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First Poster
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-10-2016

Re: 5.1 Sound and 1080p

Come on, bro; Surely the omission of Dolby Digital sound on new films must irk you? This service is a movie service with no 5:1 sound! What the heck.

 

Any movie buff worth his salt will balk at that reality. It is shameful.

Champion 1
Posts: 5,754
Registered: ‎31-12-2013

Re: 5.1 Sound and 1080p

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Irf70 wrote:

Surely the omission of Dolby Digital sound on new films must irk you?


Actually, the thing that's currently irking me is that you are submitting posts on this forum using different identities!


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Re: 5.1 Sound and 1080p


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Contributor 2
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎02-10-2016

Re: 5.1 Sound and 1080p

Geezers and Countrymen,

 

We're getting off on the wrong toe here.

 

The whole premise of Sky Cinema remains as a hub of movie brilliance. Judging by the panoply of movies on offer, Now TV's acquisitions team is stellar; their technical team, however, ought to be sacked. They suck.

 

Sky has the resources to upscale both the sound and picture on offer on Now TV's Sky Cinema package. Dolby Digital and 1080p should be the least it can offer. It's almost 2017, darn it.

 

I care about cinema.

Scholar 5
Posts: 1,153
Registered: ‎09-10-2014

Re: 5.1 Sound and 1080p

@SeeMoreDigital @4268

 

Hi SMD

 

You said, "Actually, the thing that's currently irking me is that you are submitting posts on this forum using different identities!".

 

If you are right and this guy is conducting a self serving FAKE campaign then he should be closed down, he is not helping anyone but himself and as such should take his annoying self somewhere else.

 

UK Bob

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Registered: ‎31-12-2013

Re: 5.1 Sound and 1080p


ukbobboy wrote:

If you are right and this guy is conducting a self serving FAKE campaign then he should be closed down, he is not helping anyone but himself and as such should take his annoying self somewhere else.


Provided they've been granted the required privilages, it should be easy enough for the NOW TV Team Members check (or anybody else who has access to forums 'control panel') as all posters IP address should be displayed within their posts and in the forums data-base. A cross check of any given IP address will reveal how many forum identities are registered to it Smiley Wink

 

This function has been available on every forum I've moderated. I remember one guy having several identities, which he/she used to ask and answer their own questions, increase poll counts and like their own posts Smiley Surprised

 

How sad do you have to be to do something like that Smiley Wink


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Contributor 2
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎02-10-2016

Re: 5.1 Sound and 1080p

Brothers, I am no fake. I'm just technically inept and may have mistakenly doubled my identity.

 

I just want Now TV to fulfill its potentials. I shall not stop campaigning till 5:1 Dolby Digital sound and 1080p is delivered. I deftest mediocrity.

 

Is that a crime?

Community Administrator
Posts: 1,584
Registered: ‎22-10-2012

Re: 5.1 Sound and 1080p

Hi @Irf7@SeeMoreDigital@ukbobboy@4268

 

Just thought I better pop in and say hello. I'm sure it was an honest mistake that an extra profile got created - and I'm sure there was no malicious intent, as that would breach our lovely "Rules of the Road". Smiley Happy I'm glad we have people who are passionate about the experience! 

 

Regarding 5.1 surround sound, NOW TV have no announced plans to support this as of yet. This may change in the future. It would depend on a number of factors - I imagine popularity in the marketplace would be high on the list. I've not personally seen any market research on the extent of 5.1 compatible households in the UK; does anyone have any stats?

 

Thanks,

Jason

Contributor 2
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎02-10-2016

Re: 5.1 Sound and 1080p

Jason-C, thanks for commenting.

 

The thing is that Dolby Digital is available on myriad blockbusters via Sky Cinema on the HD box. Therefore, why not extend that to Now TV customers? It's already there for the taking. There just has to be the will to do it. Are we second-tier clients to Now TV, perhaps?

 

There is a genuine want for this feature. Just read the comments on this forum. Now TV has issued a 5:1 and 7:1 ready box, therefore, the awareness is there.

 

Your content is great. Your technology ought to compliment that.

Regular 1
Posts: 160
Registered: ‎25-01-2014

Re: 5.1 Sound and 1080p

It would be nice to have 1080p and 5.1, but how many people can make use of it, first you'd need HDMI enabled receivers or sound bars (as the NOW TV boxes don't offer digital audio ouputs (I'm not sure if the new box has one?)) and secondly you'd need enough of a connection to get the higher bitrate. How many customers would select 5.1 and 1080p and not be able to get enough bandwidth? They'd be on here minutes later asking we they're buffering.

 

I'd prefer subtitles over 5.1 and 1080p.