DirecTV updated 4K sports Schedule

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  1. codespy

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    The 4K broadcast this year is much improved from the last NASCAR race that aired two years ago at Martinsville. It appears 4K cameras were used this time, except for the bumper/roof cams.

    The distance shots are mediocre as usual for 4K, but the closer shots (including being at nighttime) were really good, noticeably better than regular HD (not that HD is poor on DTV).

    I like the run down the pits with Truex and others on 4K, while 219 was doing commercial breaks. There were no commercials the entire 4K broadcast.

    Hopefully there’s more 4K races on FS1 before it switches to the other network in June.
     
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    There isn't. I posted the schedule back in February, it's just these 2 races in 4K.
     
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    Any other upcoming Fs1 4k events? Fubo says MLB in July

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    I posted Fox's 4K MLB schedule earlier in the thread in this post. There's a break between now and late July since Fox's Saturday MLB coverage is starting up, then FS1 has 4K MLB between the weeks of 7/20-8/3.
     
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    Bummer, thanks. I saw the earlier schedule and was hoping things could get added, but maybe next year. At least we had two races this year compared to zilch last year. I’m becoming a fan of nighttime 4K races, especially when there’s plenty of sparks. :)
     
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    I got my DirecTV 4K installed in late February, 2017 and had programming the following March in 4K HDR. I think it was the Garth Brooks concert at Yankee Stadium when I first noticed. Unfortunately, there were so many freezeups during that program, it was very difficult to watch. When there were no freezeups, the picture was amazing, especially when it started to rain during the concert!
     
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    I've had 4k service since Aug 2016 when the Olympics started. That was the main reason I got directv. I was still under Frontier Fios for another year or so. So I looked it up. I believe that concert was just 4k. According to twitter, first HDR broadcast was somewhere nov/dec 2017. It was either a college football game or an NBA game. But your genie had to get an update first to enable HDR. So even if the programming broadcast in HDR, you wouldn't get it in HDR without the genie update. Shortly after this, we got the winter olympics in HDR in feb 2018.
     
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    Now hopefully Fox has figured out how to handle 4K broadcasting since last year... and maybe also figure out how to leave Alexi Lalas out of their studio segments.
     
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    Tomorrow (Tuesday 5-28-19) the FCC will finally begin accepting applications from broadcast stations (both full-power and low-power) for ATSC 3.0 licenses and construction permits. This will allow broadcasters to eventually offer 4K broadcasts over the air, among many other new OTA services.

    The current ATSC 3.0 experimental broadcasts occurring overnight in a handful of markets will cease and these authorizations will not be renewed. These stations will now have to apply for the permanent 3.0 licenses beginning tomorrow and be governed by the new ATSC broadcasting guidelines.

    There is still much that needs to happen, ie. ATSC 3.0 TV tuners, broadcast 2160p spectrum sharing agreements, etc., but as a wise philosopher once said, "the journey of a thousand miles starts with one step."

    Looking forward to this new 4K journey, however many steps lie ahead.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I should probably start selling my 15 AM2x's soon, as they will be obsolete with the change. :rolleyes:
     
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    I wouldn't hold my breath for ATSC 3.0 to bring 4K broadcasts. Look at how local stations keep adding subchannels, they are IMHO far more likely to use that additional bandwidth for more subchannels than to devote most of it to a single 4K channel.

    I think the FCC was planning to require at least five years of overlap where both ATSC 3.0 and ATSC 1.0 have to be offered, so you probably don't need to get rid of those AM21s just yet :)
     
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    Yup - Ad revenue will trump number of pixels every time. :eek:
     
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    That's a shame!!!!
     
  17. Athlon646464

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    Also - 3.0 has a built in incentive for stations, as it will allow targeted ads. Do a Google search for a chainsaw and see a chainsaw ad on your local station while watching the news within minutes!

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    Only if the device with the tuner in it is connected with the internet (and only if you are dumb enough to feed Google's advertising monster by using their services...DuckDuckGo provides searches almost as good without the collection of personal information, and when it can't find what you want you can fall back to Google)
     
  19. Athlon646464

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    Most will not do that, and the locals realize that.
     
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    :(:confused:
     

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