I have seen a few posts wanting to know when the Now TV output will be upgraded from 720P to 1080P, so I contacted Now TV support today to get an update.
They confirmed that this is definitely being 'worked on' but they could not confirm when or if it will be available. They also could not confirm that it will arrive in 2019.
It sounds like it is not a quick & easy thing to do, otherwise we would have it already.
My personal view is that we will get it eventually as there will be a strong commercial reason for it, because competitors are commonly providing 1080P or even 4K output now.
Hope that helps some of you.
...and always has been.
Not a practical option for those of us who only occasionally subscribe. Like currently I do for GoT. (Though I'd regularly get Cinema if it was in 1080p with surround sound like the other services I pick flit between)
I just plain don't watch enough TV, so Sky/Now aren't interested in the thousands of us like that.
I'm sure Netflix and Amazon aren't complaining.
(Might be my imagination, wishful thinking or maybe something to do with bandwidth, but GoT tonight did look better defined)
It is a Sky owned company, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was a chargeable add-on.
Would like to hope they could add perks on that, say to double the streams to 4 instead of 2 and devices from 6 to 12.
5.1 surround sound should be in as default regardless of this possible chargeable addon
Thankfully I haven't had too many issues when watching football (although I don't often watch it. But I have seen it in poor action elsewhere so I would agree that it would be a waste if they couldn't improve on that.
I have BT sport (thanks to a cheap add on via my EE Max Plan) on my Samsung TV, watched Hearts vs Hibs a couple weeks ago. The stream was completely flawless, also as default it was in HD.
Hopefully it will be similar quality to BT sport on the dedicated TV app.
Good news if it’s true but my guess is the testing will go on until Q4 of 2019, and then they will do a limited launch of 1080p on the NowTV 4K boxes with an increased monthly subscription charge and a one-off activation fee for upgrading to 1080p, and after another 6 months or so there’s a chance they might roll it out to other devices/ platforms with Apple TV presumably being the last given the app on there has not been updated for 4 or 5 years now.
@Anonymous User wrote:
Hmmm, interesting. I just watched Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom and it looked like the usual 720P to me. And I had such high hopes... 🤔
Hi, I have Fallen Kingdom on as I text and it looks amazing, defo 1080p!! Sharp, detailed, lovely deep colours 😊 ( watching through NowTv latest box)
So is this telling us that 1080P can be achieved but only through the NowTV hardware? Seems possible.
I watch via the PS4 app and it is definitely still in 720P (watched Curvature movie last night). Therefore it would have to be the case that the 3rd party apps (like smart tv and PS4) will need software updates to achieve the same output. Makes sense.
Fingers crossed for that and let's see.