Bought some 4k Samsungs

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by keithw1975, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. keithw1975

    keithw1975 Legend

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    We just installed two SUHD Samsung sets. We currently have them hooked up to HR24s, but we have the 44 Genie in the living room. Is this the recommended setup, or should I be using the Genie to hook directly into the 4k sets, bypassing the HR24s?

    I haven't kept up on Directv and 4k.
     
  2. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't matter, Directv's currently released hardware is incapable of outputting 4K via HDMI.
     
  3. west99999

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    Don't think you answered the question really. If they want 4k they should be using the Genie as a server and hook the tvs up as clients. They will then be able to access 4k programming.
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    You would have to get rid of an otherwise good working HR24 and use an RVU TV client instead. Not a good move IMO, specially considering the only content in 4K ATM is overpriced PPV
     
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  5. Rob

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    Cool, I plan on getting 4K televisions around 2025. I am pretty happy with 1080 and 720 etc. as of now.
     
  6. peds48

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    That is a bit of a stretch....2024 should be about right...... :rotfl:
     
  7. yosoyellobo

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    At what point do the people who brought 4K TV at Best Buy burn it down when they realize that 4K content will not be available for some time.
     
  8. slice1900

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    They'll burn it down when they realize the 4K TV they bought prior to last fall (or even more recently) doesn't support HDCP 2.2 and will never work with 4K content via an HDMI connection.
     
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    Gentlemen, the usual suspects have shown up. 4K is here and those who have them are experiencing a better picture now via better electronic innards and improved displays.

    And only 256 people in the next decade will defer 4K solely because they think 8K is around the corner.
     
  12. James Long

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    Better picture but not 4K for most viewing. It is like having a HDTV in 2003 ... although more content will be here a lot quicker than the years people had to wait for HD content to become commonly available and not a few cable channels or a few hours per day.
     
  13. Laxguy

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    Urban dwellers, of which I am not one currently, have a bit of choice- Netflix and Youtube in addition to the paltry other choices.

    But change is inevitable. I'll get a 4K when there's enough content for my area, or when my Sammy plasma dies.
     
  14. harsh

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    UHD content certainly doesn't offer the bang-for-the-buck that HD did over DVD or broadcast. I think the absence of a noticeable improvement is going to slow the growth of UHD content much as DVD has proven good enough for many versus Blu-ray or CD survived has the onslaught of SACD.

    HD also had the format wars going for it that I believe contributed a lot to its adoption by the content producers. UHD won't have that leg up.
     
  15. patmurphey

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    Naysayers can moan and moan that 4k doesn't work, but I bought a 4k Samsung last Black Friday for $597, and I enjoy sharper viewing of the satellite box 1080i, every day. I also watch 4k streaming content from Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube. When 4k content becomes available via HDMI, I will buy a Samsung Evolution box to upgrade my TV.

    Congratulations on your purchase, Keith.
     
  16. keithw1975

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    I started watching the first season of Black List in UHD off Netflix, and it looks spectacular, but I think the increased color gamut, and higher dynamic range of the Samsung SUHD tvs are just as important. Bright lights are actually really bright, and I love the inky blacks.

    And even regular 1080 content looks better. So I am very happy with the TVs.
     
  17. peds48

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    don't think naysayers are moaning, they just have a valid argument. That perhaps the upgrade is not worth at this time when you have an otherwise good working HD TV.


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  18. thyname

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    I will buy a 4K TV when:

    1 - The first 4K broadcast Sports channel comes up (and carried by Directv)

    2 - One of my current three tv sets dies


    .... Whichever comes first
     
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  19. patmurphey

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    The good working HD TV does not deliver the current satellite picture as well as a 4k TV...

    If your going to buy a TV, a 4k is a worthwhile investment, today.
     
  20. peds48

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    Perhaps, however I am extremely happy with the picture I see today. This could be because I am not a TV buff.
     

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