You might have heard about the World Cup. Apparently it has a lot of people excited…and so you should be if you’ve got a 4K HDR-ready TV, because your football viewing experience is now going to be better than ever.
We’re here to help you make the most of watching the World Cup in 4K – here’s what you need to know about catching the action in the best possible quality, notwithstanding the ongoing BBC iPlayer 4K problems.
If you’ve got a shiny new 4K and HDR TV, we’ll talk you through how to make use of experimental high-quality footage. If not, we’ve got some settings tips so you can make the most of your existing telly.
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First, you’ll need a compatible 4K HDR TV. The BBC iPlayer help pages will show you all the right models.
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How to Watch the World Cup in 4K: The best TV settings for the World Cup
What’s the best settings to watch football? This is a lot more straightforward than you might think. Most TV manufacturers’ factory presets are actually pretty good these days, so there’s very little that you’d 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. That’s 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.
Elsewhere, it’s 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 shouldn’t 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, it’s better to manually nudge the brightness and contrast a little.
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