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DirecTV planning for Ultra-HD

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by espnjason, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Mar 15, 2012 #41 of 141
    Alan Gordon

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    :rolleyes:

    Real life from 30' feet away looks far superior to 1080p 3' feet away. :D

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  2. Mar 15, 2012 #42 of 141
    spartanstew

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    Lol, depends on what you're looking at eh?
     
  3. Mar 15, 2012 #43 of 141
    David Ortiz

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    Well, if I'm evaluating a TV, I have a viewing distance in mind. I chose a 55" model because I thought that the 60" picture looked a little too blocky to me.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2012 #44 of 141
    Alan Gordon

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    LOL!!! Fair enough... I'll give you that one! :lol:

    Seriously though... the farther one's distance might indeed influence how many pixels one's eye can decipher, but that doesn't mean that the viewer is unable to benefit from a higher resolution source and display.

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  5. Mar 15, 2012 #45 of 141
    Alan Gordon

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    I view it as bigger is always bigger when it comes to TVs... though money has kept me from fully embracing that belief... hence why I only have a 46" model. However, that's a fair point as well... when I get too close to my 46", it becomes too blocky for me, and I start losing the detail... the whole point of HDTV.

    Granted, some sources like Blu-ray is better about it, and I believe that LED's are superior when it comes to that issue over LCDs, but I'm not lucky enough to have an LED.

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  6. Mar 15, 2012 #46 of 141
    P Smith

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    I don't know how old are you, but some people wouldn't see it. :nono2:
     
  7. Mar 15, 2012 #47 of 141
    Alan Gordon

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    So... you're seriously suggesting that just because not everyone would benefit from something, they shouldn't bother?! :eek2:



    P.S.: I turned 31 last month! :(

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  8. Mar 15, 2012 #48 of 141
    P Smith

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    The discussion is revolving around PR statement without real base. Especially if you will pay attention to fake "8000-lines" part.
    "Fata Morgana".
     
  9. Mar 15, 2012 #49 of 141
    Alan Gordon

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    He simply stated that "4,000 and 8,000-line services are great for the satellite industry." Everywhere else in the article it simply refers to the 4,000-line services.

    The discussion is Ultra-HD... which appears to be both 4,000 and 8,000-line services.

    Maybe I'm stupid, but I don't understand what you're getting at... :confused:

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  10. Mar 15, 2012 #50 of 141
    Davenlr

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    My personal opinion on the matter is, until they finish the HD rollout, with 100% HD for all channels, they should not waste money on it, unless they plan to use their 3 transponders on 110 for a 4K ESPN3D with Smell-o-vision. I would be highly put off if they expanded their niche formats further before at least matching the rest of the providers on basic HD.

    I would actually prefer, for a format that is so bandwidth intensive, they just start a new company, launch its own satellite (how about 101 KA?) and put all the niche format (4K etc) on it, so those that have the money to buy 4K monitors can support the effort to broadcast it.
     
  11. Mar 15, 2012 #51 of 141
    Alan Gordon

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    I think it's interesting that he uses the word "transmissions." If it wasn't for the "We’ll be entirely Ka-band in about five years." statement, I would assume they were planning on phasing out SD on the KU satellites, and using KA for Ultra-HD...

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  12. Mar 15, 2012 #52 of 141
    Alan Gordon

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    I respect DirecTV for forward thinking!

    That being said, I would be ticked if they start focusing on it prior to offering us some of the missing HD channels... then again, I doubt I'll be with DirecTV then, so big whoop I guess... :D

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  13. Mar 15, 2012 #53 of 141
    P Smith

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    I'm getting nowhere with the original statement, and you ... Be honest.

    Also, how you could not just discuss but mentioning the non-exiting FICTIONAL format, the "8000-line" ? Do you know something about it ? Then, please share your source.
     
  14. Mar 15, 2012 #54 of 141
    TheRatPatrol

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    +1. Get the rest of the channels in HD first, then worry about UHD.
     
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    I bought my 1st computer in 1985, it was a Compaq portable. I paid $500 (1985 $$) to add a 20M byte (M, not G) hard disk.
     
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    spartanstew

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    I'm sure D* will be 100% HD before we see any 4K.
     
  17. Mar 15, 2012 #57 of 141
    David Ortiz

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    As prices drop, (Sony's 4K front projector is $25,000...) it's likely we'll see a "demo" channel or two, and possibly a PPV channel. Content drives sales.
     
  18. Mar 15, 2012 #58 of 141
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    First, our subscribers are migrating away from Ku-band, and upgrading themselves to Ka-band and its HDTV services. In four or five years, our Ku-band [transmissions] could end.

    Love hearing this! Talk about freeing up bandwidth.
     
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    Skyboss

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    I think the issue is more the KU sats will reach the end of their useful life. Without a replacement KU bird, you can't really do much. I think they'd have to be ordering a KU bird pretty quickly to make 5 years no?
     
  20. Mar 15, 2012 #60 of 141
    Alan Gordon

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    You are correct... I still don't understand your point...

    Perhaps DirecTV is going to start with 4K, and perhaps move to 8K down the road. Are you having issues with the fact that 7680 isn't actually 8,000?! :confused:

    Yeah... I expect a PPV channel or two, and perhaps an IMAX channel?!

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