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Superbowl in 4k?

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Superbowl in 4k?

Fox is broadcasting the game in 4k.. will Xfinity be getting on board with this and allowing customers to view it in 4k?
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It hasn’t been announced but it’s being streamed in upscale 4K, not broadcasted on a Fox channel
https://www.businessinsider.com/super-bowl-liv-streaming-in-4k-first-not-true-4k-2020-1

https://tvanswerman.com/2020/01/09/comcast-to-show-super-bowl-2020-in-4k/

It’s not listed here
https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/uhd-4k-faqs

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Re: Superbowl in 4k?

Thanks, looks like direct TV will have it.. upscale obviously isn't as good but would think Comcast would at least carry the upscale as they have with other college games. We will see i guess
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They had a deal with Fox for broadcasting football in 4K at the beginning of the season but it never happened and the deal fell apart.

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Super Bowl in 4K

Will the Super Bowl be in 4K this year?

 

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So why then, on the following page:   https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/uhd-4k-faqs 

does Comcast state the this????

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NFL Football:

We'll be airing the following game in 4K UHD from FOX.

  • Sunday, February 2, 2020: San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs. Coverage will begin at 1 PM ET with the FOX NFL KICKOFF SHOW and will continue through the game starting at 6:30 PM ET and post show.


NCAA College Basketball Live Games:

We'll be airing select College Basketball games in 4K HDR / 4K SDR from Fox Sports 1 (FS1).

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET: Illinois at Michigan
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 9:30PM ET: Big East Tournament: TBD at TBD
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 12:00PM ET: Big East Tournament: TBD at TBD
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 2:30PM ET: Big East Tournament: TBD at TBD
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00PM ET: Big East Tournament: TBD at TBD
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9:30PM ET: Big East Tournament: TBD at TBD
  • Friday, March 13, 2020 at 9:00PM ET: Big East Tournament: TBD at TBD

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Probably because they updated the page, it wasn’t there at time of posting yesterday

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@Rkinney20 wrote:
Fox is broadcasting the game in 4k.. will Xfinity be getting on board with this and allowing customers to view it in 4k?

Yes 4K UHD via Comcast xfinity.

 

While you can't record this 4K UHD stream like you can the Fox Broadcast channel(s) in your guide. You can watch in 4K UHD.

 

Press the xfinity button, select Sports, and then NFL. It will be listed in the Upcomming list along with the Fox Broadcast channels (English / Spanish).

 

Just return to this listing on Sunday night anytime between 1 - 6 PM EST! ( you can also set a reminder). Just say 4K using your voice remote as a shortcut.

 

Note: This is the same way that Comcast has shown select College Football Games, Soccer, and College Basketball as described here: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/uhd-4k-faqs

 

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Re: Superbowl in 4k?

Yes it was updated in the last few days
https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/uhd-4k-faqs

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@Rkinney20 wrote:
Fox is broadcasting the game in 4k.. will Xfinity be getting on board with this and allowing customers to view it in 4k?

@Rkinney20 

 

Welcome to the Xfinity Forum and thank you for posting your question here. For the first time ever, FOX Sports is delivering Super Bowl 2020 in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) which Xfinity TV customers can access on X1. Xfinity TV customers can watch Super Bowl LIV live on FOX on Sunday, February 2nd at 6:30 PM ET or tune into live pregame coverage as early as 2pm ET.

 

 

For additional information see here: https://www.xfinity.com/hub/tv-video/watch-super-bowl-liv-2020


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Re: Superbowl in 4k?

Will the 4k feed be in High Dynamic Range, or in SDR?

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@ride525 wrote:

Will the 4k feed be in High Dynamic Range, or in SDR?


the first link in the post just above yours says HDR



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Re: Super Bowl in 4K

The post above only mentions UHD, not HDR. Do you know if HDR will be available?

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The latest wording on the page only states "UHD", not HDR. Can someone confirm if it will definitely be in an HDR format?

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I spoke to a Comcast rep, and they confirmed the game will be in UHD/HDR. Thanks James!

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I spoke to a Comcast rep, and they confirmed the game will be in full UHD/HDR. Thanks James!

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@ride525 wrote:

Will the 4k feed be in High Dynamic Range, or in SDR?


@ewilson90 wrote:

The latest wording on the page only states "UHD", not HDR. Can someone confirm if it will definitely be in an HDR format?


 

@ride525@ewilson90,

 

Thank you for posting your questions here in the Xfinity Forum. 4K UHD and 4K UHD/HDR viewing is currently available to Xfinity X1 customers. 

 

**Note**: 4K UHD/HDR content for live events is available if you have an XG1v4 or Xi6 TV Box set to 2160 resolution with a compatible 4K UHD/HDR TV and a 4K-capable HDMI cord. Please see more about using the X1 guide to adjust your video display to 2160p.

 

 

For additional information about 4K on Xfinity X1 please see here: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/uhd-4k-faqs


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Re: Superbowl in 4k?

Will 4k superbowl be available with a 4k tv, 4k tivo box, with a comcast cable card?

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No, X1 customers only (it’s in the link provided above).

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I am an Xfinity cable subscriber with a new 4k X1 box to which I just upgraded in January.  I have the X1 configured to "Device Settings>Video Display>Video Output Resolution: 16:9, 2160p60 4k UHD (Best Available)" and theX1 is connected to our 4k LG OLED TV. Your webpage,   https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/uhd-4k-faqs, notes, "We'll be airing Super Bowl LIV in 4K UHD from FOX."  My question is, to which FOX" channel on my Xfinity X1 box should I tune to see the Super Bowl in 4k UHD,  e.g. the local Fox broadcast affiliate here in Seattle (Q13 - channel 113 on my X1 box), or one of the FOX Sports Channels (FS1HD - channel 620 on my X1 box), or some 4k-specific channel?  Thanks in advance.

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@r-gordon-7 wrote:

I am an Xfinity cable subscriber with a new 4k X1 box to which I just upgraded in January.  I have the X1 configured to "Device Settings>Video Display>Video Output Resolution: 16:9, 2160p60 4k UHD (Best Available)" and theX1 is connected to our 4k LG OLED TV. Your webpage,   https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/uhd-4k-faqs, notes, "We'll be airing Super Bowl LIV in 4K UHD from FOX."  My question is, to which FOX" channel on my Xfinity X1 box should I tune to see the Super Bowl in 4k UHD,  e.g. the local Fox broadcast affiliate here in Seattle (Q13 - channel 113 on my X1 box), or one of the FOX Sports Channels (FS1HD - channel 620 on my X1 box), or some 4k-specific channel?  Thanks in advance.


None of your choices! The 4K signal is only being carried (IPV). That is Streaming video over broadband Internet. Read the earlier directions in this forum subject to watch the game in 4K.


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@MNtundraRET wrote:
@r-gordon-7 wrote:

I am an Xfinity cable subscriber with a new 4k X1 box to which I just upgraded in January.  I have the X1 configured to "Device Settings>Video Display>Video Output Resolution: 16:9, 2160p60 4k UHD (Best Available)" and theX1 is connected to our 4k LG OLED TV. Your webpage,   https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/uhd-4k-faqs, notes, "We'll be airing Super Bowl LIV in 4K UHD from FOX."  My question is, to which FOX" channel on my Xfinity X1 box should I tune to see the Super Bowl in 4k UHD,  e.g. the local Fox broadcast affiliate here in Seattle (Q13 - channel 113 on my X1 box), or one of the FOX Sports Channels (FS1HD - channel 620 on my X1 box), or some 4k-specific channel?  Thanks in advance.

None of your choices! The 4K signal is only being carried (IPV). That is Streaming video over broadband Internet. Read the earlier directions in this forum subject to watch the game in 4K.

Quick point of clarification: this is not being delivered over the Internet, rather it is a live On Demand Stream that is being carried over our cable infrastructure.  

 

To watch the game, you can use your X1 Voice Remote to say "4K" or search "4K" from the main Xfinity Menu - you'll reach a landing page where you can easily click to start watching... enjoy! 


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Re: Superbowl in 4k?

Thank you!

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Re: Superbowl in 4k?

Anybody actually get it to work in 4k?  I said 4k to the voice remote but it doesn't show the Super Bowl as available.  I've been able to view other 4k events in the past using this method. 

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Yes. I got the stream in 4K. The preshow has been in 4K since 1pm.  The only thing I’m noticing it is not in HDR.  It’s listed listed under sports, nfl, under xfinity

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I'm NOT an xfinity TV subscriber but was sent a promotion email saying xfinity would offer a live streaming promotion. However, I can't access the superowl on xfinity streaming now that I'm trying to. Any ideas on how to get the promotion working?

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Re: Superbowl in 4k?

Shows as HDR10 here. Looks pretty good. Is your setup good? Ever gotten HDR from your X1? Might be cables, settings, etc. 

 


@ch1c0 wrote:

Yes. I got the stream in 4K. The preshow has been in 4K since 1pm.  The only thing I’m noticing it is not in HDR.  It’s listed listed under sports, nfl, under xfinity


 

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What a joke. The picture is better when I switch over to my OTA antenna.
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How do I get 4K picture for Super Bowl
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@R_Aster  First time running 4K on Comcast. All my other devices run 4K and hdr. Tv Is set on auto and didn’t detect hdr. If I switch over manually it looks pretty bad.  Is there a setting in the cable box for hdr that I missed?

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@ch1c0 wrote:

@R_Aster  First time running 4K on Comcast. All my other devices run 4K and hdr. Tv Is set on auto and didn’t detect hdr. If I switch over manually it looks pretty bad.  Is there a setting in the cable box for hdr that I missed?


Well, too late now but your X1 device resolution setting should be "highest possible" or whatver it's called resulting in 2160P / 60 FPS. The HDMI input on your TV probably has to be set manually to Deep Color or Full HD Color or some such. You might need 18 Gbps HDMI cables for it to work. 

 

Good luck. Maybe we'll get OT and you can watch that in HDR. 

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I wonder if this set any kind of record for the number of live 4k views.   I didn't see any problems with the show.


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@R_Aster  It did double check settings and it did say highest quality. 4KUHD HDR.  Wasn’t going to bother troubleshooting during the game though, great game! It was looking better over HD at least. I’ll try skipping my receiver to play around on the next 4K stream. All my other devices play zero issues though. So we will see.

 

thanks for the replies.