Don't expect 4K DStv Now any time soon

Jamie McKane

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Don't expect 4K DStv Now any time soon

4K streaming is not expected to be available on DStv Now or Showmax in the near future.

After testing the higher-resolution standard in 2018, MultiChoice has not rolled out support for 4K streaming to its Internet-based services.
 

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Rest of the world can do it, yet some how in Africa this is impossible.
 

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Most people are buying 4K TVs for years now. Their arguments of smartphones is not the key issue.

More likely, they looked at the profit margins of providing a 4K service Vs 720p that most of their content is on.
 

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I expected this kind of thinking from these guys. But, welcome to 2020 Multichoice! 4K is so 2018! HDR is the new must have and it is not linked to resolution! Smartphones also have HDR would you believe? Maybe get with the times and work on that before you fall behind again, you can always add 4K support at a later stage when phones become as big as poodles!
 

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When comparing 1080p on dstv now vs on a satellite decoder the dstv now is nowhere near the quality its supposed to be.

Also, dstv said they will rollout dstv now standalone service end of last month and they could not keep to it, to expect anything from them is just wishfull thinking.
 
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When comparing 1080p on dstv now vs on a satellite decoder the dstv now is nowhere near the quality its supposed to be.

Also, dstv said they will rollout dstv now standalone service end of last month and they could not keep to it, to expect anything from them is just wishfull thinking.
Comparing the same show as 1080p on YouTube versus Dstv's satellite "HD", Dstv is substantially worse.

Problem is more likely that MC doesn't want to invest in servers to compress the original video to serve, nor want to rewrite their web and apps to support newer video codecs. Cost of HEVC is probs too much, while hardware cost of AV1 they don't want to do.
 
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I can't even get Showmax to run properly on the lowest resolution, it buffers continuously. 4K will only be a catastrophe.
 

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Than I am very happy for you. Enjoy wasting your data stream.

Genuinely have to disagree. There are definitely many gimicks, but 4K isn't one of them. The difference between a FHD and UHD stream is obvious, and a massive difference at that.
 
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Genuinely have to disagree. There are definitely many gimicks, but the difference between a FHD and UHD stream is obvious, and a massive difference at that.
The guy obviously doesn't have a 4K TV, in which case everything is the same to him. Ignore him.
 

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Genuinely have to disagree. There are definitely many gimicks, but 4K isn't one of them. The difference between a FHD and UHD stream is obvious, and a massive difference at that.
I have a nice big screen in our lounge where UHD, especially with HDR, is great for family viewing. FHD is minimum acceptable
 
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