Buy a TV, get con­tent

HWM (Singapore) - - Feature -

Well, al­most. Net­flix an­nounced in Jan­uary that they were tim­ing the launch of their 4K con­tent to match when the new Ul­tra HD 4K tele­vi­sions by LG, Sony, Sam­sung and Vizio hit stores ( by the first half of the year); con­tent that would be ac­ces­si­ble by all tele­vi­sions that could de­code the HEVC H.265 stream. To that ef­fect, the sec­ond sea­son of House of Cards is al­ready be­ing streamed in 4K, and Net­flix has said that all new con­tent shot by them will be in 4K, thus con­firm­ing their com­mit­ment to the for­mat.

Sam­sung has since an­nounced additional part­ner­ships with Com­cast, Para­mount, DirecTV and Ama­zon to stream 4K con­tent to their tele­vi­sion sets. Their UHD Video Pack (an additional pur­chase) will come with a se­lec­tion of doc­u­men­taries and movies in full 4K – with the op­tion to down­load additional shows through the year.

Like­wise, Sony has also re­leased their own 4K Ul­tra HD FMP-X1 4K me­dia player that gives you ac­cess to over 140 Ul­tra HD ti­tles. This me­dia player only works with Sony’s 4K TV sets, but comes with a built-in 2TB hard drive to al­low you to store 4K movies down­loaded from the Sony Video Un­lim­ited 4K net­work video ser­vice.

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