4k HDR on DirecTV. Saw it last night, and it's great!

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  1. Dec 15, 2017 #1 of 119
    wilbur_the_goose

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    The NHL Penguins/Golden Knights game on 106 last night was the first time I've seen my TV light up the HDR indicator from my DirecTV box, and boy, was it amazing.

    It was like being at an NHL game.

    I hope future sports programming also features HDR!
     
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    dtv757

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    Darn I missed it

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    MysteryMan

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    Agree, very impressive picture quality with that game last night. Things are looking up for 4K broadcasts.
     
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    Not a fan of either team, but watched some of the game last night because of the 4k and honestly, it looked fantastic. Might have been the best looking sports event I've ever watched. That's not hyperbole either. Great job.
     
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    When Kelly Sutherland (Referee - #11) came over to call a penalty, the orange on his jersey was as close to possible to the "in person" color I've ever seen. That bright orange can be a challenging color, but the 4K HDR telecast (and a pro calibrated OLED :) ) rendered it perfectly.

    Just beautiful. Well done, DirecTV!
     
  6. Dec 15, 2017 #6 of 119
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    I remember the first time I saw HD....It was a hockey game....Between the players on the benches scares, or the skuffed up boards behind them....4K really is something....no fad
     
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    je4755

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    My understanding is DirecTV’s HDR offerings only can be enjoyed via the C61k client. I have two Samsung 4k HDR sets but the interface between them and the C61k was replete with difficulties, including screens going black during trick plays. Consequently, both TVs now solely are linked to DirecTV via RVU. I nevertheless was thrilled to watch last night’s hockey game in 4k while hoping (but not anticipating) DirecTV ultimately will render HDR accessible on RVU-connected TVs.

    Meanwhile, I can view 4k HDR programs on multiple Roku channels, additional movies on a 4k Blu-ray Player and intend to purchase a 4k HDR computer system once the next generation of NVIDIA video cards – beyond the currently-available $3k Titan – appears, putatively some time during the first half of 2018.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2017 #8 of 119
    hancox

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    The HDR flag worked for me on my Samsung KS8000 via RVU - which TV / firmware do you have?
     
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    Need to be careful with and HDR test. I tried it on a non-HDR Samsung set, and it passed, even though I KNOW it's not HDR-capable.
     
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    compnurd

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    Which set?
     
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    seern

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    We have the Rose parade coming on HDR on 1 Jan.
     
  12. Dec 17, 2017 #12 of 119
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    Damn, really jealous of this. As A Fios subscriber I will not be getting this any time soon. Enjoy folks, I’ll be here on the sidelines.


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    someday you'll see UHD channel or two ;)
     
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    Don’t count fios out . They are actually beta testing 4K and have an agreement for 9 4K channels ... if he had cable I would say good luck or you should drop that POS... but Fios does have plans for 4K that’s all I will say

    I have seen fios 4K vod :)
     
  15. Dec 17, 2017 #15 of 119
    P Smith

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    [no one channel/provider have real 4K eg 4096x2160 video stream, it's only UHD 3840x2160, hence a cut 256x2160 - 1/8 less pixels, BTW]
     
  16. Dec 17, 2017 #16 of 119
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    I hope they release 4K Genie DVRs one day. That way, we don’t have to rely on Clients or RVU TVs


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    Steveknj and I WANT MORE like this.
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    studechip

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    Don't hold your breath.
     
  18. Dec 17, 2017 #18 of 119
    slice1900

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    I don't think cable will have any problems delivering 4K, at least in the larger providers that have or will convert to DOCSIS 3.1. The plan cable companies have had for several years is to carve out a small portion of that bandwidth to be used for delivering 4K channels via IP.

    The people who will be left out will be those with smaller cable providers, and probably people like me who have their own equipment (I own my own Tivo) as they are no longer bound by a decree to make everything available via cable card.

    Cable subscribers, and subscribers to cable-like services like FIOS will have a huge advantage over satellite subscribers if/when 4K locals appear. Satellite customers will never get them, cable subscribers will.
     
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    most cable co's can barelly do 35mbps upload . i dont see them getting 4k anytime soon beyond the Netflix thing they have on their stbs.

    also how will 4k locals leave D* with a disadvantage? wont it be transmitted the same way via sat up to a D* transponder. and how about national locals beyond local DMA's like NY/LA feeds those would need to be uplinked to D*

    cables network is trash. my friend has D* and cable in the same room and cable's channels are extremely bit starved. NBA and NFL are un-watchable . IMO its cable POS network that cannot handle 4k , why we dont have more 4k content now. cable cos QAM network is maxed out and over compressed already with all the HD channels/networks out now.

    cox comcast, charter and others are just now upgrading their network to D3.1 with 35 mbps up .. according to "cable labs" this tech came out in 2013.. its now almost 2018 so it will take them another 5 years to get full duplex equipment. FTTH is still a better solution.
     
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    Just because they are only offering 35mbps upload on docsis 3.1 doesn’t mean they can’t offer more. And not sure how uploading is related to 4K channels
     

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