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Old 2017-07-21 , 15:36
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Default Resolutions for content on DStv Now

Just curious...

What are the various resolutions for content, via the various vectors? I know we have SD and HD content via live TV, as with CU and CU+. HD obviously only via HDMI, as RF would downgrade to 576i and mono sound.

What about via the DStv Now app (on phone and tablet?). Do we get 480p, 576i/p, 720p or 1080i (which I doubt, as I can stream happily with no buffering). Do these change if we download instead of streaming via the app?

What about via the DStv Now website?
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Old 2017-07-24 , 14:13
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I've moved your thread to the DStv Now section, so that the relevant team can respond. The Discussion section is for general discussions about entertainment, not for asking DStv specific questions.
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Old 2017-07-24 , 15:11
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@MC Marietjie: Thank you!
I didn't want to spam this part of the forum with a general chat about the various devices, and such, but thanks for moving the post.
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Old 2017-07-25 , 06:59
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"The lowest quality stream will start at 400224 at 370kbit/s, and will be capped at 960540 at 1,2Mbit/s.
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Old 2017-07-25 , 22:18
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Thank you for that!
So, if viewed via a tablet, plugged into a TV via HDMI, at the highest it will beat an RF signal, but no where near the PVR itself. Thanks
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Old 2017-07-26 , 22:32
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Thank you for that!
So, if viewed via a tablet, plugged into a TV via HDMI, at the highest it will beat an RF signal, but no where near the PVR itself. Thanks
Um I wouldn't say nowhere near. Remember "HD" decoders only push half HD resolution so they are sitting at 720p.



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Old 2017-07-26 , 23:26
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There is the whole 1080i v 720p discussion.
It'd be nice if we got full 1080p from the Explora (at either 50 or 60 FPS).

I have heard that some sports channels overseas only do 720p, as they say this is actually better for the fast moving action of sport.
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