4K update Technical Info

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by DIRECTV_Tech, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. P Smith

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    no dice to use previous models then hr44 for 4k any kind
     
  2. RunnerFL

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    None of the HR2X DVR's can handle 4k nor will they ever be able to.

    The HR34 cannot record or output 4k.

    The HR44 can record 4k but not output 4k.

    The HR54 can record 4k and output 4k indirectly if paired with a C61k client or 4k RVU client.
     
  3. inkahauts

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    For all intents and purposes today forward you need a hr54 and either a c61k or an rvu tv that is compatible for 4K and nothing else will work fully. Therefore don't bother with anything else if you are pondering upgrading. DIRECTV sure won't.
     
  4. May 1, 2016 #184 of 219
    bobnielsen

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    You need a HR54 to get 4K via RVU. That DVR can also be used with your non-4K TV via the HDMI port. The C61K client could be used for 4K instead of RVU.
     
  5. May 1, 2016 #185 of 219
    HDJulie

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    I'm not eligible for another upgrade until next year so I'm thinking about getting just the 4K Mini in the meantime. Paired with the HR44, that would allow me to watch & record scripted (non-live) 4K content, correct?
     
  6. May 1, 2016 #186 of 219
    P Smith

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    correct
     
  7. May 1, 2016 #187 of 219
    veryoldschool

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    I think the answer is watch VOD 4K, but not be able to record non VOD 4K.
     
  8. May 1, 2016 #188 of 219
    HDJulie

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    So, if a program is in 4K I would have to watch it when it airs, I could not record it to watch later. And, to get the content in the first place, I have to have at least the Ultimate package?
     
  9. May 1, 2016 #189 of 219
    P Smith

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    if your goal _watch_ 4K channels, make a call, order hr54 and c61k
     
  10. May 1, 2016 #190 of 219
    HDJulie

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    My goal is to not have to spend $400+ to get 4K :). Was thinking I could use the 4K mini to get by but I think I'm just going to wait until next year when I can get it all for free.
     
  11. May 1, 2016 #191 of 219
    compnurd

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    I have a C61. But I am holding out on live until the hr54 gets replaced. It is not worth it to me to spend 300 and a 2 year commitment for basically the same box I have now(hr44). Now if they were selling the HR54 without the 2 year to get people on 4K. I would spend the 300 since my hr44 acts as a gateway now in my basement I am hoping in the fall we see something with more tuners and better hardware
     
  12. May 1, 2016 #192 of 219
    inkahauts

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    If you have the right package and say you want to have 4K they might swap that genie for free and only charge the client. I'd ask for sure. I think they won't charge you.
     
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    HDJulie

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    If they would do that much, I would take it. I'll give it a shot later in the week.
     
  14. May 3, 2016 #194 of 219
    compnurd

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    Let me know how it goes
     
  15. May 3, 2016 #195 of 219
    CraigerM

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    Depending on how they go with the next server I wonder about keeping the tuner based equipment until they go out. I would also only do that if the tuner based equipment gets an all new guide and its the same one on the next server. Then I would just let the 4k TV upconvert it since their probably wont be any 4k network and cable programing for a long time. If the new server only gets the new guide and the old equipment doesn't then I might think about getting it.
     
  16. May 3, 2016 #196 of 219
    lwilli201

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    You will have to have a 4K TV when the tech shows up for the install. No 4k TV, no install.
     
  17. May 4, 2016 #197 of 219
    HDJulie

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    I have a 4K TV already.
     
  18. May 4, 2016 #198 of 219
    inkahauts

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    That was a given considering she already has one. ;)
     
  19. May 4, 2016 #199 of 219
    Bill Broderick

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    That's what I'd do. I'm not "entitled" to any free upgrades. Yes, I just received an email.from DirecTV, last week, offering a free 4K upgrade.
     
  20. May 5, 2016 #200 of 219
    HDJulie

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    I updated our package to Ultimate. Tomorrow I'll try calling in to see if I can get the genie replaced for free
     

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