That press release says the launch is coming on Wednesday May 27 with support for newer Sky Q 1TB UHD and 2TB boxes. Unfortunately, the company says 8216;some of our older Sky Q boxes do not support HDR.’
Those incompatible boxes appear to be the version one Sky Q devices, without external power supplies won8217;t be compatible with the HDR roll-out. All 2TB boxes should be compatible, the report says. The company is telling users they can upgrade to a Sky Q box if they don8217;t have a current UHD description, but will not be upgrading current Sky Q boxes to those compatible with HDR.
Here8217;s the information from the leaked press release: 8220;If a customer’s box doesn’t support UHD, follow the normal process to upgrade the customer to a UHD subscription. As part of this upgrade the customer will then receive an HDR compatible box. If a customer has an old UHD box that doesn’t support HDR, we’re not currently able to upgrade it to a newer HDR-compatible model. We’ll look to support this as we introduce more great HDR content on Q.8221;
The long-awaited rollout isn8217;t going to mean a flood of immediately-available HDR content. There8217;ll be a trio of nature programmes available on demand, to coincide with the new Sky Nature Channel: Gangs Of Lemur Island, Pridelands: Wilderness Reborn, and Malawi Wildlife Rescue.