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gavs82008
Advocate 2

Re: 1080P update

I don’t have any Now Tv devices as I watch Now TV through my Samsung TV app.

The 1080p appears to be only on the Movies, perhaps when they did the price increase. I’m fine with that if they apply it to the Entertainment pass too. 

Still doesn’t take away that they need to add 5.1 surround sound and streaming more than 2 devices at once would be handy.

Plus don’t get me started on how poor the Sports passes are, far too much missing to justify even getting a day pass never mind a month pass!

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MikeyFett
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Re: 1080P update

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. 

gavs82008
Advocate 2

Re: 1080P update

Not at all, I don’t have. Now TV stick or box and the movies was definitely 1080p or near as damnit.

my guess is that it’s just a rollout they could be doing. 

Either way it is another small step in the right direction 

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MikeyFett
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Re: 1080P update

I hope you are right there. I would be interested if you perceive 1080P on every single movie, including some of the older back catalogue. 

 

When I watched Leave No Trace it looked like 1080P, but the two movies I watched after that were certainly 720P.

 

Would be good to gather some more evidence of what is going on...

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Marky-Mark
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Re: 1080P update

First time user of NowTV last weekend when I bought a day sports pass to watch football. TBH had a headache by the end ‘cos being used to Sky UHD Nows quality was not something i’d Want to experience again. Had been hoping to use Now for the 2019  golf majors during April - July as it’d be more cost effective than adding Skysports back to my package - guess i’ll Just need to keep check scoreboard updates online. Doubt I’ll use Now again until they can offer 1080.

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Jasefox
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Re: 1080P update


@MikeyFett wrote:

I hope you are right there. I would be interested if you perceive 1080P on every single movie, including some of the older back catalogue. 

 

When I watched Leave No Trace it looked like 1080P, but the two movies I watched after that were certainly 720P.

 

Would be good to gather some more evidence of what is going on...


Funny you should mention 1080p being on all movies as I thought the same, a lot of the older ones were in 1080p and up to now I haven't come across any that looks 720p, so fingers crossed, also the LIVE movie channels are also in 1080p which is good as I was a bit sceptical they'd only be restricted to catalogue titles.

MikeyFett
Contributor 4

Re: 1080P update

I watched Ocean's Eight last night, via the PS4 app and it was in 720P. Definitely.

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Tolmie35
Contributor 3

Re: 1080P update

Where are people getting this 1080p from, nothing has changed, its running at 720p as normal and the bit rate is 4865, you can see the bitrate on the samsung Tv's, I have tested on now tv box and 2 Tv's, nothing has changed. I actually have sky movies via sat which ends in a few weeks, nowhere near as good as that.

gavs82008
Advocate 2

Re: 1080P update

For me I had noticed an improvement on the usual pciture quality from the movies on my Samsung TV app. Would say it was wishful thinking that it was bumped up to 1080p. 

Either way its still better than Standard Definition.

 

The usual from Now TV/Sky, no updates on when 1080p is officially getting released. 

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Tolmie35
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Re: 1080P update

I watched GOT 2 nights ago on my samsubg TV, looked decent, bit rate was exactly the same as I did check that, I'll need to try a movie tonight. I tried sky sports news and it was the usual awful, really not fit for purpose.

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