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

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Just a heads up, it looks like the next Sir David Attenborough nature series, Seven Worlds, One Planet, will also be part of the UHD HLG trials on the Iplayer. Starts Oct 27th.

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@crashcris wrote:

Just a heads up, it looks like the next Sir David Attenborough nature series, Seven Worlds, One Planet, will also be part of the UHD HLG trials on the Iplayer. Not sure when it'll air, but the advertising has started, so I guess it won't be long now.


Hi @crashcris just a pity the TV's cannot play from the onboard Iplayer app.


Voyager

@paul1277 wrote:

@crashcris wrote:

Just a heads up, it looks like the next Sir David Attenborough nature series, Seven Worlds, One Planet, will also be part of the UHD HLG trials on the Iplayer. Not sure when it'll air, but the advertising has started, so I guess it won't be long now.


Hi @crashcris just a pity the TV's cannot play from the onboard Iplayer app.



I know, but after all this time that topic's been covered, and even if my JS set doesn't do HLG like the KS sets do, at least the UHD still looks fabulous using a Roku SS+.  I've read so much over the past couple of years about the KS and JS sets and all the more recent Samsung TVs and the general consensus seems to be that the picture quality of the JS and KS sets far outstrips the more modern ones. Not to forget to mention that the JS were the last to do 3D. I've made my peace with not having HLG, (TBH, I prefer SDR to HDR on Amazon and Netflix, so I've set my Roku SS+ not to decode the HDR).

Voyager
Can I ask how do you configure Roku SS+ to not decode HDR? Even I don’t like HDR on nexflix or Amazon. I find hDr on SK model picture too dark.
Voyager

@Jay108 wrote:
Can I ask how do you configure Roku SS+ to not decode HDR? Even I don’t like HDR on nexflix or Amazon. I find hDr on SK model picture too dark.

I assume you mean a KS model?  If HDR is too dark on Netflix and Amazon then you either have your setting wrong or a faulty TV.

 

I have a KS set for three and half years and HDR on ALL devices and steams has been stellar!

Voyager

On the Roku SS+, go to

Settings

Display Type

then scroll down to 4K 30Hz TV.

OK

Click OK

Ok picture looks good and you're done.

 

You will probably have to do this each time you want to watch through a different app as I find the Roku "helpfully" (actually really annoyingly) keeps switching itself back to the detected 4K HDR at 30 Hz option.

Voyager

@crashcris wrote:

On the Roku SS+, go to

Settings

Display Type

then scroll down to 4K 30Hz TV.

OK

Click OK

Ok picture looks good and you're done.

 

You will probably have to do this each time you want to watch through a different app as I find the Roku "helpfully" (actually really annoyingly) keeps switching itself back to the detected 4K HDR at 30 Hz option.


Thank you. 👍

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