Comcast plans to add hundreds of titles to the Xfinity in UHD catalog and library, including films originally produced for IMAX and other Giant Screen Theaters, as well as TV shows and original programming. The service itself was initially launched last year on 2014 Samsung UltraHD TVs.
Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) announced plans to launch a 4K UltraHD set-top box later this year as it brings the Xfinity in UHD catalog to the X1 platform. The new X1 set-top, the Xi4, is designed to deliver 4K video content directly to the TV set, enabling X1 customers to create virtual 4K linear channels by creating personalized playlists from the Xfinity in UHD library. The MSO also plans to support high dynamic range (HDR) programming - increased color, contrast and brightness - with the launch of a new HDR set-top box, the Xi5, next year.