Setting up Ultra HD/HDR

Setting up UHD

Select the instructions for your device:

To watch Ultra HD, here's what you'll need if you've got a:

Supported picture resolutions

We'll show Ultra HD/HDR sports events, TV shows and movies in a picture resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels at 50 frames per second. We recommend watching Ultra HD in 10-bit colour as this will give you the best viewing experience, with smoother colour gradients.

Not every Ultra HD TV supports 10-bit colour. If you're not sure whether your TV supports 10-bit colour, select Find it for me. If 10-bit colour is turned on, on your TV, this will be selected otherwise it will select 8-bit colour.

If you think your TV does support 10-bit colour, you might not have the correct setting turned on in your TV settings. We've listed the name of the settings for the most popular TV manufacturers that need to be turned on. But, if you're not sure which setting it is, check your TV user manual or contact your TV manufacturer for more info.

  • Samsung: UHD color.
  • LG: Ultra HD Deep Colour.
  • Philips: UHD 4:4:4 / 4:2:2 in the HDMI Ultra HD settings.

Having problems setting up?

If you're seeing an error message when trying to set up Ultra HD/HDR, check the top of the article to make sure you have the right equipment and setup for Ultra HD/HDR first.

Still not working?

You might need to speak to the manufacturer of your Ultra HD TV for advice on settings and software updates specific to your TV.

See Watching Ultra HD & HDR on Sky for more information.