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4K cable box coming from Comcast this year

by Todd Haselton | May 10, 2015May 10, 2015 12:00 pm PDT

LG Ultra HDTV 4K logo CES 2015

There still isn’t a whole lot of 4K content available, but Amazon and Netflix have tried to fix that by streaming TV shows and movies in the ultra high definition standard. Comcast has taken a similar approach with a special app on Samsung TVs, but now it’s getting prepared to offer 4K content through a set-top box.

The firm announced its brand-new Xi4 box that supports 4K UHD content and will be available later this year to customers. It will also continue to provide content, and said customers will be able to stream “hundreds” of titles from its Xfinity catalog, including Outlander, Power, Playing House, Satisfaction, Suits and movies such as Rocky Mountain Express, Ultimate Wave Tahiti, Antarctica, Fighter Pilot and Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia. Sounds like you’ll at least be able to show off how sharp that new 4K TV is.

Comcast will follow the Xi4 will a new box, the Xi5, next year, which will add support for HDR programming. The company declined to say how much you’ll need to pay for its new boxes.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...