Ready for 4K Star Wars from Disney+?

Nov 22, 2019 | News

It is reported that it will be March 31st, 2020 before Disney+ can launch in the UK, most of the delay caused by the complexities of restructuring licensing agreements with Sky. When it does launch it arrives with an impressive catalog of content, not only from Disney but also Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic and Star Wars.

The entire Star Wars series, including the original trilogy, has also been remastered in 4K with Dolby Vision and Atmos support and will be available from launches. Which prompts one question for installers: Is the equipment being installed to distribute signals from the source going to be able to support this high-quality content?

There are a lot of 4K products on the market but if you are looking for state-of-the-art HDMI Matrix, Splitter, Switch or Extender you need to understand that 4K is just the number of pixels and does not cover the color resolution or sound quality. The key issue with any equipment in the distribution chain is what is the maximum transmission rate it can support?

The transmission (or baud) rate is a measure of how much data can be delivered down the pipe to your display and anything less than 18GBps will not support HDMI V2.0, HDR or Star Wars from Disney + without degrading it to a lower standard.

Labgear have a range of 18GBps Matrixes, Switches, Splitters and Extenders ready for state-of-the-art content to be delivered to the latest TV displays. Check our website or talk to your local stockist.