Sky Glass is a fearless endeavor to rethink the TV as a genuine do-it-all gadget. What’s more, it generally succeeds. Sky Glass is possibly the greatest insurgency in U.K. Television in years.
A 4K HDR TV with an underlying Dolby Atmos soundbar, not just offers the Sky TV experience without the requirement for a satellite dish or link box, yet in addition, presents another connection point that could change how you watch the TV.
To put it plainly, it vows to stir up the U.K. public’s survey propensities in the manner that Sky initially did when it was sent off as help in 1989 and afterward again when it presented Sky+ in 2001.
Obviously, encouraging a ton is a certain something – the central issue is whether Sky Glass really conveys with regards to picture and sound quality, and regardless of whether its streaming-based stage offers any benefit over a standard Sky Q arrangement.
In the wake of living with it for a very long time, I’m for the most part dazzled – however with a couple of admonitions. Discover what I like and don’t like with regards to it in my full Sky Glass survey.
Sky Glass Specs
- Screen size: 43in (tested), 55in, 65in
- Resolution: 4K (3840×2160)
- HDR: Yes (HDR 10, HLG, Dolby Vision)
- Refresh rate: 60Hz
- Ports: 3x HDMI 2.1 eArc, USB-C (power only), DTT DVB-T/T2, Ethernet
- Audio: 3x outwards-firing speakers, 2x upwards-firing speakers, 1x subwoofer, Dolby Atmos, 215W
- Smart TV software: Sky Glass UI
- Size: 43in: 96.25 x 63.69 x 21.1cm / 55in: 123.09 x 78.89 x 24.8cm / 65in: 144.98 x 91.20 x 28.8cm (with stand)
- Weight: 43in: 19kg / 55in: 28kg / 65in: 35kg (with stand)
Sky Glass Design
Sky Glass is a good-looking TV, however, don’t expect a skinny casing as seen on the best 4K TVs like the LG C1 or Sony A80J. All things considered, it’s a strongly square-shaped thing that resembles something of a return in 2022.
That is reasonable, given it needs to fit a Dolby Atmos soundbar with six speakers inside, however, the net impact is more utilitarian than fine art.
There’s an implicit divider mount, or it very well may be set up on the shrewd stand that makes it seem as though it’s decent on its base edge.
The edge is made from anodized aluminum and is accessible in five tones – Ceramic White, Dusty Pink, Ocean Blue, Racing Green, or Anthracite Black; the stand and speaker grille can likewise be redone to match your decision.
My test unit was the basic dark model, yet as per Fraser Stirling, Sky’s Group Chief Product Officer, the more vivid forms have demonstrated greatly well known.
How Sky Glass Work
Sky Glass is an entirely streaming-based experience that requires a little explanation. Essentially, it takes content from the cloud and serves it up on request – it’s not coming through a satellite dish or link.
Nonetheless, that side of things alone is inconceivably amazing; there’s basically no buffering or postponement in changing from BBC One to ITV, and you wouldn’t get it wasn’t coming from a Sky Q box.
The majority of the channels you’d ordinarily approach by means of a Sky dish are accessible, however, a couple is missing here; you’ll need to check Sky’s rundown in the event that one of your top choices is missing.
These stations are then joined in a bound together view with content from any real-time features you buy into, for example, Netflix and Disney Plus.
Sky Glass Picture Quality
On paper, Sky Glass checks the appropriate boxes: it’s a 10-cycle 4K Quantum Dot board with HDR 10, HLG and Dolby Vision, and ‘Smart Zonal Technology’ – however don’t anticipate that it should match the best TVs.
Sky Glass’ new UI is one of its large selling focuses, and subsequent to putting in a couple of months with it, I’m scared.
It makes a super showing of coordinating different applications and administrations, providing you with a substantially more brought together perspective on what’s accessible than most stages, including the ones I utilize more often than not, to be specific Roku and Samsung’s Tizen.
Sky Glass Audio
Ok indeed, sound – here’s one region where the Sky Glass equipment overtakes the opposition. The set has an underlying Dolby Atmos encompass sound framework comprising of three front aligned and two upwards-terminating speakers, in addition to a subwoofer.
Furthermore, it sounds incredible, with a weight that is absent from most TVs. Discourse is clear, mutilation is all around controlled at high volumes and the 360 encompass works effectively of occupying the room.
Sky Glass Stream Puck
For an additional £10/month you can add Sky’s Stream Puck and partake in the Sky Glass insight on any TV. This is both a benefit and hindrance for Sky’s endeavors to get Glass into individuals’ homes.
To start with, the up-sides: the case is smooth, though bigger than a Roku or Fire TV streaming box, and extremely simple to utilize.
Just plug it in, associate it through HDMI to your TV, and connect it to Wi-Fi or Ethernet. When setting up, you’ll get all of the Sky Glass benefits, for example, the cunning coordinated UI, yet on another screen – which is uplifting news assuming you currently own perhaps the best television. Further research can be done on Google.