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Old December 5th 17, 04:06 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Michael Chare[_5_]
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Default Blue Planet II Comes To iPlayer In 4K HDR

On 05/12/2017 12:44, Java Jive wrote:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42225220

"The BBC's Blue Planet II programme is to become its first TV series to
be made available in 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) colour
via its iPlayer catch-up service.

All seven episodes of the marine-themed show are being made available to
UK-based owners of select TVs.

Until now, the BBC had only released programmes in this format via
ultra-high definition (UHD) Blu-ray discs."

But what they don't say is whether the dynamic compression management
system employed on iPlayer's servers will allow end-users to download
the programmes without them being ruined by over compression at download
time.


I do hope it does come as it will be the first proper 4K programme that
I will watch.


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