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so i have just got sky q on a cracking deal... anyways !! ....i have a 42 inch lg 4k tv, im sure my hd was better on the old box than it is on the q ? i have tried each setting 1080 i 1080 p and upsca… Read More
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8m, 1w agoPosted 8 months, 1 week ago
so i have just got sky q on a cracking deal... anyways !! ....i have a 42 inch lg 4k tv, im sure my hd was better on the old box than it is on the q ? i have tried each setting 1080 i 1080 p and upscaled to 4k and all seem the same ,still a great picture but just not as good as before ? or maybe im just paranoid hmmmmmmm another thing the ultra hd on sky is not too impressisve the sports and box sets films etc seem a bit below par so i was thinking hmmmm maybe its my tv !!

but then i went on to the youtube app through sky q and watched a few 4k videos including film trailors sports and documentrys and it all blew me away !! the 4k football on youtube i was just thinking why the hell is it not like this on the sky q broadcasts ?
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#1
the cameras used for demo 4k and on YouTube are different to sky sports and most box sets etc.
#2
Most channels are worse pal because sky is only 1080i, so it's upscaled by the box and your tv.

I too thought sky+ looked crisper

The only content in 4K on sky q is sky sports (with the red button) BT sport.
#3
Have you played with output settings to change the output to 2160?
Apparently the scaler of the q box is poor as well,
#4
some movies and box sets are in uhd as well i have just watched bridge of spies which was filmed in uhd and has not been re-masterd by sky ....but the picture quality in my eyes was no where near uhd quality its so frustrating !!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
#5
AStonedRaichu
Most channels are worse pal because sky is only 1080i, so it's upscaled by the box and your tv.
I too thought sky+ looked crisper
The only content in 4K on sky q is sky sports (with the red button) BT sport.
Sky Cinema is also available in 4K
#6
GRSC
Have you played with output settings to change the output to 2160?
Apparently the scaler of the q box is poor as well,

yeah but i found it not as good as the original hd so i have it on 1080i and just change it over back to uhd when football is on ...... our las thinks im going crazy she keeps saying its a perfect picture and im like NO NO its NOT !!

driving me insane
#7
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AStonedRaichu
Most channels are worse pal because sky is only 1080i, so it's upscaled by the box and your tv.
I too thought sky+ looked crisper
The only content in 4K on sky q is sky sports (with the red button) BT sport.
Sky Cinema is also available in 4K

It's not native tho only sports is native, as far as I am aware nothing on sky cinema is full 4K as of yet it's all upscaled 1080p.

Edited By: AStonedRaichu on Oct 09, 2016 17:02
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andyleeds20
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Have you played with output settings to change the output to 2160?
Apparently the scaler of the q box is poor as well,
yeah but i found it not as good as the original hd so i have it on 1080i and just change it over back to uhd when football is on ...... our las thinks im going crazy she keeps saying its a perfect picture and im like NO NO its NOT !!
driving me insane
What model LG is it?
#9
andyleeds20
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Have you played with output settings to change the output to 2160?
Apparently the scaler of the q box is poor as well,
yeah but i found it not as good as the original hd so i have it on 1080i and just change it over back to uhd when football is on ...... our las thinks im going crazy she keeps saying its a perfect picture and im like NO NO its NOT !!

driving me insane

My lass says the same thing! I thought it was my OCD ha ha
#10
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andyleeds20
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Have you played with output settings to change the output to 2160?
Apparently the scaler of the q box is poor as well,
yeah but i found it not as good as the original hd so i have it on 1080i and just change it over back to uhd when football is on ...... our las thinks im going crazy she keeps saying its a perfect picture and im like NO NO its NOT !!
driving me insane
What model LG is it?

LG 42UB820V
#11
AStonedRaichu
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AStonedRaichu
Most channels are worse pal because sky is only 1080i, so it's upscaled by the box and your tv.
I too thought sky+ looked crisper
The only content in 4K on sky q is sky sports (with the red button) BT sport.
Sky Cinema is also available in 4K
It's not native tho only sports is native, as far as I am aware nothing on sky cinema is full 4K as of yet
I think they have a few. The Martian, Spectre and Everest are all on there but couldn't say if they are native 4K.
#12
andyleeds20
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andyleeds20
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Have you played with output settings to change the output to 2160?
Apparently the scaler of the q box is poor as well,
yeah but i found it not as good as the original hd so i have it on 1080i and just change it over back to uhd when football is on ...... our las thinks im going crazy she keeps saying its a perfect picture and im like NO NO its NOT !!
driving me insane
What model LG is it?
LG 42UB820V
Could be the limitations of the TV, I think that tv is a first or second gen 4K tv, could be worth testing your box on a different 4K tv(if you can access one).
#13
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andyleeds20
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andyleeds20
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Have you played with output settings to change the output to 2160?
Apparently the scaler of the q box is poor as well,
yeah but i found it not as good as the original hd so i have it on 1080i and just change it over back to uhd when football is on ...... our las thinks im going crazy she keeps saying its a perfect picture and im like NO NO its NOT !!
driving me insane
What model LG is it?
LG 42UB820V
Could be the limitations of the TV, I think that tv is a first or second gen 4K tv, could be worth testing your box on a different 4K tv(if you can access one).

yeah possibly i was thinking that, im thinking of upgrading to a 55 inch one maybe the sony one on here from argos at 700 the tv i have now has fantastic reviews mind
#14
I don't have a 4K TV yet, I'm watching Sky Q on 1080P until I get my set closer to Christmas. So far, on 1080 I would say that the picture quality of my Q box is better than my old HD box. Yet to try UHD or 4K.
#15
my sky engineer told me to switch to another supplied HDMI cable when I go to 4k...I'm guessing that's a load of tosh?
#16
Apogee00
my sky engineer told me to switch to another supplied HDMI cable when I go to 4k...I'm guessing that's a load of tosh?
Was he high
#17
What deal did you get on Sky Q? I've not seen anything worth getting yet! Did you get it as a new customer, or did you manage to upgrade from existing package?
Thanks!
#18
I got it for 35 a month for all sky tv box sets movies sports in hd plus 12 months free multi room with 10 pound installation through a code i got from av forums
#19
If you're using a 99p HDMI 1st gen cable off the market I would swap it out for a more recent generation cable. I've heard they can cause issues...
#20
Hallsie
If you're using a 99p HDMI 1st gen cable off the market I would swap it out for a more recent generation cable. I've heard they can cause issues...
Using the pink hdmi cable supplied by the engineer
#21
Great ' I'm looking for a such deal if still available as new customer... any idea!?
andyleeds20
I got it for 35 a month for all sky tv box sets movies sports in hd plus 12 months free multi room with 10 pound installation through a code i got from av forums
#22
andyleeds20
some movies and box sets are in uhd as well i have just watched bridge of spies which was filmed in uhd and has not been re-masterd by sky ....but the picture quality in my eyes was no where near uhd quality its so frustrating !!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
How's the movie. It's on my watch list but how fast does the story move?
#23
So I've just bought the 2016 lg 55uh661v55 maybe I'm obsessed but the sky q picture still ain't fantastic some may say yes it is ! But I've got netflix built in the TV and the 4k is fantastic some sky HD channels look good and I've just activated some couler thing in the main tv menu which looks great... but I'm appalled at sky q picture really am .... if anyone has some settings for this TV be much appreciated the TV has great reviews and was 800 quid so I know it's not the TV.... ahhhhh help!

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