The June email said not to buy a Boost Pass for the purpose of the trial, and that we would be updated once they had confirmation that this could be done.
Are we saying that off the back of that, Boost is confirmed? It feels pretty flimsy to me.
It isnt boost format.
If it was, then in the settings menu you'd see your active boost pass.
And if its boost, then it would be 1080p AND 5.1 you wouldn't just have one or the other.
So with respect, why do you think that boost subscribers have 1080p in the beta app? Just curious.
I actually noticed that.
Its still nothing like 'native' responsiveness, but its a bit better and verging on the functional now instead of always just resorting to tapping up down left right etc on the scroll pad.
It does seem better.
But id reiterate, as a beta tester, id like to know whats changed.... so we can concentrate our efforts such as they are.
By not telling us, or implying at least by version number that its the same build as before.. then why continue to test and submit faults. I for one cannot remember what faults I reported as it was a while ago now.... id really like to know whats been fixed in-between builds.
But again, boost aside.. i cannot see why this version isnt a release candidate.
It quite simply is 1080p/50fps on the relevant channels. F1 has been crisp and clean following the restart. the difference between the 50fps and 25fps channels is clear. The descriptors on the screens might be incorrect throughout but the video content is 'Boost'.
If it's not then when it's switched to Boost it'll be out of this world.
With the greatest of respect.... lets agree to disagree 🙂
Believe me... i REALLY want boost!! I need boost..... but it is not yet supported on the beta app. At the very least, if you are a boost subscriber.... on any supported device you still have to 'activate' the boost pass you have before you get it - and thats possible only through the app's settings menu and the beta still does not have the boost pass presented there.
Many people over the last few months have reported the beta app to have a visibly better picture quality than the old app (lets face it, thats not hard!)..... but acknowledge that its not actually 1080p.
As ive noted in the past, 1080p compared to the Beta's quality is still streets ahead and very noticeable.
So, lets throw it out to others.... has anyone else noticed a '1080p' quality on their beta app? Can anyone prove it is? Has anyone asked the trials team about this?
As I said before - I just dont see how the 'boost' stream would only be so in picture and not sound 5.1 - so i think you are just noticing a better quality picture but its probably not 1080.
Very encouraging to 'know' from another poster that they have finally acknowledged boost will be included at launch... we can only hope this is true.
And one more point... we SHOULD be getting boost in the beta... what better and more important thing for us to test before it goes live??