Are You Ready for 4K?

May 7, 2014




I don’t know about you but I am ready to watch Bryce Harper hit a homerun on luscious 4K video. It may be a while before that happens (no sign of MLB games moving to 4K video capture yet), but we are a baby step closer today as Comcast has announced that it will launch a 4K ultra high-definition (UHD) set-top box later this year as it brings the Xfinity in UHD catalog to the X1 platform. The new X1 set-top box, the Xi4, will deliver Xfinity TV customers 4K UHD content—four times the resolution of high-definition—directly to the television, enabling X1 customers to enjoy unlimited virtual 4K linear channels by creating personalized playlists from the Xfinity in UHD library.


Comcast will add hundreds of titles to the Xfinity in UHD catalog and library, including films originally produced for IMAX® and other Giant Screen Theaters from K2 Communications and Havoc TV like The Ultimate Wave Tahiti, Antarctica, Rocky Mountain Express, Fighter Pilot and Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia. Full current seasons of hit TV shows such as Syfy’s Defiance; USA’s Playing House, Satisfaction and Suits; and original programming from STARZ including Outlander and Power will also be included.

But you need not wait for Comcast to enjoy 4K videos right now. Current 4K TV owners can access UHD hi-res content through Netflix, including 4K native versions of “Blacklist” and “House of Cards” and a free YouTube Smartphone app that will playback 4K videos on your Sony Bravia UHD TV.  For more on the story see this link:


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