There are actual 8K videos on YouTube. However, wnen I go to the YouTube app on my Q900R, the resolution tops out at 4K. I even tried using the browser to go to youtube.com without luck. Is there a configuration that I am missing to get actual 8k content on my 8k tv? I know the TV does upconvert, but I want to see what true 8k looks like and how well my current bandwidth supports. I can stream 4k just fine, but I want to stress the network and see how it performs.
Yeah, I see the same!
Actually they have a couple of 8K videos, that at first I thought would be 8K on the 950R, because there were no longer the little "4K" sign next to them as I have been used to on so many other 8K videos. But unfortunately not; the tv refuses to play any 8K YouTube videoes. I feel betrayed by Samsung, who keeps referring to Google/YouTube to fix it :(
In these 2 shoys taken of my 800t you can see waht I mean by the codecs. The avo1 will play and shows 8k is playing but the upload I did from my Note 20 Ultra in 8k is in VP9 and will only play in 4k, even though it was uploaded as 8k. Not sure as how to change the codec. When it was first uploaded it would play in 1080p and had the AV01 codec, then it was processed by youtube and went up to 4k but with the VP9 codec.
Unfortunately our TVs do not have Av1 support. It will not work. Hopefully the will have a device like a firestick that will allow Av1 support. The 2020 Samsung models have Av1 support.
Just search '8k' on the YouTube app. There are a lot of videos that appear, some are actually 8k, others just say they are. They will all have the 4k badge on them. But after you click on the video, navigate to the three dots (More) it will open up a menu that says quality. If the 'quality' badge is 8k, then it is an 8k video.
That does not work for me. Absolutely no content enables 8K quality. All only show 4K quality. Verified the video on my computer plays in 8K, but the TV Q900 only shows it as a 4K option.
It is a ceyin shame that after spending a fortune on an 8K Q900R Samsun TV that 8K videos on YouTube will not play in 8K. Now NHK News comes over the internet in 8K but sad to say it's oathetic to see the same on Samsun 8k Q900R. And Samsun India is not bothered.
There was a new firmware update a few days ago - anyone know if this now enables it?
I have downloaded from the site but am wondering perhaps its better to wait for the update to be available via the tv. It has only been 6 days since it was released on the site. It would be good if there were some firmware update notes - i.e. What does the update address exactly: YouTube 8k? EARC? Freeview app compatibility maybe?