NBC will air the 2016 Rio Olympics in 4K, HDR and Atmos

NBC has introduced that it’ll make content material from this yr’s Olympic Video games out there to carriers in 4K and HDR, nevertheless there’s one little catch: will probably be delayed by a day. In a setup that may appear acquainted to any early HDTV adopters that also cannot get Sony’s “we introduced chips… and salsa!” advert out of their heads 12 years later*, 4K UHD footage Opening and Closing Ceremonies, swimming, monitor and area, basketball, the lads’s soccer ultimate, and judo is coming residence on tape delay. What NBC is doing, is downconverting 8K, which Olympic Broadcasting Providers and Japan’s NHK are experimenting with, to 4K, and presenting it in HDR with Dolby Atmos encompass sound audio. Based on NBC Sports activities president Gary Zenkel, “The Olympics have been a constant driver of technological developments, and Rio might be no totally different.”

In fact, the one query left — for these correctly outfitted with a 4K TV set, is whether or not or not their supplier will truly make the content material obtainable from NBC. We’ve not acquired official confirmations but, however with DirecTV broadcasting stay 4K channels, and Dish pushing Extremely HD to its newest TV bins these look like good candidates proper off the bat. Multichannel Information factors out that Comcast has stated it’ll start distributing an HDR-prepared Xi5 field by July, and has plans for a 4K-prepared Xi6 set-prime.

The 2016 Rio Olympics will begin on August fifth, so you’ve got received till August sixth to get your house theater setup collectively — or discover a good friend who does.

*NBC broadcast the 2004 Olympics in HD on 24 hour tape delay, nevertheless due to a mixture-up, one Sony Wega advert performed repeatedly all week, incomes the ire of early excessive definition adopters who tuned in to the channel. It function a schlub named Todd, watching sports activities in excessive definition who appeared out his window to discover a mass of individuals asking to return up and be a part of him. The tag line was when the gang exclaimed “We introduced chips,” adopted by a single voice saying “…and salsa. It echoes in my nightmares to this present day.

Richard’s been tech obsessed since first laying palms on an Atari joystick. Now he scours the web for the newest information on HD screens and content material, solely taking an occasional break to look Twitter for brand spanking new Dreamcast 2 rumors.

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