fair...I have everything for £41.75 Deals are there to be had if you’re persistent enough
       
    13. DaveNI1979

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      Im not sure how best to go about this upgrade. The £58 is on my current tv package deal, it runs to november. The sky q installation seems to need to be done online to qualify for the vip rewards, thats where i got the price of £20 compared to the £115 they wanted earlier.
       
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      I have a Sky Q box (2TB) that works really well with my LG C7 tv. However, I do have to say that I am not overwhelmed by the extra detail that 4k supposedly brings during football matches. To elaborate, the pictures provided during the match from a distance (an overview essentially) do not seem very much better than the standard HQ picture. However, during the more close up shots of players you get a much better and detailed view of their tatoos for example!

      I am sure someone will tell me that the TV itself upscales HD to look better but I remain unconvinced that paying extra just for enhanced detail at football matches is worthwhile to be honest.

      And series link seems very problematic when trying to record programmes in UHD too.......
       
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      I tend to agree with @Mrwonderful Im not that impressed....
       
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      I have finally tested my UHD and I am very impressed picture quality is fantastic and jumping between HD and UHD there is a fantastic noticeable difference.

      Only tested on the football tonight.

      If only I could get it to work with my soundbar connected!

      My package I pay £54 for all channels and got my sky q 2TB and min install for £30
       
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      Do you remember the massive step up in quality from VHS (tape) to DVD (disk)?
      Its nothing like that.
       
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      But the difference is there, not just detail but reduced smear with the ball, and if you have Atmos then it works well enough
       
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      OK, then I will. The TV upscales HD to 4k (if it's a 4k TV), but not to 'make it look better' but to fill the screen.:facepalm:
       
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      Why not just connect the Sky Q box optical out directly to your soundbar?
       
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      The pq is a big step up, but only on a large screen imho. I have my Q Silver box connected to Epson 9300 (faux k) projector and it is superb. Can't try on 55" OLED in lounge until they bring a 4K mini box out, but can't imagine it's much better than HD at that size.
       
    22. DaveNI1979

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      General concensus seems to be its good but not really worth it just for the football. I mean the rest of the house watches other stuff but for me its just the football and im one paying lol. Think ill wait closer to the sky contract is up in nov and see what they will offer for it. Sky are apparently getting bt sport as a package early 2019 as well so I could get rid of bt altogether and go for sky q and sky fibre.
       
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      Panel/screen size is the deciding factor imho, looks very good on my Sony 65" but I htink that could be the cut off point, any smaller and HD will deffo be good enough (thinks, wish I'd got the 75" now)
       
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      The sky q if I did get it would be for the recently bought LG C7 oled 55inch I got for my bedroom, its a pretty small room and where I sit is approx 2 metre from the screen. Thats where I do my online gaming and watch the footy. Only 4k tv in the house atm too. The picture on netflix 4k stuff is what got me thinking would sky q be worth it in the first place, but can always upgrade that later when sky q gets better. Have to say even on sky hd the football already looks amazing on the oled from the samsung ku6000 i had before. And especially ps4 pro stuff.
       
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      What a load of rubbish !
       
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      Opinion and opinion........

      For me the SkyQ platform works really well once the initial resistance is over and the adjustments made..............my OH hated it as it was "different" and none of us like change........

      I like it, as for their 4K UHD offering, very good for football, unsure on F1 (might be the feed), movies are meh to very good
       
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      I have Q and I’m more Blown away with the F1 in Utra HD than the football . Football is still good but your still good though but not blown away . The Ultra HD films are an upgrade , some films are better than others . 2 multi screen and main box and would never go back for the extra £12 it’s a bargain but I’ve been on a bargain deal for last 2 years and paying less than half price due to a deal that came in the post , my deal ends October though as it was a 30 month deal .
       
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      To you maybe , I'd never go back to Sky+HD but that's purely personal preference. For us Sky Q offers so much more.
       
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      Don't forget you'll only get 1080p football out of the mini boxes, not UHD and AFAIK you can't have two Q boxes either ...
       
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      i have skyQ but agree with a previous post that the quality of UHD is only slightly better than sky HD.Netflix DV AND HDR blows sky picture quality out of the water in my opinion.
       

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