Anyone enjoying watching the one planet thingy currently on the 4k iplayer ?

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
You need a 4k TV that has been approved to run BBC Iplayer in UHD mode (not all of them have), however, I have one of those, so I'm all set to go yes?, well it turns out you need something else I don't have, a 10 Mbs broadband connection, my 4-5 Mbps causes the BBC Iplayer UHD mode to throttle back to something that looks more like 720, so if anyone knows of a download link for the 4k files I would be very interested
 

Trev

The Dumb One
My Samsung TV doesn't like the BBC's flavour of UHD either (Other broadcasters are OK. It's the BBC that are the odd one out) but my LG does. Amazon's Firestick 4k are OK too.
 
My LG OLED loves it and the images are quite wonderful. I do however have 50mbs so I do get the full bandwidth. I understand that the BBC server negotiates a bandwidth with your IP address and supplies that. They do recommend 40mbs for best picture. I enjoy "how we did it" at the end almost as much as the programme.
 

Trev

The Dumb One
I suspect that the 'How we did it' is to pad out a 45 min programme, made for commercial broadcasters, to an hour for the likes of the BBC
 
Top