Fox @ 4k HDR

It doesnt switch on the FoxNow app either. You have leave the pregame show and restart the game to get 4K.

Yes. That was my point. And you have to select the UHD/HDR stream that starts 1 minute later.

Don't have the Fox Sparts app, but this site schedule shows this Sunday's Pregame show on Fox will be in 4K. Does the Fox Sparts app show it that way?

Fox NFL Sunday is listed as 4K as well as the game.
Fox NFL Kickoff is not listed as 4K.


So the schedule reads
FOX NFL Kickoff for an Hour
FOX NFL Sunday for an Hour
NFL Football 49ers at Eagles

Sounds like staying tuned in to NFL Sunday (@4K) will keep the 4K connection when the game starts?

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Is Channels DVR set for TVE local Fox 4K?

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Thanks for the confirmation.
We're all hoping it works by February 12th :grin:


how did you get two recordings set up for the same event?

curl based manual recordings.

I’m going to try 2 recordings at the same time by a regular one time recording and the second by recording the following game with a 90 minute start early buffer. Obviously it will miss the first 30min of the game. Curious to see if the padded recording will pick up 4k and what happens at the end of the first game.

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As expected.
First 5 minute recording is all 1290x780p H.264 59.94fps
Second 5 minute recording is 3840x2160p HEVC HDR10 59.94fps (the game) and 1920x1080p 59.94fps (commercials)

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Just thought of something.
Since the two recordings will overlap on the same channel, Channels DVR will use tuner sharing (it will share the first recording stream with the second recording) and you'll probably end up with two 720p recordings. :frowning_face:

Next test this Saturday, 1/28
Should it start on time, 60, 90, or 120 seconds late to catch the 4k stream?
Screenshot 2023-01-26 at 18-43-42 Channels Schedule
I have it set to start 70 seconds late right now (4:01:10 PM EST).

and added another one on my second server w/TVE
I have that set to start 50 seconds late right now (4:00:50 PM EST).

My test failed. The padded one never started. When I looked at why, the padding I set up on it a couple days ago disappeared and was showing it was going to start recording without padding. I’ll have to try again next time and keep a look out for the tuner sharing possibility.

I can only think of two ways to record the game at different times.
1 using curl based manual recordings that don't overlap
2 using two dvr servers

I already did the first one.
Now doing the second one using 50 and 70 second late start padding.
If the 4k/HDR stream starts at 4:01:00 PM EST, the one w/70 seconds late start padding should get it at 4:01:10 PM EST.

Both recordings started out as HEVC 1920x1080p @ 59.95fps.
HEVC 4k didn't start until 4:06 PM EST.
Both recordings picked up the switch to 4k at 4:06 PM EST.

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So you were able to record in 4k? I recorded the Seton Hall game to see if I could in 4k. The screenshot looks like Channels says it’s 4k but VLC says it’s 1080p.

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Perhaps you checked during a commercial. The commercials are in 1080p.

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Oh damn I think you’re right. Thanks!

I went into the Channels settings on my CPU and set to apply 5 minutes padding before and 5 minutes padding after.