Which company for best 4K/uhd content

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  1. Toffee Man

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    which company offers best content for 4K/uhd programs, films, sports, tv series ( flash, supergirl, NICS) and kids programs like loin guard, pj mask and Disney programs. Makes you wonder who will be watching the tv most in my house.

    Any advice would be great
     
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    Think Netflix has most 4k content if you are after just the one
    Otherwise it's a combination of Netflix/ Sky Q, Amazon Video, and ITunes
     
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    THATS a lot and potentially expensive
    What is the optimum approach /combination aka best value for money?
    From my research: Netflix + occasional iTunes (Apple TV 4k) + uhd player

    We assuming here 4k always comes with hdr?

    My question is genuine as you really struggle to know where to start..online 4k content (normal channels and vast choice) is really bad and makes you wonder..

    Will not stop me getting a tv but we are not there yet in term of online 4k and hdr.
    Buying uhd blu ray is an expensive must?
     
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    It is expensive if you have to have all of them

    BUT some of us have Sky Q for the footie and Amazon prime for shopping anyway. So no added cost there. Apple TV4K has an initial outlay. And Netflix is £9/monthly

    I don’t think you need to buy a UHD player. A cheap Xbox One S will do if you must have a disc spinner. Otherwise go all digital like I have.
     
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    As others have said, if you are buying physical disks then Xbox one s is prob a good choice.

    There isn't a 'One stop' solution for everything else, Netflix is £9.99 a month for ultra HD, but most of that is Netflix originals stuff.

    If you want current/new movies to buy/rent in 4K you either need to use a VPN for access to Vudu etc or go the 4K Apple TV route.
     
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    I find it hard to believe that Apple via iTunes is leading the démocratisation of 4k. Not complaining.
    Just hope the others respond to that fast and that we get proper uhd channels via sky or virgin. Makes me laugh when 8k mentioned when 4k is just starting
    I am no gamer so uhd disc spinner probably. Not going full digital yet :)
     
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    And these days it seem if you want any movies on Amazon, then its nearly all rent/buy for 4k or the various movie studio channel services which are springing up (I guess add another tenner for each of those).

    Netflix to me seem to be carrying less other content and making more of their own content, so are effectively becoming another studio channel of their own. Same with Amazon.

    It seem that eventually you will need Netflix for anything that Netflix make, amazon for anything they make, + subs to each of the movie studio services as well. Non-viable really.

    I can see myself having just Netflix, amazon (because I use other prime services as well) and back to bargain bin for most movies on physical media with just the occasional new release purchase. I don't like buying digital from amazon or apple - I resent paying more for a compressed stream that I cant download to a NAS and has device-restricted usage etc than I pay for physical media.
     
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    Anyone a Sky VIP customer? What's the Sky Q cost? I seem to remember them telling me it's only an extra £10 a month and that you can self-install (as it's just a new box). Do they provide a certified HDMI 4k cable?

    I'll probably call them in the morning for the finer details.
     
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    If you have sky HD now they come and replaces all the cable for sky Q, not sure on the prices
     
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    I just logged into my online account. Says I would need to pay £199 for the setup. I guess I will need to call them to see if their offer still applies. I'm pretty certain he said no setup fee. Fingers crossed.
     
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    If you have multi room I think it's a £20 one off payment and £12 a month extra.
     
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    I got the Xbox one s just for UHD disks. Hardly ever use it for games. It's a great budget option at £150 or less.
     
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    cant agree more. However, I also need a half descent music disc spinner for the occasional nostalgia. Uhd blu ray getting cheaper now. 2017 Sony would have been perfect if they add Dolby vision...(oppo too expensive, pana no dv)
     
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    Don't think the Xbox does DV either but neither does my TV
     
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    I've just has skyQ upgraded from 3 year old sky+HD,
    I'm classed as a VIP Diamond 15+ years, got install, 1x2tb box and 1x mini box all free.
    Don't think you can do it yourself as the LNB needs changing on the dish for skyQ.

    I already had a £12 a month multi room subscription,so no increase with skyQ.

    No idea about the HDMI cable. I would imagine it was as that's what its outputting.
     

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