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Manc-Red
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Full HD Information

First of all I want to say that Now TV as a service has been absolutely 5 star for the duration of my time with you. 

 

Now, I've recently cut the cord in regards to having a full sub from the overpriced Sky in the sitting room and I've put my Now box into replace it.

 

On my 40" the PQ via Now is substandard to that of Sky. Sound is fine.

 

Wondering are the plans to roll out a full hd stream across the sports & movies to bring it in line with Netflix & Amazon?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Andy Legend 5
Legend 5

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@Manc-Red Good news is NOW TV have announced they will bring 1080p streaming as an option at some point later this year. It's a case of wait and see for info on pricing, devices and when though.

Manc-Red
Scholar

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Thanks Andy!

 

Looking forward to the upgrade, obviously it will be all about your broadband connection but I'm lucky enough to be on 320mb and this won't be an issue for the best quality outputted.

 

Happy days 🙂

michael111
Advocate

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Hi Mate 

This may be a bot late but just read your post . We purchased a HD now tv Box , we get al sports HD and the movies also .. was £20. Quality is great 

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UKTVPlayapp
Expert

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I have just switch my tv on for sky sports football and for some reason it had hd beside sky sports on the logo. I do not know if it's a test or there are about launch 1080p streams or what.

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Flaggy69
Mentor

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The HD previously, or currently, streamed by Now TV services is 720. Which is still technically high definition compared to dvd, but isn't HD as in the standard accepted meaning of the abreviation HD which is 1080.

But you can get away with calling something HD if it's 720.

720 is great if you're used to watching DVD quality, but not so good if you're used to watching 1080 and your tv is larger than 42"

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Flaggy69
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...of course loads of users now have 4K sets which the competing services are tackling.

Presumably the NowTV answer to that one is go fully fledged Sky subscription.

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Flaggy69
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Lack of 1080 and surround sound is why I'm not currently considering any further subs to NowTV, but my account remains active and I live in hope.

Although I'm pretty convinced that these things are kept out of NowTV to make Sky more attractive, and NowTV as a gateway product to Sky, or a bargain basement version of Sky without the bells and whistles.

The Roku hardware it runs of is capable of these things, and has been for some time now.

dr_necessitor
Expert 3

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Earlier this year (during their Q3 results announcement, if I recall correctly), it was announced that 1080 HD will be available on NOW TV “later this year”.

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NOW TV Team Tony-D
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@Flaggy69 wrote:

Lack of 1080 and surround sound is why I'm not currently considering any further subs to NowTV, but my account remains active and I live in hope.

Although I'm pretty convinced that these things are kept out of NowTV to make Sky more attractive, and NowTV as a gateway product to Sky, or a bargain basement version of Sky without the bells and whistles.

The Roku hardware it runs of is capable of these things, and has been for some time now.


@Flaggy69 As @dr_necessitor has said we are due to stream in 1080p by the end of the year. I agree with the staement regarding 4K. In that it is wasted on anything smaller than 32 inches, same for 1080p where quality starts to deterirate with anything above 32 inches.