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Virgin 360 Box HD/4K?

  • 19-01-2023 7:16pm
    Registered Users Posts: 743 ✭✭✭ Pdoghue

    I've had a Virgin 360 Box with Sky Sports & Cinema HD VTV 360 for a while. I've noticed lately however that the HD picture quality is not as good is it used to be, particularly with the Sky Sports HD channels. I certainly don't appear to be getting a 4k picture. The 360 Box doesn't seem to pass through a full 4k picture or Dolby Vision and Atmos sound, whereas when I access say Netflix directly through my Sony Bravia smart TV app I can get full Dolby Vision and Atmos for such content (I have the suitable hardware). I've played around with the picture settings on the 360 settings, but couldn't improve it.

    I wonder if other Virgin users are experiencing this. I'm contemplating switching to Sky Sports via Now TV, or even switching to Sky completely. I wonder if the picture on Sky would be better.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,599 ✭✭✭ Delta2113

    Virgin Media Ireland don't carry any 4k channels. They have one show available in 4k on demand.

    Any chance your only paying for Sky Sports & Cinema SD and not HD?

  • Registered Users Posts: 743 ✭✭✭ Pdoghue

    I'm definitely paying for the Sky Sports and Cinema HD package because I have both SD and HD channels.

    Thanks for the info about the 4k. However, my impression is that the HD picture isn't as good as it was, say about a year or two ago, especially on the HD sports channels. It's as if they are compressing the signal a lot to save bandwidth.

    Should I have the picture on the 360 Box as 1080p?

    I've read about it on other forums I think I'll contact Virgin to see what they say about it.