Directv 4K Channel?

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  1. Mar 29, 2016 #1 of 466
    jclangston

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    I got an email from Directv last night advertising the first full time 4K channel. I haven't heard any talk of this, is it streaming or over Sat?
     
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    P Smith

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    yeah !!! go get it; Tiger :p
     
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    ragweed10

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    I got one also, Think it was a SCAM
    Mine also hinted of a NEW 4-K Receiver ??
    ""Upgrade Now: 4K Ultimate Experience"" (Title of my e-mail)
    They made it sound like there is a NEW Receiver you can UP-Grade to.
     
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    dpeters11

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    HR54 and either DirecTV Ready 4K TV or a 4K TV and a C61k. It's not a scam.
     
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    ragweed10

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    Can you explain why we need a C-61k mini, if a HR-54 will do the job ?
    It has also been said a C-61k will work with a HR-44 ?
    If that is true, why do we need to UP-Grade to a HR-54 ?
     
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    Hr54 records 4k, but can't play it back. RVU and clients can't operate without a genie, so have to have both.

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    why would they design a receiver that can only play 4K using a client, everyone knows that the clients are not
    as fast as the main genie box. If they can build a client then they technically have hardware that can do it,
    but why only make a client to do the work, then theres the additional cost. What happens to those people
    that only have ONE TV, and its a 4K, they get an extra client charge. Sounds like they designed the setup
    to charge for extra equipment. NO 4K for me , well I don't even have a 4K TV.
     
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    ragweed10

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    Sounds like a good Plan to me.
    Up Grade to a HR-54 so you can Record a 4-K show but can't watch it.
    Good chance you will get the benefit of getting HOOKED into a NEW (2) year contract.
    Where do I sign-up ? Can't wait.
    Better yet, make sure you have ONLY (1) 4-K TV, then you can be assured you will get NAILED for (2) Receiver charges.
     
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    dpeters11

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    I wouldn't say they designed the system for it, we are VERY early in 4K in terms of programming, particularly for things that aren't On Demand. It's the way it is now, I don't think this is the way it will always be going forward.

    Yes, there would be a two year contract. I wasn't exactly happy with that either as the installer didn't do anything I couldn't have done if they shipped me the equipment and I'd have only gotten a one year.
     
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    jclangston

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    I knew that the streaming 4K was available. Their advertisement email is very misleading. This is the exact headline "[SIZE=23.5pt]Watch the first full-time 4K Ultra HD Channel from DIRECTV" [/SIZE]To me, thatsounds like there is a channel available over Sat.
     
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    There is Channel 104 has launched or is here shortly It will require a HR54 and a C61 Plus Ultimate or higher package
     
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    ragweed10

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    EXACTLY my thoughts.
    They also have an ad that says this: "There are always at least three 4K movies (pre-loaded on the user's DVR) to watch instantly
    OH Yea, Where, and since when ?
    and here is another I got this morning, Sounds like a NEW Receiver: Upgrade Now: 4K Ultimate Experience
    What gives ?
     
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    compnurd

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    You are all over the damn place.... If you have 4K active on your account, you can go to the 4K on demand channel 1102 There you can see which movies are pre loaded and which you have to download to watch

    And yes. Unless you have a 4K RVU TV you will need a C61 to watch 4K. a HR44 will work for on demand to support the C61. But a HR54 will be required to support Linear 4K channels. The HR54 is basically a gateway to the C61 for 4K
     
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    ragweed10

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    Read it Closer, It says: pre-loaded on the user's DVR. Nothing about channel 1102.
    What is the difference between Linear 4K channels and 4K ?
     
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    compnurd

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    Yes pre loaded goes with the on demand channel When you get to channel 1102 if you have a Green Play button next to the program it indicates it is pre loaded. Linear 4K is how the future 4K channels will be transmitted
     
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    dpeters11

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    Generally, the only users that would get a n HR54 is for 4k. I replaced my HR34 not long ago, got a 44.

    All this is more in preparation for April, starting with the Masters in 4K.

    At some point a new LNB will be needed, so probably will be fairly limited until then.

    And add the fact that there are no actual channels that offer 4K, this is all done through DirecTV directly.
     
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    ragweed10

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    Sounds like Only Pay On Demand channels have it available.
    Are they from the Satellite or Internet feeds ?
    How will Linear 4K work ?
    Thur the Internet, off the NEW DTV Satellites or ?
     
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    KyL416

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    This has already been explained in the multiple other 4K threads, including the one I WANT MORE linked to in the second post of this thread.

    The linear 4K channels are from the satellites. They're currently in test mode and will launch next week. The first live event will be 4K coverage of the Masters golf tournament next weekend.
     
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    P Smith

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    dumbest thread I would say :(
     
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