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The V6 box also has something built-in that Sky cannot match through software alone: around the back is an HDMI 2.0 port with HDCP 2.2 copy protection support. That means that the V6 is capable of outputting 4K HDR (high dynamic range) video - the latter after a pending update. Sky Q is capable of presenting 4K images, but its HDMI 1.4 output cannot handle HDR - meaning it’ll never be HDR-capable without a hardware change.I didn’t. I don’t own a 4K TV but it’s good to know we’re well placed for an HDR future.
Overall Pocket Lint gives the V6 a positive review and concludes:
There is absolutely no doubt in our minds that if you are an existing Virgin Media TV customer you should upgrade to the V6 box...Read the full review here: Virgin TV V6 and here’s their review of the Sky Q system, too
The fact that the box works so well with an existing TiVo device to provide a multiroom solution should be considered too. It’s a great upgrade option for existing TV subscribers.