4K update Technical Info

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

  1. May 5, 2016 #201 of 219
    jamieh1

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    Ive got Hr23 and a 4k tv. My other recievers are Hr23 also. Can i just upgrade my main thats on my 4k tv without them having to change my other recvrs?
     
  2. May 5, 2016 #202 of 219
    P Smith

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    just call CSR - each one has individual account status and history

    common ideas you can read in many 4k threads, like hr54/C61k thread
     
  3. May 5, 2016 #203 of 219
    Bill Broderick

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    You'll need to replace two of the HR23's. One will be replaced by an HR54 Genie and should be located in a non-4K TV room and the one in the room with the 4K TV will need to be replaced by a C61K. If you have an RVU TV, you won't need to get the C61. But, you will be charged the same monthly fee as if you had installed the C61.
     
  4. May 6, 2016 #204 of 219
    peds48

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    getting a C61k will automatically net you an HR54. Wether that is free or not, that is up to DirecTV.
     
  5. May 6, 2016 #205 of 219
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    No go. They would not back off the price at all. I've gone back to my previous package.
     
  6. May 7, 2016 #206 of 219
    P Smith

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    phew ... :)

    now can get back to the topic: 4k TECHNICAL info
     
  7. Bill Broderick

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    Peds made the correct point. You shouldn't be calling to get an HR54. After going to Premier, you should be calling to get a C61K, which will likely cost you $99. The installation of the 4K client will dictate that they will automatically upgrade your Genie to an HR54.
     
  8. SamS

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    I'm getting my DIRECTV installed next week, and getting a couple of the 4K C61K boxes and HR54.

    I know I need a Slimline -3DR or -5DR for linear 4K programming. But I do I verify or request that's the type of dish I'm getting. Actually I'm not so concerned with the request, I just want to make sure when I see the dish that's being installed, it's the proper one. I can't find any pictures that show a -5DR vs. something else.
     
  9. P Smith

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    the picture of 5DR been posted here a couple times
    you DON'T need Reverse Band DLNB now - no one active RB tpn does carry a channel nor 4k channel
    it's a future of [perhaps 4K] transmission
     
  10. James Long

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    If DIRECTV is installing a HR54 and C61K they will install the correct LNB for the future. It is part of their installation rules.
     
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  11. SamS

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    Thanks. I'll report back how it goes.
     
  12. kpkingdon

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    Moving from a location that has an HR44 and C61 with a single 4K TV to a location with 2 4K TVs, one of which is RVU capable. Am I correct that the HR54 will allow the 4K RVU capable Sony display the live 4K content and should be installed in that location? Then the C61 will be feeding the non RVU Vizio 4K and 4K content that has been recorded on the HR54 will be available on that display?

    Other HR24s in the system can still access any non 4K content recorded on the HR54 as well content on the other HR24s, correct?

    As usual, DBS Talk forum is way more helpful than anything on DirecTV site or CSR that wrote up the moving order.

    kp49
     
  13. peds48

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    The HR54 shouldn't be installed on any 4K Tvs in your case as the HR54 can't display 4K via HDMI. You can access 4K and regular programming using the RVU on that tv which does not requires a box. On the non RVU 4K TV, you can use the C61K. Keep in mind that there is a current limo of one 4k stream per genie at the same time. All other receivers including DVRs can access the play list of genie and vice versa.


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  14. kpkingdon

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    So even though you need the HR54 to access the "live" 4k content a C61 client or an RVU enabled 4k display is doing the decoding?
     
  15. peds48

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    yes.


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  17. James Long

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    Every thread does not need to be derailed by useless speculation. When there is a next receiver you will get all the details.
     
  18. CraigerM

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    Sorry about that. You can delete my last post on that.
     
  19. P Smith

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    H.265 decompression [HEVC] done by C61k.
    Only.
    For DTV.
    For now.
     

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