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What is 4K resolution? And what's the difference between 4K Ultra HD and Full HD?

What is 4K resolution? And what's the difference between 4K Ultra HD and Full HD? 4K is an overarching term to describe visual resolution technology that offers more pixels than Full HD. 4K resolution is 3,840 x 2,160 and the number of pixels is four times that of Full HD, so picture quality is much better.

4K quality delivered by Now One is 4K Ultra HD (4K UHD), a much higher standard. As well as providing 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, it needs to comply with the HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 standards. HDMI 1.x only supports 4K@25/30Hz, but HDMI 2.0 supports up to 4K@ 50/60Hz, thereby improving picture quality for fast-motion video. HDCP 2.2 is a technology designed to prevent illegal copying of 4K UHD content. Now One is HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 certified.

In order to ensure you can watch all 4K content, we recommend that you choose a TV set and set-top box that support HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2.

What is Now One?

Now One is an integrated all-in-one set top box bringing together Now TV, free Digital Terrestrial TV and apps for the first time in a single home entertainment gateway. With 4K UHD, TV Recording and the new UX3 experience, Now One is the ultimate set top box.

Do I need a 4K TV to use with Now One?

No. Even if you use a standard HD TV, you can still enjoy all Now One features, except 4K UHD video quality.

What is TV recording?

Now One can record Now TV and Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) programs to a designated Hard Disk Drive. With Series Recording, you won't miss an episode even if it changes schedule.

What do I need in order to watch 4K content via Now One?

You will need a:

  1. Now TV line served by high-speed broadband (PON)
  2. Now One STB
  3. 4K plan
  4. TV/home theater system compatible with an HDCP 1.1 HDMI port (for Netflix 4K & content requiring HDCP 2.2 protection, you need a 4K UHD TV set that supports HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0).

What is Media Manager?

You can enjoy your personal media on the big screen with media manager.

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