Effectively, it appears such as you gained’t want a brand new TV this yr! Tremendous Bowl LV gained’t be accessible to stream in 4K HDR attributable to COVID-related manufacturing limitations. The sport, which airs February seventh, will as an alternative stream in 1080p (without cost) by way of CBS Sports and NFL streaming apps.
In a dialog with The Verge, CBS confirmed that the 2021 Tremendous Bowl will stream in 1080p to keep away from points with lag or stability. CBS has by no means streamed an NFL recreation in 4K HDR, and the broadcaster’s use of distant operations throughout COVID-19 makes managing a high-bandwidth stream tough.
Final yr was the primary (and solely) time that the Tremendous Bowl streamed in 4K HDR. However that stream was broadcast by Fox Sports activities, which started providing 4K video games in 2019. It’s additionally value nothing that, whereas the 2020 Tremendous Bowl aired in 4K HDR, the precise recreation was shot in 1080p HDR and upscaled for the printed.
CBS says that, regardless of the dearth of 4K and HDR, it plans to maintain the Tremendous Bowl LV stream as dependable and lag-free as potential. You possibly can tune in on the CBS channel February seventh, or stream the sport in wonderful 1080p by way of CBS Sports and NFL streaming apps.