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Re: 5.1 surround sound

The accepted solution isn’t really a solution - does anyone know if broadcasts on the now tv box are streamed with 5.1 sound?

Annoyingly an old ps3 I had output broadcasts in 5.1 but not my new Apple TV 4K. I wouldn’t mind getting an answer to this from the now tv team as I’ve just signed up to the £100 a year deal for movies and entertainment.

Sky need to understand that if they don’t match what’s on offer from the likes of Netflix and amazon then people will just stop using their service altogether.
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Re: 5.1 surround sound

Hi @Simbol

 

NowTV doesn't currently offer 5.1 surround sound on their streaming service, if you got an AV reciever you could use on of the 5.1 pseudo codecs but it not the same as true 5.1 surround sound Smiley Sad

 

Here's a NowTV article linked below which mentions that NowTV doesn't currently output 5.1 surround sound.

 

https://help.nowtv.com/article/now-tv-features

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Re: 5.1 surround sound

Seems crazy that the feature lists of NowTV boxes list it's capability of 5.1 and 7.1 audio, which I've no reason to doubt is correct, but their content still isn't broadcast in 5.1.

Deal breaker for me. After my £4.99 cinema re-introductory offer month, I'm out. Will keep an eye out to see if it's eventually added.
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Re: 5.1 surround sound

Yeah, this is incredible! It's 2018!

 

I tried to find the settings in NowTV to turn on surround sound, and there aren't any!

My Amazon Prime gives me 4k HDR and 5.1 DD surround. As does Netflix.

 

Unbelievable!

I might cancel the Film ticket and ask for the money back. I certainly won't get another month's ticket.

And Netflix is the same price, and doesn't try to divide stuff into Films and "Entertainment".

Nor does it count your devices (I assume NowTV still does this?)

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