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DirecTV- 4K trademarks

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by leier911, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. leier911

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  2. Sixto

    Sixto DIRECTV A-Team

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    It's certainly good that they're thinking about it. Especially with D14 on the way.
     
  3. dpeters11

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    I hope in a way it is a ways off. I'm not ready to replace my TV yet. But if it's anything like the move from SD to HD, it took a while to get much more than Discovery HD Theater.
     
  4. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Maybe when 4K hits, they will quit charging for HD :)
     
  5. JoeTheDragon

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    maybe by then SD will be on the way out with channels being to sd only feeds (no SD duplicates of HD channels) and the rest in MPEG 4 SD.
     
  6. Mike_TV

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    Maybe they should get full 1080p working first and not just via VOD?
     
  7. VARTV

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    I did contact DirecTV and got them to give me a $10/mo credit for the next 12 months for "HD Access."
     
  8. Scott Kocourek

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    I have 6 HD receivers and all of them do 1080P without any problems. What are you referring to?
     
  9. Hoosier205

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    He's probably talking about broadcast.
     
  10. dpeters11

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    I think he means the broadcast and cable channels going to 1080p, instead of 720p or 1080i.

    Hoosier beat me to it.
     
  11. damondlt

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    Nice Job Directv.
    Happy for you all that want this.

    I don't want this , Have no intrest in spending more money on Premium TV's or its programming.
     
  12. RAD

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    That's what folks said when HD first started to come out. There are still some folks around here that say they're happy with their R15 and SD, don't need no stinking HD channels.
     
  13. MysteryMan

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    With the nation's economy still in dire straits I just don't see 4K making as big a splash as HD did.
     
  14. Scott Kocourek

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    IF that is what he's referring to then I would like to ask what networks currently broadcast in 1080P. How is it the fault of DIRECTV if FOX is in 720P and not 1080P?
     
  15. damondlt

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    HD from SD is a big improvement.

    HD to 4K is not. You are never going to make a picture better then Live no matter how much resolution and contrast you drop in.
    The HD we have now on most sports looks like you are there live now.

    Not many people are going to invest the kind of money that one can Garentee ,Directv and TV manufacturers are going to charge for it.
    Thats all I can say.

    Maybe if Directv took our money and spent it on improving the HD we currently have and/or Don't have we wouldn't need Ultra.

    Most Networks now are in 720p or 1080i, You think they are going to run to 2160p? They aren't even 1080p yet.
     
  16. TheRatPatrol

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    I say focus on getting everything in HD first before worrying about 4k.
     
  17. damondlt

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    Agree:)
     
  18. RAD

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    Here's my take. DIRECTV wants to go after the higher end customer, aka has a higher ARPU. They're going to be able to get those customers if they can provide content that others don't offer. So when that person goes out and buys a new 4K set and they look around at the content providers and see that DIRECTV has some content which their local cable, telco and maybe Dish doesn't where do you think they're going to go with their money? I think that's the same reason DIRECTV launched their 3D channels before others. Yea, 3D hasn't been on fire but you can still see the occasional post over at Dish threads asking why Dish still doesn't have any 3D except for a couple PPV movies.

    And remember, if/when they add 4K channels it probably won't be until D14 goes operational, which isn't until a year from now, and allows for more HD channels also.
     
  19. harsh

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    The original PCMag article from March 2012 said that they were shooting for 2016. In DIRECTV speak that probably means 2018.

    Woe be upon those who will surely try to get their 4K content stuffed through an NTSC distribution setup.
     
  20. harsh

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    Didn't DIRECTV pour water on that fire with the retirement of n3D this week?
     

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