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#821 OFFLINE   SomeRandomIdiot

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 02:16 PM

That experience would probably make them a bit gun shy about buying HEVC encoders too "early", and instead wait for the bugs to be shaken out.


Actually they thought the MPEG4 Encoders they had to replace in late 2011 systemwide were very mature - in life there are never any guarantees - just look at the HR34 which is still a POS 3 years after multiple firmware updates.

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#822 OFFLINE   jburns

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Posted Today, 11:12 AM

I need some advice.  I want to be able to stream Direc's 4k.   I have the HR34 hooked directly to a Samsung 2014 model 8550.  All the info I find is about RVU where your HR34 is connected to a non 4k ready TV and you're adding a 4K TV to the system in another room. Mine is much simpler.  I just want to be able to access the 4k content on the TV connected directly to the HR34.  My internet is plenty fast enough.  I must be missing something simple.  Any ideas?



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Posted Today, 11:20 AM

I must be missing something simple.

You're missing that DIRECTV doesn't currently offer what you're seeking. The ONLY way they currently deliver UHD content is through RVU. That means a satellite download to a Genie DVR.

If you want to do 4K Internet streaming, you'll need to add a provider that offers it. Your TV should be able to handle that without the Genie or a CCK connection to same.

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Posted Today, 11:32 AM

You're missing that DIRECTV doesn't currently offer what you're seeking. The ONLY way they currently deliver UHD content is through RVU. That means a satellite download to a Genie DVR. ...

 

To be clear, you need a Genie DVR connected to an "RVU enabled" 4K UHD TV is what's required for now at this early stage.


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Posted Today, 11:39 AM

You're missing that DIRECTV doesn't currently offer what you're seeking. The ONLY way they currently deliver UHD content is through RVU. That means a satellite download to a Genie DVR.

If you want to do 4K Internet streaming, you'll need to add a provider that offers it. Your TV should be able to handle that without the Genie or a CCK connection to same.

 

Got it. I assume if i have Direc come and do what they do to set it up, I could have it on my TV that is directly connected to the HR34.  Or am  I wrong about that as well.   I do have NetFlix so I'll settle for theirs for a while. I was just trying to broaden my options.

 

Thanks for taking the time to reply.  I appreciate it.


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Posted Today, 11:45 AM

I need some advice.  I want to be able to stream Direc's 4k.   I have the HR34 hooked directly to a Samsung 2014 model 8550.  All the info I find is about RVU where your HR34 is connected to a non 4k ready TV and you're adding a 4K TV to the system in another room. Mine is much simpler.  I just want to be able to access the 4k content on the TV connected directly to the HR34.  My internet is plenty fast enough.  I must be missing something simple.  Any ideas?

 

Got it. I assume if i have Direc come and do what they do to set it up, I could have it on my TV that is directly connected to the HR34.  Or am  I wrong about that as well.   I do have NetFlix so I'll settle for theirs for a while. I was just trying to broaden my options.

 

Thanks for taking the time to reply.  I appreciate it.

No, right now you cannot bring UHD onto your TV via HDMI. It must be an RVU setup. - though some might say that's directly connected....


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#827 OFFLINE   jburns

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Posted Today, 11:50 AM

To be clear, you need a Genie DVR connected to an "RVU enabled" 4K UHD TV is what's required for now at this early stage.

 

 My TV is a 2014, Samsung un65hu8550.  Supposed to be compatible from what I've read.







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