Confounding the issue is the absence of any announcement, promotion or even tagging of the content as HD. One is left to deduce that the improvement change is occurring purely by the change in file size of downloaded SkyOnDemand content. This method is fraught with its own potential inaccuracies as many would know that recent re-encoding of Netflix's library has enabled it to deliver higher quality content at the same (or lower) streaming rate.
However, some examples:
|Game of Thrones||S1||E1||59 mins||839 Mb|
|Fear the Walking Dead||S1||E1||61||928Mb|
From NeonTV's website:
Here’s a guide from lowest to highest video stream quality:
|22 minute episode||45 minute episode||2 hour movie|
This suggests that more recent additions (and it may change box set) have improved from "High" quality to HD720 quality. It may also be specific to content supplier contracts rather than occurring for all new content from a certain day
Finally, a word of warning, research into a small dataset of "premiere" movies on SkyOnDemand has not revealed any improvement for the Movies with a 2 hour movie still clocking in at 1.8Gb or "High" quality.
Any observations or announcements or rumour greatly appreciated.
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Sky OnDemand - Whats new in December in Television
SkyOndemand - Catchup TV
Comment by kharris, on 6-Oct-2016 14:03
I had a look at West World last night on neon (iPad) and there was video quality options up to HD 1080. The default was auto but I am unsure what that selects by default.