The fans of the grid are more than anxious for Super Bowl LIV, which is marked on the calendar for this February 2, 2020 and has as main attraction the fact that Fox Sports broadcast the game between Kansas City and San Francisco in 4K HDR , as promoted on its official website. We tell you what you should consider to enjoy the meeting in this resolution.
In simple terms, 4K offers a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, and is the standard that can be found in the latest generation televisions of the leading brands. Fortunately, various media players, from Fire TV Stick 4K to Apple TV 4K, are also compatible with it.
Likewise, the content needs to be delivered through streaming or by means of a transmission, it is made in this resolution to have a 4K experience as satisfactory as possible.
In this sense, platforms such as Netflix, Prime Video, iTunes, Vudu and Hulu have material ready to be displayed in the standard. In the case of live broadcasts, it is still not possible to talk about a great implementation of it, so it is striking that the Super Bowl LIV is issued in this way.
There is a but: it is not that Fox Sports will broadcast directly in this resolution: it will do so in 1080p HDR or Full HD, however, bring a scaling process to 4K HDR, which means that the home TV, in case of integrate this feature, not be the one to carry out the process.
In other words, the match between Kansas City and San Francisco may not reach a factory 4K HDR, so to speak, although it is better than what 1080p offers.
What you need for Super Bowl LIV
Fox Sports indicates that to enjoy the sporting event in the best resolution, customers must have their homnimo app on the home 4K HDR screen. If it is not possible to download it directly, you can use one of the following media players:
- Apple TV 4K
- Roku compatible with 4K
- Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
- Amazon Fire TV Cube
- Xbox One X
As for the internet connection, a download rate of 25 Mbps or higher is required, as Netflix recommends to view its 4K HDR content.
Direct from a provider or streaming
Some of the providers with the transmission of Fox Sports in 4K HDR are: DirectTV, Altice Optimus, Camcast Xfinity and Verizon Fios.
Of course, it is essential to check with them if the decoder that is installed at home is compatible with this image resolution.
Yes, the standard 4K HDR still demands various technical requirements, unlike Full HD, which can be cumbersome for more than one customer.
In relation to streamingIt seems that the best option to watch the game in 4K is the FuboTV service. It is also necessary to ensure that the Fox Sports channel on this platform is available from the place in the United States that you are looking to hire and have a compatible equipment.
The Super Bowl LIV will be held on February 2, 2020 starting at 6:30 p.m. ET, from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. The halftime show be enlivened by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.