After new 4k installation

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  1. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Correct, a subscription to Ultimate or Premier is required.
     
  2. peds48

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    To answer your question, because the H24 is not a 4K receiver. You need the tidy equipment in order to get 4K. See mystery man response for those requirements


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  3. slice1900

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    I thought that requirement was going away soon?
     
  4. twiseguy

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    I have Choice Extra Classic (been with Direct for over 10 years), and 3 H24 receivers.
    The TV is a 55" 4K Samsung Smart Hub. Don`t recall the model #. Got it at Costco last month.
     
  5. inkahauts

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    Well then for you the logical setup would be one genie hr54 one regular client and then use RVU for the new 4K tv. Your bill would go up the price or DVR fee which is $15 a month I think on your account. not positive. May be a little less.

    As for the package you might wait a little while as there is a rumor the package require for 4K is changing.
     
  6. trh

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    Plus MRV fee of $3/month.....
     
  7. inkahauts

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    No, not if it goes up by 15, there would not be a 3 mrv fee. If he is on an old enough package, itd be 13 and have a line for dvr and a line for mrv...
     
  8. trh

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    He said he has been with DIRECTV for 10 years.
     
  9. inkahauts

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    If he's never canceled and restarted or anything like that then it'll be a total of 13. Not 15. Win for him. Either way it's not 15 plus 3.
     
  10. twiseguy

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    Thanks for the info. Will wait to see if programming requirement changes.
    Already know my package goes up another $6 (+RSN) for next year.
    So maybe the requirements will change a little.

    As per usual, when I have questions about DIRECTV, I find the answers here.
    Much appreciated.
     
  11. dod1450

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    What kind of rumors are you hearing?
     
  12. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    It's being suggested the package requirement may go away. I hope it does myself.
     
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  13. HDJulie

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    The package requirement did go away. We are on Choice Xtra Plus or some such but we are NOT on Ultimate or Premium & we had the 4K install on Wednesday. The site now shows that any package Select & above is eligible for 4K.
     
  14. Ed Campbell

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    Just got confirmation from a CSR on eligibility Select and up. Says they only get software content upgrades monthly so he had to ask higher up the food chain for confirmation.

    Haven't been around for a spell. Been working at reducing video expenses. BUT - considering Comcrap went by the boards when I realized they're downscaling everything HD to 720p. As it is I watch faves on AppleTV at 1080p instead of 1080i whenever possible. Been getting occasional 4K from Amazon Prime video along the way. AND - latest 2-year D* contract expired yesterday.

    Been onboard longer than their current database. Over 20 years. So, I think I may be able to go from HR44 > HR54 and maybe squeeze the C61 as well. Time for my usual worry about "everything" I have grandfathered in.

    We needed to add D* svce to the guesthouse abt 10 years ago. At the time it wasn't easy or practical for the installer to run coax under a couple sidewalks 50 ft or so around to the back of our wee guesthouse. Next best solution was simply to install a dish on that roof. Never been charged as a 2nd system - just addl DVR on our system bill. Even now, though we have decent wifi svce for my father-in-law when he's here, experiments with whole home, etc. never solid enough. But, that hasn't mattered anyway with the separate dish.

    If I pop for 4K, I'd rather return his HR24 to the barn and have my HR44 moved over to the guesthouse. He'd love all the extra tuners. I know this all works OK for hardware. Do we still face AT&T flavors of "we don't do that" for having 2 Genies on the bill?
     
  15. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    You still can't have two Genies on one account. If you get an HR54 you'll have to turn in your HR44.
     
  16. twiseguy

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    The site now shows that any package Select & above is eligible for 4K.[/QUOTE]

    Makes sense since the 4K programming comes from Networks available on lower packages (NBCSports, etc.)
     

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