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Discussion topic: Unable to watch recording of F1 on mini box

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This message was authored by EXC This message was authored by: EXC

Unable to watch recording of F1 on mini box

Sky last weekend showed the formula 1 race live on two different channels. Both were broadcast in UHD. I recorded one of them and then tried watching the recording via the sky Q mini box. I received a message to say the recording was not compatible with this box. 
This then caused problems in my household as I had to disrupt the family to watch it on the main sky Q box. This is going to be a problem throughout the season. 
I do not understand why Sky broadcasts both channels in UHD if that format is not compatible with the appliances they provide and we pay for. Or have I missed a setting somewhere in my mini box? 
thanks 

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This message was authored by TimmyBGood This message was authored by: TimmyBGood

Re: Unable to watch recording of F1 on mini box

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@EXC wrote:

Or have I missed a setting somewhere in my mini box?  


Nope: Mini boxes do not have the video chipset or HDMI standard required for UHD output, and a main Q box can neither rebroadcast UHD or downscale it to HD for Mini box use.

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This message was authored by oj01 This message was authored by: oj01

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@EXC Mini boxes can't display UHD recordings. You would need to record the HD channel. 


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This message was authored by Daniel0210 This message was authored by: Daniel0210

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@EXC 

Mini boxes are not UHD compatible. I watched it in HD on the normal F1 channel with no problem. If you record in UHD you'll have to watch it back on the main box. 


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This message was authored by xenon81 This message was authored by: xenon81

Re: Unable to watch recording of F1 on mini box

You'd need to record the HD version to watch on the mini box, I think it's channel 857.

This message was authored by TimmyBGood This message was authored by: TimmyBGood

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@EXC 

Previous posts suggest many F1 fans record both the HD and UHD channel simultaneously to have maximum flexibility on viewing devices later.

 

 

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This message was authored by EXC This message was authored by: EXC

Re: Unable to watch recording of F1 on mini box

Ok thanks everyone for the answers. I will have to look harder for the channel showing it in HD.
I could only see it on two channels and both were in UHD 

This message was authored by nigea99 This message was authored by: nigea99

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@EXC wrote:

Ok thanks everyone for the answers. I will have to look harder for the channel showing it in HD.
I could only see it on two channels and both were in UHD 


HD version should be on 857 now that 406 is a dedicated UHD channel

 

BTW as @TimmyBGood says I record in both formats in case I want to catch up on my mini (although Idon;t do hat very often)

This message was authored by Chodley This message was authored by: Chodley

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Having been spoiled by the UHD picture quality, I can't bring myself to watch it in HD. Might as well just look up the result 😆

This message was authored by Scruffer04 This message was authored by: Scruffer04

Re: Unable to watch recording of F1 on mini box

Or set F1 to record via the mini box where F1 HD remains at 406.

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