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  • #7940
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    just updated my sky Q box for hdr content.

    https://www.sky.com/shop/pre-reg/entertainment

    #7941
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    just updated my sky Q box for hdr content. https://www.sky.com/shop/pre-reg/entertainment

    Splashing the cash, nice premium service

    I am on SKY Q with an OLED (LG) TV, so an option maybe for myself also, thanks for letting us know about this new offer from SKY 

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #7942
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    Just a software update on v2 sky q box and above, no extra cost.

    #7943
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    Great, thanks for guidance.

    BTW – do you actual notice the difference after the upgrade?

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #7944
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    Hell yeah.  The colours are awesome

    The software version needed is – Q112.000.21.00L (53wk8j8), I just manually updated it via settings.

    Content is limited at the moment and only via on demand, quote from sky website –

    “As part of the new Sky Nature channel launch we are excited to reveal the new on demand HDR shows, Gangs of Lemur Island, Pridelands: Wilderness Reborn and Malawi Wildlife Rescue.

    You will be able to search for these shows or find them in the Ultra HD rails and sections within Sky Q Home and On Demand.

    Over 2020 we will look to increase the HDR on demand range, with the following coming before the end of the year:

    More Nature shows
    A selection of Sky Originals
    A selection of blockbuster movies in time for Sky Cinema Christmas.”

     

     

    #7945
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    Perfect, my job for tomorrow ;-)

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #7948
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    @Bully, I just checked my SKy Q box this morning and alas it is hardware version 32C00A which unfortunately for myself means I cannot get Sky HDR service with my current box (High Dynamic Range) content.

    I did read somewhere for £50 I can opt for a Sky Q box upgrade via self install, alas I have a lot of Babylon 5 series recorded which I do not want to loose if I upgrade

    Also seems non of the current SKY Q boxes use SSD hard drives as yet, so some fun to be had upgrading the hard disk if I do purchase a new SKY Q box, but do have to be mindful of cost and SSD do have a limited “write cycle” lifespan

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #7950
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    My TV is LG OLED55C7V and seems to support 4K Ultra HD HDR so looking good for upgrade

    What TV is yours ?

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    #7966
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    Oh that’s a shame

    my tv is a Panasonic OLED TX-55GZ1000B.

    #7967
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    A Sony and Panasonic shared manufactured screen/Panel, nice

    I ordered my SKY Q box upgrade today and £50 well spent

    Thanks for letting us all know about SKY Q HDR

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #7968
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    I think it is actually an LG panel with Panasonic hardware/processors etc.

    #7969
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    I read this – but either way, OLED’s are a nice screen technology 

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-japan-display-oled-panasonic/panasonic-joins-effort-to-license-out-low-cost-oled-panel-making-process-idUKKCN1L80XJ

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