Olympics in 4K

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  1. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

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    so my cable company which uses tivo. (Arris hardware)

    Is going to be offering 4K HDR content for the olympics on a regular cable channel

    A arris MG2 is required for this (This is the bolt equivalent for arris)

    This is interesting because technically this could be the first 4K broadcast for the bolt

    Link here

    2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games in 4K HDR
     
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  2. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if a Bolt would actually work, too?

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  3. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

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    That’s a good question. I switched back to directv so I can’t test it.

    I don’t see why not. There units have cable cards in them like a regular bolt
     
  4. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    Comcast is putting 4K Olympics content available on demand to users with X1 boxes that support HDR also.
     
  5. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

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    Oh interesting. QAM channels SHOULD work. Finally the first test.
     
  6. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

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    On demand. But not live. And X1. Not tivo boxes
     
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  7. NashGuy

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    The link in the original article says the 4K HDR content will be aired on the cableco's own "Armstrong Channel". Assuming that's a regular QAM channel, not an IP channel, I don't see why their Arris TiVo couldn't record it. Looks like they're doing something like DTV satellite does, having their own dedicated linear channel that they program themselves with whatever 4K content available.
     
  8. kpeters59

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    "4K coverage will be available on delay."

    I'm not sure what the difference is, but that article never says 'live' either...

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  9. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

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    I don’t think with the time difference there is going to be a lot of live tv

    I think the big thing here is it will be on a qam channel
     
  10. kpeters59

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    Still, the impression they're giving is that 4K content won't be available at the same time as 'normal' resolutions...

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  11. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

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    If anyone records 4K content I'd love to see the comparison in size for that vs a similar HD program.
     
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  12. hexagenia

    hexagenia New Member

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    Anyone know the quality of the HD Olympic content on Bolt if it is retrieved using the onboard on-Demand app from xFinity? Traditional 1080p?
     
  13. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

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    It’s either 720p or 1080i. From what it looks like after a quick viewing of it, it appears to be the former. Anything from the NBC Sports channel is 720p because Comcast compresses everything.

    That Comcast is filming the Olympics and showing it in 720p to all their customers except ones with a X1 4K DVR (and then only for On Demand), is beyond annoying. The Olympics look really bad on Comcast.
     
  14. NashGuy

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    If you have a streaming device that offers the NBC Sports app, try watching the Olympics there. It offers multiple live feeds, plus on-demand stuff. I was watching a bit there last night on my Apple TV. I'd bet its HD PQ easily surpasses Comcast's linear channels and maybe their HD on-demand too.
     
  15. PSU_Sudzi

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    So have you watched the 4K broadcasts on your Bolt or tried to record them?
     
  16. Eldragun

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    Its says Channel 200 on Armstrong Cable, I would have to assume its QAM..... right?
     
  17. aaronwt

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    Everything looks bad on Comcast in my area. And everything is converted to 720P too. And overly compressed.
     
  18. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

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    I don’t have tivo anymore. My wife can’t stand the Armstrong channel line up order so we switched back to directv
     
  19. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    Ok I must’ve read the post wrong as I thought your current cable company had 4K Olympics.
     
  20. NashGuy

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

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    I'm watching NBC's Olympic broadcast right now streaming through the NBC Sports app. Looks even better than my local NBC station OTA. Check it out.
     

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