DirecTV & Comcast Will Offer Winter Olympics in 4K HDR & Dolby Atmos

Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 at 01:00 PM PST by
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Several TV providers are offering select Olympics coverage in 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos.

Comcast Xfinity and DirectTV have both announced plans to offer next-day access to select events from the 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR video and Dolby Atmos audio. Likewise, DISH is also offering 4K HDR coverage but has made no mention of Dolby Atmos support.

The 2018 Winter Olympics are set to run from February 8 through February 25 in PyeongChang, South Korea, with the Opening Ceremony scheduled for Friday, February 9. 

Comcast Xfinity users with an X1 set-top box and compatible AV fear can access next-day 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos Olympics coverage on-demand. Events set to be available include the Opening Ceremony, ski jumping, figure skating, snowboard /Big Air and the Closing Ceremony.

Meanwhile, DirecTV customers with a Genie HD DVR or 4K Genie Mini set-top box and the necessary AV gear can tune into channel 106 starting Friday, February 9 at 10 AM ET to see select next-day Olympic Games in 4K HDR with Dolby Atmos sound, including the Opening Ceremony, figure skating, short track, ski jump/big air, Closing Ceremony, and ice hockey.

Finally, DISH subscribers with a Hopper 3 DVR and a compatible AV setup can watch select Olympic Games on a one-day delay in 4K HDR through channel 540. Events set to be featured include the Opening Ceremony, figure skating, hockey, short track speed skating, ski jumping and snowboard big air, along with PyeongChang scenics. 4K HDR coverage will begin on February 10 with up to three events from the previous days' schedule set to be offered daily through February 26. 

And for users looking to watch all the events in traditional HD, be sure to check out our rundown of broadcast and streaming viewing options for the Olympics here.

Sources: Comcast, DISH, AT&T

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