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

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  1. Dec 20, 2017 #41 of 119
    dtv757

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    Yes thanks for clarifying that

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  2. Dec 20, 2017 #42 of 119
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    Flash back a year and we were arguing (rather viciously) about 4K being a fad like 3D. Glad to see folks coming aboard.

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  3. Dec 20, 2017 #43 of 119
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    Glad to hear it looks so great and I am waiting to see it myself since I have a Samsung UHD TV which will not show it due to their needing to update the firmware of the set and so far they have not done it.
     
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    Get a C61. :)
     
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    That doesn’t solve the issue if the TV needs HLG support
     
  6. Dec 21, 2017 #46 of 119
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    better, if it will be c61K, if want the UHD picture
     
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    DOH! I totally misunderstood his post!
     
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  8. Dec 21, 2017 #48 of 119
    P Smith

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    The "HLG" mark showing by some UHD TV is like red herring !
     
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    Which model Samsung do you have?

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  10. Dec 21, 2017 #50 of 119
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    First I am running through a C61K and the set is a UN65js8500f. This issue has been discussed over on Edgecutter and basically we with these Samsung sets are up the creek until they issue a firmware update. Both Samsung and Direct are aware of this issue.
     
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    I've got the same set and it's been enough to drive me crazy at times. My problems have all been caused by the incompatibility of the Sammy and my Sony AVR. The 8500 doesn't want to play nice with the AVR. I've had audio issues and HDMI issues. Got a good picture tho. I have few issues with my KS 8000 set. Only a year apart and so much difference...

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  12. Dec 21, 2017 #52 of 119
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    MU9000 with update 1151 auto detects HDR now, although it no longer lists HDR in the picture profile settings, only BT.1886 (?) and HLG. And I'm not sure if it's actually detecting HDR since it turns on whenever there's 4K content.
     
  13. Dec 21, 2017 #53 of 119
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    If my understanding is correct – and it often is not – to receive DirecTV’s 4k HDR programming requires both a TV set that can process the HLG format and an active C61k client. The TV in my “man cave” is a 2015 Samsung JS 8500; my wife is the principal user of our 2016 Samsung KS 9500. Both sets experienced major difficulties with the C61k, including (as noted in earlier posts) recurrent black screens during trick plays. Consequently, they now employ an RVU connection.

    So currently I am contemplating – with considerable hesitation, give the associated cost – buying an LG OLED TV since multiple 2017 models evidently have Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG playback capabilities.

    I may wait to see what LG is offering in 2018 if previewed at next month’s CES, which presumably would translate into a purchase availability during the Spring (some very interesting 4k HDR computer monitors already have been announced).

    But there remain several imponderables, at least for me.

    · Have many owners of LG televisions also experienced irksome problems with the C61k?

    · Is it indeed the case a C61k interface is necessary to enjoy 4k HDR showings?

    · If so, what are the prospects DirecTV ultimately will support 4k HDR via RVU? In this regard (assuming I am accessing the correct page on DirecTV’s website), no 2017 LG set has been designated DirecTV 4k Ready, unlike myriad Samsung and Sony products as well as several 2016 LGs.
     
  14. Dec 22, 2017 #54 of 119
    P Smith

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    it's like asking different people - what you see in your crystal ball ? IMO, each one see own future of things :)
     
  15. Dec 22, 2017 #55 of 119
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    It's at least worth trying RVU on the KS9500. This eliminates the C61K, and HDR should work.
     
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    I initially tried using RVU with my 8500 and though the picture worked fine, the sound, using the loop back to my AVR, was spotty and distorted at times, and using HDMI cable that supported this. This is why I went with the 61K.
     
  17. Dec 22, 2017 #57 of 119
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    Totally understand, but only trying to eliminate the video variable.

    Does your TV output on optical too? It may work better than ARC...
     
  18. Dec 22, 2017 #58 of 119
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    For your sound problem, try running an Optical cable or Digital coax directly from the C61k to the AVR. This bypasses the HDMI possible problem.
    I have also read several times that the ARC and HDMI Control set to ON is causing problems. You might want to turn HDMI Control to OFF in the C61k.
     
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    Samsung TVs have so many little glitches...it's annoying at times, but the PQ is worth minor annoyances.

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  20. Dec 22, 2017 #60 of 119
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    I am a little confused with all this. If I do the colour check from the C61K it tells me my set supports HRD, yet when D* broadcasts an HRD show I get no light. Thing is I have no idea where that light would be, the only one I have ever seen is the standby red light when the set is off.
     

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