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4K Movies?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by reubenray, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. reubenray

    reubenray Godfather

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    Will Directv or do they already have any 4K movies to watch? I am thinking of swapping my HR44 for a HR54 to utilize my 4K TV. I know there are limited 4K programming now which is mostly sports. Unless it happens to be football being I don't watch any other sports.
     
  2. WestDC

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    Yes they offer 4k PPV movies one channel dedicatated to them and one channel for sports -golf-baseball -basketball (no) 4k football yet and one general channel all 4K
     
  3. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    There was one college football game shown a week in 4K last season - the nationally televised one on FS1.
     
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  4. reubenray

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    Whew - at $11 per movie I don't think I will be watching many. My wife and myself can watch a movie at a theater for about the same cost.
     
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  5. MysteryMan

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    While the $10.99 rent fee may seem high keep in mind they're usually 2 day rentals. That gives you time for multiple viewings if you choose to do so.
     
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  6. dtv757

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    Lots of fox sports coverage is available in 4k

    Some from .MLB network

    DirecTV seams 2 have the most 4k from any TV provider in the USA


    (Some cable co s [optimum/comcast ] have the international sporting events in 4k but those are 1 offs like winter Olympics, world cup . )

    Almost every week DirecTV has some kind of live 4k sports event

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  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Not where I live. Where can one find adult admission in the evening for $5.50??
     
  8. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Where did he say he and his wife could go to a movie in the evening for $11 total? If you are retired or have a flexible schedule, matinees are a better option both price-wise and 'number of annoying other people in the theater' wise...
     
  9. reubenray

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    This is exactly what we have and we are retired. But it would have been convenient to sit at home to watch a movie where I could pause it to get a beer or popcorn or to unload the beer without missing some of the movie.

    Also are these movies coming in through the dish or internet? My internet speed would most likely not work with 4K. This is why I have not done the Netflix route. I have watched a 4K documentary on Amazon and it worked most of the time.
     
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  10. richall01

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    You can also buy some 4k movies. And watch whenever you want.
     
  11. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    What is your internet speed? A steady stream of 20-25 Mbps is sufficient for 4K.
     
  12. trh

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    We have two theaters within 3-4 miles that have $5 Tuesdays for movies. Every showing. Imax not included. Concessions heavily discounted also.

    First couple of months it was great. Drove past one of the theaters last week and the parking lot was fuller than it is on a Friday night. (I find watching a movie in a packed theater to be less than enjoyable.)
     
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  13. reubenray

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    On a good day I only get 10 to 15 Mbps.

    Another plus for me for watching something at home is I wear hearing aids and I have a setup that inputs the audio straight into my hearing aids.
     
  14. dcowboy7

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    Waiting for 8k. :p
     
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  15. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    He didn't. It was my question and I wanted to exclude daytime or other special pricing.
     
  16. inkahauts

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    Try movie pass or amc a list...
     
  17. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    Not so sure that is going to work.

    MoviePass Blocking Subscribers from ‘Mission: Impossible - Fallout’ Showings

    And MoviePass Ran Out Of Money, Couldn't Afford To Buy Tickets For Its Users | HuffPost

    The movie theater ticket app MoviePass suffered an outage Thursday when its parent company couldn’t afford to pay for its customers’ tickets, CNN reported.

    That parent company, Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc., never paid the contractors who process their customers’ payments, so the contractors stopped processing them, leaving MoviePass customers unable to purchase tickets.
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    some are push-VOD DL-ed from sats, some - from Internet
     
  19. inkahauts

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    Yeah there’s an issue with some theaters I believe and the info for movie pass. There’s a couple that showed Freud out for me but others that don’t. Two different chains.

    But a list from amc would work too. That’s a great deal if you have a imax or Dolby screen at your local amc...
     
  20. mjwagner

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    If you have sufficient Internet bandwidth (I know that unfortunately that is a big issue for some) their are plenty of ways to stream 4k HDR movies. As one example, VUDU has lots of 4k HDR movies, latest releases too, for $5.99. Not sure why DirecTV is charging $10.99...except maybe because they can...:cool:
     

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