Semi irritated! Talked into upgrading to 4K cable, looked forward to the much higher resolution movies, etc. "Lots of shows, just look for the 4K sticker on the corner of the guide for each show". Have not seen anything being broadcast in 4K yet, other that the occasional sportscast, and a few documentaries but nothing of real interest. To top it off, once I upgraded to 4K (obviously you have to have a 4K TV), my surround sound system was not compatible and I needed to upgrade the amp to a 4K receiver.... no one mentioned that. The only plus side is that it really bumped up the internet speed.
It looks like there are between 4 and 5 home games listed as being aired in 4K each month (plus the re-broadcasts):
They also broadcast some games on Sportsnet 4K and others on Sportsnet ONE 4K so you'll want to ensure you're looking at the right channel. Any concerns about Sportsnet not airing it in 4K should be directed at Sportsnet.
Also, Rogers has been trying to restrict 4K content to Telus customers specifically. Who knows if they restrict what is aired on the western Sportsnet feeds.
I didn't misunderstand your concern. Rogers / Sportsnet advertises 4-5 games monthly which is what should be broadcast. That's also likely why Telus has it mentioned on their site as well. Problem is that Rogers/Sportsnet controls whether or not they broadcast them out as 4K and on which of the two channels that will air them. Not Telus. Since Telus is basing what they are advertising on their site from what Rogers is claiming to be offering, it's not misleading. If anything, Rogers is shortchanging consumers in western Canada and if a game should be in 4K (see schedule I liked to in last post) and it isn't, you should be calling them out over it.
Broadcasting works a little differently than you are thinking. Telus does not broadcast anything. Telus isn't responsible for the content that broadcasters, like Sportsnet, decide to air. Telus simply acts as a conduit for content, that the broadcasters decide to air, to travel through.
@Nighthawk I totally get that Telus is not the content provider, just the pass through. However, I don't understand how or why an official 4K broadcast looks identical to the regular HD broadcast on Optik?
@jaymac10 unless there is a game to be televised in 4K the remainder of the time the 4K channel replays HD. On my Vizio P Series there is a noticeable difference.
There is a noticeable difference between HD and 4K on my LG OLED TV as well, and it is "only" 55 inches. Smaller than that, or with a lower quality TV, the difference may not be noticeable. I am happy with the 4K broadcasts, but wish there were more.
Hoping the winter Olympics is all 4K!
Hoping the winter Olympics is all 4K!
CBC is not broadcasting in 4K. There are 2 Sportsnet 4K channels and 1 TSN 4k channel. NBC in the US is not receiving 4K Olympic broadcasts that I know of so I doubt Canada would receive those broadcasts either. Perhaps the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan?
Perhaps the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan?
If you are in Japan... the Olympics will be in 8K.
Japan had 8K for the Rio Olympics also. Japan's internet infrastructure is far better than here and their broadcaster, NHK, always seems to be first with new technology. Most American broadcasters don't seem to be keen on upgrading to 4K yet and Canadian broadcasters are even worse.
Japan had 8K for the Rio Olympics also.
I don't think the Rio Olympics were recorded in 8K but in 1080p. I remember reading an article where Brazil doesn't have the Fibre Optic infrastructure to broadcast in 8K. There isn't even a 5K broadcast let alone an 8K broadcast. Japan is researching & developing 8K technologies but I highly doubt that 8K will be deployed by 2020 because 4K TVs have yet to be adopted by most consumers around the world. 1080p is still standard on YouTube even though they have 4K & 1440p videos.
They were recorded in 8K for public display back in Japan via satellite. NHK did set up one local 8K screen in Brazil as well.
Very irritated, sold Telus Fibre for 4k hockey and find out TSN blackout is in effect so I wont get any NHL on 4k. Saw one basketball game in 4k and no difference between 4k and HD. Telus support is brutal, waited for over an hour on my first 3 occasions and still wait a long time. Would never have switched from Shaw if I would have know this 4k is really not available, virtually, at all.