Originally Posted by thegam3
not sure but when it was released didnt they say it will come later? that might be why people are not happy
Yes, it's me agreeing that people are not happy. I'm one of the angry ones, too. As I said, it can't be fixed in a firmware upgrade as discussed a thousand times in 400 pages over six months on the Samsung forums
. You could wait 6 years, and then say "they still haven't done it", and I'd say "yes, and we're still angry".
Nothing can change. I've read all 400 pages of it, has Joeaka? I don't think so, otherwise Joeaka wouldn't have implied that the passage of time "still" made a difference.
So I will try to explain
Two completely separate things happened.
1. In 2015 when designing the 2016 model TVs, Samsung Engineering in Korea chose to use an old version of the Encryption Media Extension security library, and the baked it into the Tizen 2.4 OS on the 2016 models. They used the same version of EME as on the 2014 models. Once this decision had been made, it meant that DVB-DASH, the streaming standard used by the BBC (and others), which is not a new standard at all, could never
be supported. It's absolutely critical to understand this
. The DVB-DASH streaming standard is nothing to do with HLG or HDR10 or any HDR standard, it's just what the BBC chose to use for their high-quality streams. It would need an entire new Tizen OS upgrade, not just the firmware, which is basically the same amount of work, getting the OS and drivers to work on that hardware, as was developing the TV in the first place.
The decision which permanently torpedoed 4k BBC iPlayer from working on 2016 models was made before the first TV ever rolled off Samsung's production line.
2. Samsung's marketing department, in late 2016, put out a press release saying "we'll add HLG support to the 2016 models". It's this promise that they've spent all the time wriggling out of, saying that they only meant for HLG broadcasts and HLG USB files, and they didn't mean HLG-over-HDMI nor HLG-over-streaming, honest. They've also spent a lot of time trying to blur these two separate issues. But, it's a red herring as far as support for BBC iPlayer 4k-resolution, with or without HLG, is concerned.