DSTV Now Streaming in 1080p

Rendier

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Hi there,

Has anyone else notice a crazy improvement in the streaming quality of DSTV's online content? I am streaming Supersport and it actually looks like 1080p quality without any buffering. Is this them preparing for 4k streaming?

Let me know your quality. Thanks
 

Bryn

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Hi there,

Has anyone else notice a crazy improvement in the streaming quality of DSTV's online content? I am streaming Supersport and it actually looks like 1080p quality without any buffering. Is this them preparing for 4k streaming?

Let me know your quality. Thanks

Nope. Just tried a few SS channels and the quality is still pretty poor.

How much bandwidth was being used while you were streaming? Which channels specifically?
 

RedhotNeo

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The 1080p video still needs alot of work to be done. Compression vs quality is not that great. No buffering but pic still distorts.. Hopefully in the near future dstv will improve their algorithms for video
 

steco777

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Don’t they use variable bitrate streaming? Which means it will stream quality dependent on your line speed .
 

ahmedomar

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So are you saying the quality is not the same as watching on the traditional dish setup?

I'm looking to move to streaming and I'm concerned about live football watching
 

Bryn

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So are you saying the quality is not the same as watching on the traditional dish setup?

I'm looking to move to streaming and I'm concerned about live football watching

Not even close. Dish looks way better.
 
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