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If you have a newish telly, you could be one of the first to experience BBC iPlayer in 4K. The Beeb has released what it describes as some "experimental footage" from 'Planet Earth II' in the Ultra HD resolution (aka 4K, aka four times as sharp as Full High Definition).

Sadly, the footage is only four minutes long, and it's only available to view on a handful of recent Panasonic sets. The clip sees a frog in a jungle and a jaguar stalking its prey. Basically, nature porn, which is what you'd expect from 'Planet Earth II'.

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The footage is available until early next year. According to the BBC, it's an "early but important step" towards offering 4K content through its online catch-up and on-demand service.

And what better programme to showcase the format? We've previously reported that 'Planet Earth II' was filmed in 4K, so it seems a shame not to release the footage through whichever channels the BBC has available.

The compatible TVs are: Panasonic CX680 series, CX700 series, CR730 series, CX800 series, CR852 series, CZ950 series, DX902 series, DR852 series, DX802 series, DX750 series, DX720 series, DX700 series, DX680 series and DX650 series.

So if you recently bought a new Panasonic telly, check the model number and see if you're eligible to watch.

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