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Is it possible to watch 4k olympic content on a non 4k X1 box?

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Is it possible to watch 4k olympic content on a non 4k X1 box?

I have a 4k tv just not the box.

 

but is it even possible to watch the 4k content? through a non 4k box? will I be able to watch it 


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Re: Is it possible to watch 4k olympic content on a non 4k X1 box?

No you won’t, if you try to access it you’ll get an error code.

Use this link if you need assistance getting a 4K DVR
http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Customer-Service/Xfinity-4k-XG1v4-Cable-Box-Availability/td-p/2987898/p...

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Re: Is it possible to watch 4k olympic content on a non 4k X1 box?

No way.

 

Best signal possible is either 1080i for locals in MPEG 2, or 720p in MPEG 4. You are just getting a synthesized signal to fill in the extra pixels. That is why there is really no comparison between a up-scaled 4K versus the real thing when watching a 4K You Tube film over streaming broadband. 

 

It looks like you have not yet managed to get the 4K DVR yet.

Official Employee

Re: Is it possible to watch 4k olympic content on a non 4k X1 box?

No you won’t, if you try to access it you’ll get an error code.

Use this link if you need assistance getting a 4K DVR
http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Customer-Service/Xfinity-4k-XG1v4-Cable-Box-Availability/td-p/2987898/p...
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Re: Is it possible to watch 4k olympic content on a non 4k X1 box?


@MNtundraRET wrote:

No way.

 

Best signal possible is either 1080i for locals in MPEG 2, or 720p in MPEG 4. You are just getting a synthesized signal to fill in the extra pixels. That is why there is really no comparison between a up-scaled 4K versus the real thing when watching a 4K You Tube film over streaming broadband. 

 

It looks like you have not yet managed to get the 4K DVR yet.


I might have confused you with the comment about You Tube. If your 4K tv is a "smart tv", and you have the You Tube app in the tv, your Gateway router would pass a 4K signal over the Ethernet connection using high-speed broad-band. If your tv also has the Netflix app you could watch 4K if you paid for their 4K service.