C61K-related Question: Is DirecTV's 4K content noticeably better than 1080p?

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  1. Oct 20, 2019 #81 of 117
    Rich

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    Yeah, that worries me. Not gonna have a D* DVR that I can't put an external SSD on ever again. I would simply refuse the install if they showed up with one of those. I'd be perfectly happy with a refurbed 54.

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    It depends on how 'long' the shot is, of course.

    If you can 'almost' read a name while watching HD, you'll likely be able to read it in 4k.

    With those very good TV's you have now, and properly positioned and set up, the difference will be incremental. It's not like going from SD to HD (but you knew that).

    It's more like if 4k native is a 10, HD on your TV's is a 7 OR 8. You would be going from a 7 or 8 to a 10.
     
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    Yup, that's all I'd expect. Not looking for an epiphany, just want to see the names clearly.

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  4. Oct 20, 2019 #84 of 117
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  5. Oct 20, 2019 #85 of 117
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    No, there is no "misconception" here, other than yours. When you upgrade to 4K then Directv DOES replace your LNB with reverse band, so the post your were trying to "correct" was already correct. They won't add "minor packages" to reverse band, the only reason they were able to do that for WD/Spanish is because those were on different satellites that are going away prior to the final shutdown of MPEG2 SD. They won't remain there forever, they will almost certainly move to Ka down the road to avoid Directv having to spend money to upgrade existing customers who have non-RB slimlines.

    The only 'new' stuff going onto RB will be 4K. But who knows how long that will take, and whether they will actually use bonding when they do or do one transponder per channel for the foreseeable future unless/until they have need for more than 36 4K channels. Personally I doubt there will ever be that many.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2019 #86 of 117
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    The 42" eye level height looks very low. My "TV stand" is already about 30" high. My LG 65” OLED is 32" in height.
    Now without stand it would sit at 46" already.
    Add say 6" for their stand and I am at 52" now.

    Mine is mounted on the wall and is at 58" middle of screen with a small tilt down it looks and feels good.

    If I had it on a stand, a sound bar can not be used. My previous two places, had TV on 2 cabinets and the sound bar was mounted on top and did not like it.
    TV seemed low for a large screen. Well at least for me.

    Someday I would like to mount my TV slightly lower but we are talking 6" lower max. Then the sound bar would have little room below TV and above the stand.
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    Athlon646464

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    If it's tilted properly you're fine. Looks as though it is.

    Distance for a 42" and 4k, to really see a big difference, would be much closer than that camera.

    Nice TV!
     
  8. Oct 20, 2019 #88 of 117
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    Thanks. I am talking about the height people mentioned and posted. My couch is 11 feet away. About same in all 3 houses this TV was/is in. I can’t imagine sitting 7-8” away.
    At 10-11ft, I can easily see difference in 1080p or 4K.


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    Only 42 inch? 65 inch here. :D

    I’m just teasing. Nice TV. Glad to see sports on it. :)

    Yeah yeah, I know some of you have bigger TV’s. :p
     
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    Mean the height of what the TV is supposed to sit at. Mine is 65” LG OLED


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    NICE!
     
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    Nice looking setup, very neat.

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  13. Oct 20, 2019 #93 of 117
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    Couple years ago you would have been flamed for saying that. I've done the side by sides and I don't think distance matters as long as you use reasonable distances. It's always easy to tell the difference, I think.

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    I thought you meant that was a 42" TV too. I was just getting ready to ask you about that. Looked way too big.

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    Don’t know why. Its easy to tell on my TV or a TV that is larger.

    Now on a phone? OMG


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  16. Oct 21, 2019 #96 of 117
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    They didn't when I upgraded to 4K about 14 months ago and then a few weeks ago my LNB went bad and they replaced it with the same SL3 LNB with 4 wires. I even asked for a new dish with the reverse band LNB and the tech refused.
     
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    Back in 2016 when I upgraded to 4K service DIRECTV's policy was to swap the LNB with a Reverse Band LNB. It seems AT&T has reversed that policy.
     
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    :eek:

    They reversed the reverse?
     
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    There was a chart that was read widely about the distances you needed to be at to appreciate 4K. Never bought into that chart. Thought it was BS, still do.

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    If they won't do that I won't upgrade.

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