100% agree with above, but I don't think it will ever happen. The whole ethos of Sky Q was to dumb down the technical features to make it user friendly for Mr & Mrs Average, who make up 95% of their customers.I must admit that after looking into the Sky Q tech after my recent upgrade I will be unlikely to do so again.
Sky is trying to deliver a media hub with an underpowered box that is suffering from feature creep.
Beyond the fact that it's killing networks and responsible for audio dropouts, two major bugs that simply get pushed under carpet, it needs to think about how it wants to work.
Once HBO Max comes to the UK, Sky is dead in the water, as the monthly subscriptions of all the competition are still cheaper than the best they can offer.
That said, I hope that Sky can deliver the following at the end of my subscription to keep me:
- Option to match resolution (I want to watch HD in 1080i, sport in 1080p but watch a movie in UHD without having to play about with the video settings)
- Option to match frame rate - this is a killer feature of the AppleTV and must be easy to do with the Sky Q boxes
- Make sure the streaming apps load faster than it takes to make a cup of tea
- Have all the streaming services in catchup, at present only Netflix is there out of the streaming apps
For me the native resolution output should be a no brainer, particularly as it was a feature of the HD box - but apparently coming back to Mr & Mrs Average again, they were too thick to understand the setting and disliked the momentary black screen when changing channels and resolutions, Hence if you want UHD, everything is upscaled by the Q box now. Tragic.