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

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  1. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    it's just slice's opposition to anything what I'm posting here :p:eek:
     
  2. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    What receivers do you have? How many tuners in total? They are trained to only use the reverse band LNB where there are 13 or fewer tuners. Even if you have less than that he might have been lazy and didn't want to bypass the SWM16, or poorly trained and if you had something older like an HR20 didn't think it would work with the reverse band LNB.
     
  3. b4pjoe

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    4 HR24's, one H24, one HR-54, and one C61K. 14 tuners total.
     
  4. TJNash

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    I had a tech do a 4k upgrade last week and he didn't touch the LNB.
     
  5. glrush

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    I have 5 4K sets ( 3 OLED's and 2 TCL's) and while I can see the difference in resolution between 4K and 1080p, especially on the 77" OLED, the biggest pop on all of them is when something is presented with HDR. I got the 4K UHD for Alien, a movie I have seen dozens of times, and it was simply stunning. IMO, the biggest bang for the buck is with HDR, not with the change in resolution or viewing distance.
     
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  6. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I agree, especially Dolby Vision.
     
  7. Athlon646464

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    Also agree with the HDR comment.

    The distance thing is certainly objective. It has to do with your eyes, viewing environment and TV as well.

    I think the 'suggested' distances insure you'll see a difference. Think about it, if you were 1000 yards form your TV, you wouldn't notice a difference. The closer you would get to your TV from a great distance, the more of a difference you would see. So, the question becomes where do you draw the line? The answer to that is different for everyone (again - your eyes, viewing environment and TV).

    One thing is for sure - the closer you are (within reason) the better HDR looks.
     
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  8. gio12

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    Distance and viewing also based on screen size. The higher resolution the larger the screen size with a a better picture. I remember years ago my buddy but a very nice real HT. He spent all this money on a 720P projector, special screen etc and when it was blown up to 100-150", it looked like crap! One thing 4K is good for and 8K will be a game changer.
    4K IMO, is useless on a screen under 42" really. Love how people rave or complain about not having a 4K screen form apple a few years ago and people want HD movies on their phone. Yeah, use bandwidth for nothing.
     
  9. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Yada Yada Yada DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Is why I mentioned 'your TV' in my statement. Many factors about the TV determine how much of a difference you will notice.
     
  10. slice1900

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    That's actually 16 tuners when connected to a reverse band LNB, where the HR54 will grab 7. I'm sure that's why he didn't want to upgrade you to reverse band. He'd have to run two more coaxes to install the legacy reverse band LNB, and swap out your SWM16 for a DSWM30. That's assuming he even had that LNB & DSWM30 on his truck, which he probably didn't.
     
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  11. codespy

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    Rich- how many tuners do you have? The RB doesn’t make a difference. I’m still running a legacy 5LNB, and the names are crystal clear on the jerseys in 4K.

    You got me hooked on the SSD’s, the 4K jump is pretty painless, except for the phone call. I went thru loyalty to get my upgrade and I got it for free, including installation.

    It’s like real estate Rich, you just gotta jump in and stop wavering....
     
  12. Rich

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    Four 24s and the 44. 13 tuners. That should not be a problem. Yeah, the phone call is what's holding me up. I'm at the point where one more screwed up call to D* and I'm gonna lose it and drop the subscription. Last call last week to Loyalty for this and what I got was we are gonna send you a 54 for your TV and a C61K for your RV. I thought she was talking about RVU because all I have are Samsung TVs. But she was talking about my recreational vehicle...I don't have or want an RV! And what the hell does that have to do with a 4K upgrade? I asked her who gave her this info. My supervisor. What? You go up the food chain at ATT and they stupider? I'm sitting here wondering if seeing the names on the backs of jerseys is worth going thru more of this crap. This experience feels an awful lot like what I went thru in late 2006-2007. BS, BS and more BS.

    Sorry, I had to do that, it felt great!

    Rich
     
  13. Rich

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    Hmm, cheap therapy. I like that.

    Rich
     
  14. codespy

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    My wife sometimes tells me there’s a jersey in hell waiting for me with my name on the back.....oh well.

    I’m not sure if AT&T chat has improved at all, but I’ve gotten free equipment upgrades using DirecTV chat in the past. It’s sometimes better than speaking to problematic CSR’s.
     
  15. b4pjoe

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    It is ALWAYS better than talking to problematic CSR’s. :D
     
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  16. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    They will swap you an HR54, which counts as 7 tuners, giving you a total of 15 unless you drop one of your 24s for the C61K you'll get.
     
  17. Rich

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    I never had a problem with the old D* once I got to the point where I knew enough to argue with them. I tried the chat thing and had the same problems. The CSRs ATT have stuck us with are far worse than any D* CSR was, I think. After 2007. They got better, I don't see these people doing that.

    Rich
     

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