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4k Ultra HD Content

Does anyone know if and when any 4k Ultra HD is coming to Virgin. BT show football and Sky apparently shows Sky Sports and supposedly a lot of on demand films in 4k.

Virgins selling point at the minute is Netflix and YouTube in 4k which im gonna go out on a whim and guess most of not all 4k televisions are going to have the apps built in already
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Re: 4k Ultra HD Content


anthony_b wrote:
As Sky and BT have plenty more 4k stuff,I can see massive amounts of people leaving VM unless they deal with this issue soon

I know a lot of people moving already

Plenty? Doesn't BT only have their sport and not all of that is 4K is it?

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Re: 4k Ultra HD Content

No word of any 4k content at the moment. Pretty dire if you ask me. Behind the competition.

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Re: 4k Ultra HD Content

most of virgins on-demand films aren't even HD let alone 4k, this was a big dissapointment when I switched from Sky, even more so for the fact I'm paying extra for HD

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Very dissapointing that still no news on 4k in sport. Why we constantly second behind our competitors?

Come on VM,let's have some news
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Re: 4k Ultra HD Content

I've just switched over to VM as I already had broadband but I'm disappointed regarding the HD content available in the on demand area in particular. I'll give it a contractual year and if it doesn't improve I'm going to switch back to Sky. I suspect many others will too. I can't see why VM have gone to all the bother of significantly up rated hardware but done nothing regarding content. Doesn't make sense! They seem to ignore customers comments regarding this also. The lights on but no ones home. 

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The V6 box actually supports HDR too. Something which the Sky Q box does not. So it has the potential to be a better box overall. That and you don't have to pay 200 quid for it. But as you say there's no point if there's no content to use on it
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Re: 4k Ultra HD Content

I had engineers out this week and asked them when 4K content is coming and they said Virgin are having issues because of the bandwidth it requires, but they are still working on it as a matter of urgency. Don't forget that unlike Sky Virgin don't make their own programs.

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I realise bandwidth could be an issue down coax but I can stream 4k down the internet via WiFi no problem. Without having to splash out making their own programs they could spend some money beefing up their internet based options.

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Message 9 of 29 (221 Views)

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Duncan340 wrote:
The V6 box actually supports HDR too. Something which the Sky Q box does not. So it has the potential to be a better box overall. That and you don't have to pay 200 quid for it. But as you say there's no point if there's no content to use on it

I believe Sky Q supports HDR but both the V6 and Sky Q boxes both need updates to enable HDR. 

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Re: 4k Ultra HD Content

From what I've read Sky needs a hardware update to be able to support HDR. Their HDMI ports are only 1.6s or something compared to virgins 2.2s. So whilst it will support 4k it isn't going to look as good as any potential 4k content supporting HDR that virgin put out

*if they put any out that is. Otherwise it is just for Netflix Smiley Tongue
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