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How to Watch the World Cup in 4K HDR: The ultimate guide to the football

By reviews / 19. June 2018
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How to Watch the World Cup in 4K HDR: Your complete guide to the football

You might have heard about the World Cup. Apparently it has a lot of people excitedand so you should be if youve got a 4K HDR-ready TV, because your football viewing experience is now going to be better than ever.

Were here to help you make the most of watching the World Cup in 4Kheres what you need to know about catching the action in the best possible quality, notwithstanding the ongoing BBC iPlayer 4K problems.

If youve got a shiny new 4K and HDR TV, well talk you through how to make use of experimental high-quality footage. If not, weve got some settings tips so you can make the most of your existing telly.

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How to Watch the World Cup in 4K and HDR: Everything you need to know

So, the FIFA World Cup 2018 is being broadcast across the BBC and ITV, who are sharing the rights. Most people can easily access the regular and HD broadcasts on their TVs.

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But the BBC is also experimenting with 4K and HDR via streaming, on its iPlayer app, for 29 of the matches. Theres a catch though. There are various hoops to jump through.

First, youll need a compatible 4K HDR TV. The BBC iPlayer help pages will show you all the right models.

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Then youll need a good enough internet connection. Hard-wired Ethernet is better than Wi-Fi, but either way the BBC recommends at least 40mbps.

Got all that? Then youll need to go into the iPlayer app as the coverage of the match is starting. You should see a promo box labelledUHD’. Click on that.

Youll need to be on the ball thoughthe 4K HDR stream is only available totens of thousandsof users at at time. So remotes at the ready, or you might miss out.

Whats more, the BBC iPlayer app on the PS4 now supports 4K, though not HDR. Theres no word yet on whether or not the same update will come to the iPlayer app on the Xbox One

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How to Watch the World Cup in 4K: The best TV settings for the World Cup

Whats the best settings to watch football? This is a lot more straightforward than you might think. Most TV manufacturersfactory presets are actually pretty good these days, so theres very little that youd have to do.

The most effective thing you can do is to turn on motion processing. Different manufacturers use different names for it. Sony calls it MotionFlow, LG calls it TruMotion. This makes the picture move more smoothly and reduces judder. Thats great for sports, but remember to turn it off for normal viewing, or else your films will have the glossy look of a soap opera.

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Elsewhere, its worth looking at the picture mode. Standard mode or Cinema mode (also known as Movie) tend to be the most accurate for colours. The one thing you shouldnt do is use the TV on Dynamic or Sports mode, even if that sounds counterintuitive.

Sports mode does ramp up the brightness, contrast and sharpness, but it tends to overdo things. The grass often appears neon green and skin tones are exaggerated to the point that some people look a little ill. If you want a little extra punch, its better to manually nudge the brightness and contrast a little.

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