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DirecTV- 4K trademarks

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by leier911, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    New trend started recently, so expect more and more movies shoot at 48 fps.
  2. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Unless it was mainly a matter of getting just above the flicker fusion rate in order to conserve needed film footage, I always wondered why the film industry settled on 24 fps and not 48 anyhow?

    Considering that even a basic film projector exposes each film frame twice or 48 Hz.
  3. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    That's it exactly -- a compromise between three things: avoiding flicker, not using up too much film, and the fidelity of the soundtrack. Two additional benefits were that 24fps is a pretty easy number to deal with for the film editors (easier than something like 22.5fps), and it was easy to produce motors that ran at 24fps for the cameras and projectors.
  4. Ed Campbell

    Ed Campbell Hall Of Fame

    Feb 17, 2006
    Losing money by the bucketload - mostly on the TV side; but, the standard corporate response is to unload even profitable segments to make the balance sheet look instantly improved. Often way too shortsighted a move - but, sometimes it helps.
  5. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    Exactly, you don't have demand, its a flop.
  6. Beerstalker

    Beerstalker Hall Of Fame

    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    I realize this, but my argument still stands. It wouldn't make much sense for DirecTV or the TV stations to upgrade hardware just to get to 1080p whether it's at 24, 30, 48 or 60 framerates. There just isn't that big of a difference between that and 1080i60.

    4K (or 2160p) however is an investment that may make sense. I was reading a thread over on AVSForum, and evidently some stations are already looking into it, or have already begun to upgrade their equipment so they can edit/master shows in 4K. I guess they even have some 4K equipment set up in the vans they use for live sporting events and they have used it at some events and even broadcast it in 4K to certain venues.

    Here's one thread I read about it in this morning.


    Last I knew only about 70% of homes had HDTVs, and less than 50% of homes have more than one. Does that mean we shouldn't have HDTV channels and hardware, since not everyone has HDTVs?
  7. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    No , but untill we finish what we start, we shouldn't outsource our resources on High priced Premium programming option that don't even exist yet, let alone most people can't afford.
    Why not get the bugs that been an issue for these HR's for so long worked out? How about giving a current customer who wants an upgrade a break , instead of " sorry thats for New customers."

    Sorry our bills are high enough right now, Why should the vasy majority of Directv customers watch their investments get pissed away on another Yuppy rich customers, with more money they know what to do with, wet dream.
  8. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    So you're anti-innovation. Got it. If you had your way DirecTV wouldn't develop products, services, and technologies for future use. Yep...that makes sense.
  9. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    No if I had it my way, We would have fast responding HR's where everything works perfectly everyday.

    Not when it feels like it.

    Like I said, why don't we fix our issues first before we create more.

    The amout of HR34 threads I see everyday , the amount of bugs I see from it.

    Not to mention the other HR's
    Are they acceptible boxes , Sure. But they can still use a few fixes first!

    Here my list.

    HR 34 has to be reset, every 2-3 days cause H25's won't play recordings. See's the list fine, Just give a message their was a playback issues, Try later.
    Next then when downloading on demand ,and watching live tv , the screen shakes/jumps.
    Audio dropouts on occasion when switching channels, sometime needs a reset.
    Pandora, gets stuck sometimes exiting to regular programming and requires a reboot.
    I'm sure if I look at the HR 34 forums I can recall more.
    Maybe drop the Guide Ads, that may help.:
    So unless Directv is going to hand us all HR44's we are just stuck!

    But lets get that 4K out so we can screw these machines up more!
    But I'm sure I'm the only one that has the defective equipment!:rolleyes:
  10. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009

    The odds are more likely that you have a substandard installation, and that is the source of your issues ;)
  11. unixguru

    unixguru Godfather

    Jul 9, 2007
  12. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    Ofcourse, I didn't think it was anything else.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
  13. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Can the chipset in the HR34 and below even decode and output 4K? I was thinking DirecTv would need to release a totally new receiver/DVR when 4K arrived.
  14. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    I'm sure you're right.
  15. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    According available info from Broadcom: current chips are not capable to process 4K regardless if it compressed by current standard H.264.

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