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#1 OFFLINE   leier911

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

I just love this one. 4K-NET. Dire......4k. How many can they think of. Sadly, this may be awhile off, but they are getting ready for some 'copyrights' ha ha

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#2 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

It's certainly good that they're thinking about it. Especially with D14 on the way.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

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.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

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

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:32 PM

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


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.
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#6 OFFLINE   Mike_TV

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:59 AM

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

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:55 AM

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

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

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:09 AM

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


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

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:12 AM

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


He's probably talking about broadcast.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:13 AM

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

Hoosier beat me to it.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:17 AM

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.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:46 AM

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.


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.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:50 AM

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

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:58 AM

He's probably talking about broadcast.


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

Hoosier beat me to it.


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?

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:00 AM

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.


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.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

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

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:42 AM

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

Agree:)

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:06 AM

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.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:40 AM

Sadly, this may be awhile off, but they are getting ready for some 'copyrights' ha ha

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.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

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.

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

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:43 AM

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


Or did Panasonic pull the plug since they were the sponsor of the channel?

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

Or did Panasonic pull the plug since they were the sponsor of the channel?

Either way someone saw it wasn't pulling in the customers to justifiy the cost.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

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?


I know dtv does alot of ppv broadcast in 1080p, but if more stations broadcast in 1080p would dtv have a capacity issue, or is plenty of extra bandwidth available?

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

I know dtv does alot of ppv broadcast in 1080p, but if more stations broadcast in 1080p would dtv have a capacity issue, or is plenty of extra bandwidth available?


DIRECTV receivers are capable of 1080P/24fps. I'm not sure that it would take any more bandwidth than 1080i/60fps or 720P/60.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

This just guarantees that the industry won't call it 4K. Ultra must have been taken already :nono2:. Wonder if I can tm "4" ;).

One would think they have a lot more important things to spend time & $ on.




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