Full NOW TV is now available on YouView devices

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  • alal Member Posts: 1,303 ✭✭✭
    Last time I looked at Now it was in SD, stereo only and there were no subtitles. Has it improved?
  • scottscott Member Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭
    @al it has only been SD on YouView, every other device has had 720p for many years. NowTV does now have a boost pass which increases all the channels to 1080p and 5.1 surround sound (plus 50fps on some sports channels).
  • JoeJoe Member Posts: 2,030 ✭✭✭
    scott said:
    @al it has only been SD on YouView, every other device has had 720p for many years. NowTV does now have a boost pass which increases all the channels to 1080p and 5.1 surround sound (plus 50fps on some sports channels).
    @Sarah Do the Hd (1080p) boosts work on retail Youview t2000 boxes? 
  • scottscott Member Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭
    edited 25 February 2020, 10:02AM
    Joe said:
    scott said:
    @al it has only been SD on YouView, every other device has had 720p for many years. NowTV does now have a boost pass which increases all the channels to 1080p and 5.1 surround sound (plus 50fps on some sports channels).
    @Sarah Do the Hd (1080p) boosts work on retail Youview t2000 boxes? 
    @Joe they certainly do on the app on the BT boxes. 

    Edit- actually need to check this a bit more. I was going by when I added the boost the HD and 5.1 logo appeared in the description and some channels went up from the standard 128 on the stream rate to 7861. But now checking firstly I don’t see the 5.1 sound being recognised and only some streams are showing the 7861 figure. Need to check further but just going out.

    Edit2 - rebooted and now getting 7830 on all the streams but still not seeing the 5.1 sound.
  • alal Member Posts: 1,303 ✭✭✭
    Joe said:
    @Sarah Do the Hd (1080p) boosts work on retail Youview t2000 boxes? 
    This is what I was getting at. Also can I get 5.1 DD and subs on the retail T2000? And finally, what is a boost exactly? Do I need to do more than just subscribe?
  • AnaglyptaAnaglypta Member Posts: 820 ✭✭✭
    edited 25 February 2020, 11:12AM
    scott said:
    Joe said:
    scott said:
    @al it has only been SD on YouView, every other device has had 720p for many years. NowTV does now have a boost pass which increases all the channels to 1080p and 5.1 surround sound (plus 50fps on some sports channels).
    @Sarah Do the Hd (1080p) boosts work on retail Youview t2000 boxes? 
    @Joe they certainly do on the app on the BT boxes. 

    Edit- actually need to check this a bit more. I was going by when I added the boost the HD and 5.1 logo appeared in the description and some channels went up from the standard 128 on the stream rate to 7861. But now checking firstly I don’t see the 5.1 sound being recognised and only some streams are showing the 7861 figure. Need to check further but just going out.

    Edit2 - rebooted and now getting 7830 on all the streams but still not seeing the 5.1 sound.

    Hi @scott ,
    See @Ash post further up the thread for how to enable Dolby 5.1. It requires jumping through another hoop!
    John


    "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." - George S. Patton
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 169
    al said:
    Joe said:
    @Sarah Do the Hd (1080p) boosts work on retail Youview t2000 boxes? 
    This is what I was getting at. Also can I get 5.1 DD and subs on the retail T2000? And finally, what is a boost exactly? Do I need to do more than just subscribe?
    Re Boost... Sky are masters at extracting cash from customers, £3 for HD and Dolby. It's there amongst the various Now passes. 
  • scottscott Member Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭
    Anaglypta said:
    scott said:
    Joe said:
    scott said:
    @al it has only been SD on YouView, every other device has had 720p for many years. NowTV does now have a boost pass which increases all the channels to 1080p and 5.1 surround sound (plus 50fps on some sports channels).
    @Sarah Do the Hd (1080p) boosts work on retail Youview t2000 boxes? 
    @Joe they certainly do on the app on the BT boxes. 

    Edit- actually need to check this a bit more. I was going by when I added the boost the HD and 5.1 logo appeared in the description and some channels went up from the standard 128 on the stream rate to 7861. But now checking firstly I don’t see the 5.1 sound being recognised and only some streams are showing the 7861 figure. Need to check further but just going out.

    Edit2 - rebooted and now getting 7830 on all the streams but still not seeing the 5.1 sound.

    Hi @scott ,
    See @Ash post further up the thread for how to enable Dolby 5.1. It requires jumping through another hoop!
    John


    @anaglypta thanks for pointing that out. Worked spot on.
  • VisionmanVisionman Member Posts: 9,669 ✭✭✭
    I honestly thought the £3 HD & Surround Sound Boost/add on was in 1080i not 'p' at 7380 Mbps? After all, 1080i is the format HD is broadcast in, even on Sky Q. 
  • scottscott Member Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭
    edited 25 February 2020, 8:10PM
    Visionman said:
    I honestly thought the £3 HD & Surround Sound Boost/add on was in 1080i not 'p' at 7380 Mbps? After all, 1080i is the format HD is broadcast in, even on Sky Q. 
    I think the source is actually 1080i on the sky box but the final output from the app will be guided by what the box is set to output it at (either upscale to 2160 or possibly interpolate to 1080p or 1080i), the fps is more important on things like the sports channels as main event, premier and f1 (recently added) should be 50fps from source and that is important.

    https://community.nowtv.com/t5/NOW-TV-News/Introducing-NOW-TV-Boost/td-p/512386

    NOW TV Boost is now live!

     

    With NOW TV Boost you’ll be able to watch your favourite shows in 1080p! Boost also comes with 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound and an additional viewing concurrency. This means you’ll be able to watch on 3 devices at the same the time! All of this is available for a recurring price of £3 per month.

     

    What do I get with NOW TV Boost?

     

    Full HD: Watch all the Sky Sports channels, plus selected shows and movies, in 1080p video quality instead of the usual 720p.

     

    Smoother sporting action: Two Sky Sports channels – Main Event and Premier League – are available at 50 frames per second (except on LG TV).

     

    Awesome audio: Got a surround sound speaker system or soundbar? Boost lets you enjoy a fully immersive audio experience with Dolby Digital 5.1.

     

    An extra stream: Another handy benefit is that you get to stream on 3 devices at the same time. Perfect for families that can’t agree on what to watch!

  • croftcroft Member Posts: 60
    I’m enjoying this addition on my YouView and hopefully it’ll get better with Disney + through now tv........
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 169
    edited 14 March 2020, 8:56PM
    😎 👍
  • redchizredchiz Member Posts: 5,050 ✭✭✭
    No sh1t Sherlock.  ;)
  • VisionmanVisionman Member Posts: 9,669 ✭✭✭
    I'm liking the box's ability to link viewed Now TV content through the 'My TV' banner bar and then be taken straight to the content within the application. Very convenient. 
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 169
    Disagree,
    should only be "free to view" otherwise it's clotted up with stuff you can't actually view, unless your paying for a pass.
  • VisionmanVisionman Member Posts: 9,669 ✭✭✭
    On 'My TV'?!? Which is your TV? No it isn't. You need to read my post again.
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 169
    edited 16 March 2020, 10:27AM
    🤔
  • Adam_TAdam_T Member Posts: 59
    I've been trying to use the app since launch but I'm just sticking my Roku im afraid, two fairly major differences between the two apps...

    Buffering - I dont get any whatsoever on my Roku on wifi yet get loads on Youview through ethernet.
    Watchlist - The Youview app only displays a couple of rows at a time yet Roku shows them all in a large panel.

    Its nit-picky but is this the best place to raise these or would the NowTV community/support be the right place given its their service?
  • VisionmanVisionman Member Posts: 9,669 ✭✭✭
    Sorry to hear that @Adam_T, I don't get any buffering on mine. As for posting, why not post for help on both?
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