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Almost a year ago Comcast released information regarding a new set top boxes capable of 4K programming. Can someone please provide me an update as to if these are available in the Atlanta, GA market? 

 

I am specifically interested in the Xi4 and Xi5 models

 

 

http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-to-launch-4k-uhd-set-top-box

 

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djgrabow wrote:

Almost a year ago Comcast released information regarding a new set top boxes capable of 4K programming. Can someone please provide me an update as to if these are available in the Atlanta, GA market? 

 

I am specifically interested in the Xi4 and Xi5 models

 

 

http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-to-launch-4k-uhd-set-top-box

 


No they aren't available anywhere yet ( still in employee trial) and there is no ETA on release

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last I heard was that '4' was scrapped and that '5' would include other features and ATMOS capability.


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I have heard two pieces of scuttlebutt on this issue.

1. Employees are testing Xi5's to make sure the wireless is working properly.

2. I also heard the Xi4 was scrubbed. Comcast plans to wait and release a box with 4k, Atmos and HDR... possibly Xi6.
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RickGr4 wrote:

I have heard two pieces of scuttlebutt on this issue.

1. Employees are testing Xi5's to make sure the wireless is working properly.

2. I also heard the Xi4 was scrubbed. Comcast plans to wait and release a box with 4k, Atmos and HDR... possibly Xi6.

I also heard from a Comcast person that "the Xi4 is indeed not being released."

 

The HDR-only Xi5 is being released on July 4th (with a possibility that it will be made available for retail sale), with the Xi6, which is both 4K and HDR capable, then being rolled-out "within 12 months of the Xi5's deployment."

 

See:

 

INTX 2016: Comcast Sets July 4 Debut for First HDR-Capable Box
Comcast CTO Tony Werner says he has more interest in high dynamic range than 4K
By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News - May 18, 2016

http://www.multichannel.com/news/cable-tv-conventions/intx-2016-comcast-sets-july-4-debut-first-hdr-...

 

Comcast mulls selling HDR-capable Xi5 at retail
By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable - May 18, 2016

http://www.fiercecable.com/story/comcast-mulls-selling-hdr-capable-xi5-retail/2016-05-18

 

Comcast Plans HDR Screenings for Rio Games
By Mari Silbey, Light Reading - May 17, 2016

http://www.lightreading.com/video/4k-8k-video/comcast-plans-hdr-screenings-for-rio-games/d/d-id/7234...

 

EDIT: I see now that this was also covered in another recent thread:

 

Xi5 With HDR Coming July 4th

http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/X1/Xi5-With-HDR-Coming-July-4th/m-p/2750973

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closing year old thread.


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