4K Programming

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  1. WilsonFlyer

    WilsonFlyer Godfather

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    Very simply, what is the easiest and most efficient method for searching for all available UHD/4K content?

    Thanks,
    -bob
     
  2. bluemoon737

    bluemoon737 Godfather

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    For DirecTV channel 1102 lists all currently available 4k content.
     
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  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Keep in mind that channel 1102 only becomes visible once you have a 4K RVU TV activated on your account
     
  4. bluemoon737

    bluemoon737 Godfather

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    Good point! Had forgotten that since my 4k TV has been connected for months.
     
  5. toobs

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    If you don't have RYU TV, it does you no good until Directv comes out with a 4k Genie.
     
  6. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Well one could surmise that you could watch those movies in a down-scaled fashion.....
     
  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Wouldn't that be from a separate file listed elsewhere in the guide?
     
  8. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Sure but the possibility is still there... If they were visible, thus "surmise" just in case

    surmise
    verb |sərˈmīz| [ no obj., usu. with clause ]
    suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it
     
  9. SomeRandomIdiot

    SomeRandomIdiot Godfather

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    Supposedly a C61 client will solve that issue.
     
  10. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Which puts you in the same place as a 4K genie, neither is available now
     
  11. twizt3dkitty

    twizt3dkitty New Member

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    Word on the street is the c61k will launch by the end of the year
     
  12. Grafixguy

    Grafixguy Godfather

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    When/if it does, there will need to be more than just $15 PPV movies.
     
  13. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    right on!


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  14. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Like HD, there will be bootstrapping on 4k-UHD (man, that just doesn't roll off the keyboard, does it?) There will be a few TVs, a bit of content, a disk player, a set top box, more content, more TVs, more set top boxes, a few more players, yet more content, etc. This will build until someday we'll see more content in 4k than we see in HD. It will take years. (It already has, actually.)

    Then will come 8k and 8k-UHD (aka UHD-2, the second or third dumbest marketing name I've ever seen.) :)

    And remember the pricing model of high tech toys--incredibly high prices for initial generations, with prices falling with each generation. $15/PPV will migrate to $40 PPV--for MMA. :) And movies will drop down to a more reasonable $7. Eventually I hope we see PPV drop to $2-3 for HD, and $5 for UHD. At $4 for PPV, redbox is close enough to consider instead. :)

    Peace,
    Tom
     
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  15. codespy

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    My crystal ball says it will be a C61K-700.
     
  16. thyname

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    So how exactly 4K works with current DTV setups? My understanding is that the 4K capable tv cannot be connected to the HR44. Can it be connected to a Wireless Genie Mini? Only Samsung TVs are compatible with DTV? Any Samsung 4k?

    I believe that only PPV movies are available with the service, but what is the upgrade path with current equipment for when 4K broadcast is available? My guess is None, and new Equipment will be required...
     
  17. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Currently to get 4K WITH DirecTV, you need a Genie plus a Samsung 2015 Smart TV that is 4K and DIRECTV® ready. None of the DIRECTV® Genies and clients being used currently can support 4K via HDMI. RVU via a Samsung TV client must be used.

    Content available in 4K as of this writing is only PPV
     
  18. knoxbh

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    I have a question re Samsung RVU TV (which I have). I have the following equipment:


    HR44 (5 tuners) in Family Rm
    HR24 (2 tuners) in Kitchen
    HR24 (2 tuners) in MasterBedrm
    HR24 (2 tuners) in Florida Rm
    HR24 (2 tuners) in 1st Guest Rm
    H24 (1 tuner) in 2nd Guest Rm
    H24 (1 tuner) in MasterBathRm

    Can I connect my Samsung to the system without having to give up one of the other boxes? Am using a SWM16 in the current seup.

    Could give up the H24 in the 2nd Guest Room if I had to but prefer not to.


    Thanks.
     
  19. mexican-bum

    mexican-bum "Jack Of All Trades, Master Of Some"

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    I assume you mean connect the samsung via RVU, and yes that doesn't take an additional tuner, it will take one from the genie during live TV.
     
  20. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Note however that it will cost you an extra $6.50/month to enable your RVU TV, same as Directv charges for any other receiver. Unless this TV is a new addition having it connected twice via HDMI to a DVR and also RVU is wasteful since you can watch it only one way at a time.
     

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