Watching on BBC ONE HD gives a superb picture on my Samsung 50”MU6120. Best way to watch it on iPlayer is to wait for the Red Button prompt and then select iPlayer from the left hand menu, which then loads up iPlayer (through the V6) whilst the game continues in the background.
iPlayer then asked me if I wanted to watch in HD from the beginning or watch in UHD, so chose the UHD option (it’s still giving me the UHD option 21 minutes into the game so slots are still open).
However, on BOTH iPlayer on the V6 and iPlayer on my TV’s native app, the picture is really dark when watching in UHD - it’s like the match is being played at night (the grass on the pitch is a very dark green colour and you can barely see the player’s shadows casted by the stadium’s floodlights) so is not nice looking to watch it like this?? BBC ONE HD gives a good vibrant picture...so not sure what’s going on with my TV?!
Additionally, sound keeps cutting out in UHD on both apps.....
....actually, I have calibrated my TV (used the THX calibration app and also settings recommended on Rtings.com) but UHD is too dark for my liking (it’s not the same darkness when watching UHD on Netflix so it must be an iPlayer thing).
Re: BBC iPlayer 4k World Cup coverage confirmed but to be "restricted"
15-06-201820:07 - edited 15-06-201820:11
You'll get Planet Earth via the V6 if the TV is 4K UHD compliant even if the TV lacks HLG HDR support. You need full HLG compliance as well as 4K UHD cmpliance in order to get the World Cup streams via the V6.