Comcast Unveils 4K Ultra HD Set-Top Box


PHILADELPHIA: Comcast is set to launch a brand-new 4K ultra high-definition set-top box later this year.

The move comes as Comcast brings the Xfinity in UHD catalogue 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 their TV. X1 customers to enjoy unlimited virtual 4K linear channels by creating personalized playlists from the Xfinity in UHD library. Customers can also enjoy high dynamic range (HDR) programming—with increased color, contrast and brightness—with the launch of a new HDR set-top box, the Xi5, next year.

“With Xfinity in UHD, our customers can easily and seamlessly enjoy some of the best 4K programming available today as part of their subscription with no additional equipment or costs,” said Matt Strauss, the executive VP and general manager of video service for Comcast Cable. “We are committed to providing the highest-quality entertainment experiences across platforms and our next-generation set-top boxes deliver on that promise—providing our customers with UHD and HDR programming on the biggest screen in the home.”