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Comcast-owned Sky announces Sky Glass, a TV that requires no satellite dish

The new Sky Glass TV promises to deliver the full Sky TV experience without a set-top box or satellite dish

Updated: Oct 7, 2021 11:06 am
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Comcast-owned Sky has announced Sky Glass, a TV that requires no Satellite dish. Sky has been the go-to premium channel provider in the UK for a while now. Over the course of their 31-year history, a cumbersome and long installation of a satellite dish into the side of your house has been required. Not any more.

The new TVs, known as Sky Glass, will come with the functionality of the classic sky set-top box as part of the TV itself. It also includes a Dobly Atmos soundbar built into the conspicuous chin. All you need is an internet connection and you’re good to go.

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Sky Glass TV Specs and Pricing

The all-inclusive TVs will come in 43”, 55”, and 65” sizes and an unusually varied amount of colorways, with pink, green, white, and blue available in addition to the obligatory black.

The display is a UHD Quantum dot panel with a resolution of 3840×2160 and is HDR 10 Compatible. In addition to the impressive picture specifications, It features a 3.1.2 speaker configuration courtesy of the built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar. That’s 3x outwards-firing speakers, 1x subwoofer, and 2x upwards-firing speakers.

In terms of connectivity, the TVs will feature 3x HDMI 2.1, an ethernet port, and a standard coaxial jack.

Pricing starts at £649 for the 43” model, with the price increasing to £849 and £1049 for the 55” and 65” models, respectively. This pricing places Sky Glass pretty competitively amongst other manufactures like Sony and LG. In addition to the upfront price, it’s also available on 24 or 48-month finance plans.

Sky Glass streaming service

The software is based on the Sky Q set-top box and will provide the entirety of Sky’s considerable viewing experience purely over the internet. A welcome modernization considering the relative ubiquity of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

The “Ultimate TV” package is sky’s base offering Netflix and the more basic Sky channels. Premium channels like Sky Sports and Sky Cinema will have an additional cost. Full pricing can be found on Sky’s website, in addition to some of the nitty-gritty details.

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