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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dtvuzr, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. Rich

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    Yup, an upgrade will trigger a new comittment. Nothing you can do about that. Good argument tho, I agree.

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  2. Rich

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    Yes, you get a new 4K set and it will definitely upscale the D* picture. Won't be as good as what you see on streaming sites but it will be better. No, a 54 by itself won't give you a better picture than what you get on your 44. With the 54 you need a C61K. The 54 can't feed 4K content directly to your TV set, you need the C61K for that. For 4K, I mean. And you know D* doesn't have enough 4K at the moment. You could get the 54/C61K or the 17 with a 4K setup and you will be set for the future...if that ever happens.

    Simply put, use the 44 for the time being and enjoy the upscaled PQ, that is what we do. And stream 4K content, 1080p looks great upscaled.

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  3. MysteryMan

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    Having the Protection Plan makes you eligible for a free upgrade every two years and triggers a new commitment. However, if you upgrade within that commitment it triggers another commitment. Example: You upgrade from a HR24 to a HR54 with the Protection Plan a two year commitment is triggered. Six months later you decide to add 4K and get a C61K-700 added to your HR54 another commitment is triggered at the time you added the C61K-700). The HR24 and HR54 output HDMI in 1.4. The signal your TV gets is the same from both units. The C61K-700 outputs HDMI in 2.0 (needed for 4K). Your TV's processor will determine how well the picture will look. High end and high end mid level TVs have the best processors.
     
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  4. Lord Vader

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    I was fortunate to have upgraded receivers more than once in the last 18 months. Each time I specifically told DirecTV that I didn't want to begin a new 24-month commitment. I threw my weight around using a few tactics that were legal, legitimate, and convincing. I won't go into all the details here and now, except to say that among other things, I reminded them that I've been a customer of theirs for almost 25 years, have 12+ HD DVRs in my house, and a secondary, separate account in another state (for when I travel between the two abodes). If they don't want me to cancel both, they better back off. It took an upper management person to OK this, but my account is flagged for no automatic 24-month renewal. Each time I was able to get from them a guarantee that I wouldn't be recommitted to a new 24-month commitment, and so far, they've lived up to their end of the promise.
     
  5. TheRatPatrol

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    Let us know how it goes if you buy a receiver and try activating it through D* yourself. I’ve heard different stories that you can’t buy, install and activate your own equipment anymore.
     
  6. Lord Vader

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    I did it with an HR24 just last week. An old HR22 crapped out on me, so I replaced it with an HR24 I got from Solid Signal. It was delivered, I unboxed it, called DirecTV, and voila! They activated it.
     
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    Thats good to hear.
     
  8. codespy

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    I have the basic PP plan, and had it for several years. I’ve had the HR54 and C61k for years also, along with all my DT-HDDVR’s. I have no more upgrades available as technically I have all of the latest equipment. So in that regard, the free upgrades on PP are kind of a waste for me, unless something else could get me out some
     
  9. Rich

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    I keep paying for the lowest tier of the plan. I had the highest tier for a couple years didn't get much for what I paid. I've always had the PP, don't see a point to stop.

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  10. codespy

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    I have the lowest tier plan too, never went with a higher tier. I have several owned boxes, so I won’t drop PP anytime soon.
     
  11. Rich

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    Yeah, that's the main reason I keep the lower tier. I still want to see them change their stance on owned HRs. Still trying to find a way to do this.

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  12. eletric chicken

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    the 1080P looks amazing upscaled!!!
     
  13. Rich

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    Yup. So good you might have a problem telling actual 4K from 1080p upscaled. I do.

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  14. eletric chicken

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    i can't tell the difference from DTV'S upscaled HD vs there 4k!!! and it looks awsome on my 292 inch screen;)
     
  15. P Smith

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    Some of us wearing glasses and have not a perfect 20/20 vision … not telling about color sensitivity and selectivity. Duh !
     
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  16. Rich

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    Keep watching, you'll begin to see the difference in resolutions. This isn't like going from SD to HD, that was a huge leap. This is more subtle. The difference in a 4K program and a 1080p upscaled program can be rather difficult to see at first. But, you're right, the upscaling on these sets is awesome.

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  17. Athlon646464

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    That's over 24 feet. Your neighbors must love watching with you from their house! What's the max resolution of your projector?
     
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  19. eletric chicken

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    the max resolution is 8k. i have a dedicated media room so the neighbors can't watch
     
  20. P Smith

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    Hmmm... what is a model of the projector ?
     

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