DirecTV 4K UHD plans

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  1. patmurphey

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    Well, it is a benefit and it works well. SD works when HD doesn't on the Eastern arc. Some of the SD/HD combinations are on the same satellite. You don't see the benefit because you must not have a Hopper on Dish's Eastern arc. :evilgrin:
     
  2. slice1900

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    According to Lyngsat's data for Echostar 16 (to pick one of the eastern satellites) they are using the same modulation/FEC on the transponders shown in green for MPEG4/HD that they're using on the others shown only as MPEG4. If patmurphey is seeing SD channels work when HD channels go out, either that information is out of date, or the person grabbing it doesn't have the proper setup to determine what is really going on with those transponders.

    All Dish's transponders are shown as using DVB-S, not DVB-S2, but even if accurate that shouldn't stop them from using that feature from the DVB-S2 standard HoTat2 mentioned if it served their needs, since they're deviating from the standard in at least one other way already.
     
  3. Smuuth

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    Not quite sure how a discussion of Dish network features relates to DIRECTV 4k UHD Plans. How about we try to stay on topic?
     
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  4. James Long

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    Oli74 reported that on his DirecTV system he tunes to SD channels during bad weather and asked if, in the future, 4K signals would work in storms. From there the discussion went from speculation over how weather will affect reception to a discussion of the fallback feature which is apparently unique to DISH. That is how we got to where we are in the thread.

    People asked questions - questions are answered. I call it "discussion".

    If DirecTV makes any major announcements or plans I am sure the thread will snap back to attention ... :)
     
  5. inkahauts

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    Ok, so I am going to go out on a limb and say we will finally get NASA channel in a higher res than sd. But that it will be in 4k. They have been doing a bunch of filming in 4k from the space station and such lately for their channel.
     
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  6. slice1900

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  7. HoTat2

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  8. jimmie57

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    I am watching the preview of the US Open Golf tournament that is going to start tomorrow,
    ON FS1. They were telling and showing all the new things they are going to use. One of them is a 4k camera.

    I suppose one might get this by using the internet from their website. ??
    I don't have a 4k TV so I will not be trying that.
     
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  9. Tom Robertson

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    Jimmie57,

    Thanks for pointing that out. Woohoo!

    For events that can't be watched live in 4k, they still originate in 4k to be able to include clips or segments in future 4k productions. :)

    So clearly FS1 is planning on 4k content being a part of their future--an excellent sign. :)

    Peace,
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  10. jimmie57

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    UH OO, I think they are talking about 4k frames per second for slo mo shots, not 4k resolution.
     
  11. Crypter

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    Guys,

    This thread is pretty massive, and I have not been back on dbstalk in years. I got 2 little ones at home that have consumed most of my spare time. However, we are moving and I am getting a new 4K tv and I am VERY interested in what DirecTV is doing, since iv'e been with DTV for many years and don't plan on dumping them any time soon. But as I understand it, the limited amount of 4K content out there right now is ALL streaming content that would use your data plan and NOT sent via satellite correct? What are DTV's plans for 4K via satellite? Any timelines that have been talked about? We should keep the OP of this thread up-to-date with some of this info for folks like me. :)


    Thanks in advance!
     
  12. inkahauts

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    At the moment they don't stream anything over the Internet. Everything 4k from DIRECTV is sat based and they push it to your receiver after you tell it what you want.

    In the future they will have linear channels.

    It only works with a few specific tvs at this time. Everyone is sure that will change just not sure when exactly.

    Also careful buying a TV. You need to really check the specs because many 4k tvs don't have the right inputs for the future of 4k. They only can get 4k via built in streaming apps. And that's no good IMHO.
     
  13. Crypter

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    Thank you for the reply, yea I am considering either the Samsung 65JS8500 or the Sony 65X850C both claim to be DirecTV RVU compatible, though I know only the Samsung claims DirecTV 4K ready. I am probably leaning more towards the Samsung but I love what I have seen from the Sony as well. Built-in android TV is a BIG plus for me as well.
     
  14. peds48

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    As of this writing, 2015 Sony are not RVU ready. Perhaps a software update can enable the feature, just like it happened to 2015 Samsung
     
  15. harsh

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    I could have sworn that in a post you made last week, someone was enabling the Sonys in some fashion that night.
     
  16. Rich

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    I'd wait until the dust settles. Too many variables right now to make a big purchase, I think. I want a 4K too, almost made a huge mistake last year, but came to my senses and backed off. Until all 4Ks are plug and play, I'm waiting. If you just have to have one right now, the Sammy JS9000 seems to be a good choice.

    Rich
     
  17. peds48

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    Give your record lately, I wont be surprised that are you are mistaken, yet again!
     
  18. Whiskey River

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    I was at a local bestbuy looking at a Sammy showing 4K, and I looked at the back to see what it was connected to, and I
    only saw the power cord going to the unit, I kept looking, and finally I saw one of those short sticking out flash drives
    and I asked the sales person what was being shown and they lied and said it was streaming through the internet.
    I guess it could have been WiFi, but I don't think so.
     
  19. ladannen

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    I was also at an electronics store this weekend. Most of the Samsung 4K sets were showing a video on a 4-5 minute loop with scenes from a city with traffic and other nature stuff. Looked really good.
    I told the sales guy I'm not getting a 4K TV until there is actual 4K programming and a standard among manufactures, but I asked him where the demo video came from. He told me it is from a flash stick that Samsung provided.
     
  20. vikefan

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    just bought a samsung 4k two weeks ago. It does have wifi. you tube has all kinds of 4k content. The tv has a quad 4 in it and streaming is super fast.
     

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