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    Sky Q to add Spotify, HDR, and voice queries in spring

    Meanwhile Sky shares gain over 20 per cent on takeover bidding war hopes.
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    Re: Sky Q to add Spotify, HDR, and voice queries in spring

    I have been hoping they would add HDR for quite a while, this is good news for me

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    Re: Sky Q to add Spotify, HDR, and voice queries in spring

    Come one Virgin, catch up, I want to see if Broadcast HLG works on my telly!

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    Re: Sky Q to add Spotify, HDR, and voice queries in spring

    Good news have been waiting for HDR to finally make its way over to Sky Q I suspect it will be on download content only (like UHD) but thats fine with me.

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    Re: Sky Q to add Spotify, HDR, and voice queries in spring

    Come one Virgin, catch up, I want to see if Broadcast HLG works on my telly!
    Can't you just do that by viewing the HDR content on the iplayer as the BBC use HLG?

    I remember doing that when i got my 4k TV last month using Blue Planet II.

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    Re: Sky Q to add Spotify, HDR, and voice queries in spring

    iPlayer on my V6 didn't register as being able to play the HLG sample.

    Edit: Plus I have an amp in between the V6 and the telly, which is not capable of passing through HLG.

    Lightbulb: I need a new amp.... Might be able to sneak it through later this year.

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    Re: Sky Q to add Spotify, HDR, and voice queries in spring

    Does the TV not have iplayer?

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    Re: Sky Q to add Spotify, HDR, and voice queries in spring

    Yes, but it's not on the list of devices that will get the HLG trial.

    Basically, Samsung promised the telly would get HLG. They claim it does now have it, but only over broadcast. None of the apps will have it. Which I suppose is fair, as apps that stream should be able to use normal HDR10. HLG is really for live action, where the metadata can't be added before broadcast.

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    Re: Sky Q to add Spotify, HDR, and voice queries in spring

    Sky Q costs from £20 per month, with an 18 month minimum term.
    Without HD, without boxsets, without movies etc etc etc.

    The point of having a SKY Q box without HD channels is what exactly?
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    Re: Sky Q to add Spotify, HDR, and voice queries in spring

    So they issue a sparkly marketing bulletin around new features whilst sending existing subscribers an increasing subscription cost email - the Murdock Marketing Machine in full effect!

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    Re: Sky Q to add Spotify, HDR, and voice queries in spring

    Quote Originally Posted by nwmark View Post
    So they issue a sparkly marketing bulletin around new features whilst sending existing subscribers an increasing subscription cost email - the Murdock Marketing Machine in full effect!
    I found it frustrating with SKY that, unlike Virgin, you couldn't get moved over to the new pricing offered to new customers even mid contract cycle. It's why I'm no longer a SKY customer. SKY even had the cheek to send mailings offering me 50% off a package, that as a new customer I could get cheaper, when I was during the cancel period (and don't get me started on how they ignore marketing preferences and how I had to add them to my number block list on my phones).

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    Re: Sky Q to add Spotify, HDR, and voice queries in spring

    Do you still get ads on Sky-Q? I refuse to pay for a premium service where I am then forced to endure ads. Netflix is fantastic - the amount of new content they're pumping out is great.

    Amazon's OK - I don't like the model where you can find something to watch and then sometimes have to pay extra though, but I'll suck it up if I have to.

    There's no way I'm shelling out £50 or so for a service just to spend my precious time watching ads though...

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    Re: Sky Q to add Spotify, HDR, and voice queries in spring

    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    Do you still get ads on Sky-Q? I refuse to pay for a premium service where I am then forced to endure ads. Netflix is fantastic - the amount of new content they're pumping out is great.

    Amazon's OK - I don't like the model where you can find something to watch and then sometimes have to pay extra though, but I'll suck it up if I have to.

    There's no way I'm shelling out £50 or so for a service just to spend my precious time watching ads though...
    Still ads, just now they're in 4k HDR. And in the menu system.

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    Re: Sky Q to add Spotify, HDR, and voice queries in spring

    Do you get ads on the boxsets? If I could never see another TV ad I'd be a happy camper.

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    Re: Sky Q to add Spotify, HDR, and voice queries in spring

    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    Do you get ads on the boxsets? If I could never see another TV ad I'd be a happy camper.
    Yes you get ads on the box sets.

    Yet in the cheaper NowTV you don't, albeit I think you miss some content.

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    Re: Sky Q to add Spotify, HDR, and voice queries in spring

    Good that HDR is coming. This is just as important, if not better, than 4K.

    Having to endure adverts is one of the suckiest things about this though. The premium subscription cost itself should be more than enough to pay for the service, nevermind suffering ads.

    I apologise for the following rant::

    And finally, on their page, describing the number of hours of content on a 4K box they say "Store up to 1000 hrs of standard definition TV".
    Really, SKY? Hours of standard definition? Who watches standard definition TV these days? No one. What does 1000 hrs of SD TV even mean? Is that 10s of hours of 4K? urhg! I hate Sky so much.

    Apart from some of the quality shows like, GoT and TWD, it's television designed to numb to minds of the masses and suckering them into becoming corporate consumer zombies.

    Sky has done this to TV::
    The Show starts and they spend several minutes telling you what you're about to watch.
    The first advert arrives and on returning to the show they then spend another minute recapping what you've just watched.
    Repeat.
    Out of an hour of telly you get about 30 minutes. The rest is adverts and treating the viewers like f**king morons.
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