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iPlayer HLG/UHD HDR on Samsung’s J and K Series TVs

Voyager

@chopples123 wrote:

@Dazeboy wrote:

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nope thats a different firmware, I think its only available in the USA atm and doesnt have any HLG fix

 

cheers


Correct.  However its getting some very good freviews - do a search on youtube.

Explorer

Can we download the update to a USB and install that way?

Voyager

@ad1994 wrote:

Can we download the update to a USB and install that way?


 

no mate, updates are region specific, to be clear this update does not contain the HLG fix

 

cheers

Explorer

Oh thats a shame, from the reviews on youtube the edge lit panels show a huge upgrade

Explorer

I have just started to test the new Amazon 4K stick with my J series Tv.

 

The picture quality on the 4k Dynasties is a big improvement over the HD Iplayer built into the Samsung. The Iplayer is also far quicker.

 

When I press the info button on the Samsung remote it always displays 3180X2160/60p  even when playing non 4K videos fromthe Iplayer/Amazon and Netflix despite setting the stick to ouput at the resolution of the source material.

It is not clear if the false information is being generated by the stick or by the tv.

 

Has anyone else tested the 4K Amazon stick ??

 

 

Voyager

@cattv1 wrote:

I have just started to test the new Amazon 4K stick with my J series Tv.

 

The picture quality on the 4k Dynasties is a big improvement over the HD Iplayer built into the Samsung. The Iplayer is also far quicker.

 

When I press the info button on the Samsung remote it always displays 3180X2160/60p  even when playing non 4K videos fromthe Iplayer/Amazon and Netflix despite setting the stick to ouput at the resolution of the source material.

It is not clear if the false information is being generated by the stick or by the tv.

 

Has anyone else tested the 4K Amazon stick ??

 

 


I am using the Roku+ and my KS correctly reports it is outputting 50p as iPlayer is outputting at 25p.  It seems that the Firestick iPlayer is outputting 60p and not 25.

Explorer

@cattv1 wrote:

I have just started to test the new Amazon 4K stick with my J series Tv.

 

The picture quality on the 4k Dynasties is a big improvement over the HD Iplayer built into the Samsung. The Iplayer is also far quicker.

 

When I press the info button on the Samsung remote it always displays 3180X2160/60p  even when playing non 4K videos fromthe Iplayer/Amazon and Netflix despite setting the stick to ouput at the resolution of the source material.

It is not clear if the false information is being generated by the stick or by the tv.

 

Has anyone else tested the 4K Amazon stick ??

 

 


Yeah I just got the 4k stick also, seems to default to 3480x2160 60p for everything with the setting at auto. I tried the 'Match Refresh Rate' but seems to stay the same as you say. I did however try changing the output to fixed 2160 50p which does change to info output on the TV to 3480x2160 50p.

 

I tried the test loop on iPlayer which was on Blue Planet and it did switch to HDR settings. No idea if HLG was working or not, not sure how to tell...? 

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Explorer

Thanks for your comments.

I purchased the network card to eliminate buffering due to the wireless signal,this works well.

Voyager

@Onpoint wrote:

@cattv1 wrote:

I have just started to test the new Amazon 4K stick with my J series Tv.

 

The picture quality on the 4k Dynasties is a big improvement over the HD Iplayer built into the Samsung. The Iplayer is also far quicker.

 

When I press the info button on the Samsung remote it always displays 3180X2160/60p  even when playing non 4K videos fromthe Iplayer/Amazon and Netflix despite setting the stick to ouput at the resolution of the source material.

It is not clear if the false information is being generated by the stick or by the tv.

 

Has anyone else tested the 4K Amazon stick ??

 

 


Yeah I just got the 4k stick also, seems to default to 3480x2160 60p for everything with the setting at auto. I tried the 'Match Refresh Rate' but seems to stay the same as you say. I did however try changing the output to fixed 2160 50p which does change to info output on the TV to 3480x2160 50p.

 

I tried the test loop on iPlayer which was on Blue Planet and it did switch to HDR settings. No idea if HLG was working or not, not sure how to tell...? 


If HDR is engaing it shows that the HLG is being passed over HDMI from the Firestick.  Do you have a KS\JS TV?

Explorer

I have a J series TV

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