DirecTV updated 4K sports Schedule

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  1. TheRatPatrol

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    Reverse band?
     
  2. codespy

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    I don’t have a RB LNB, channels are working fine so far.
     
  3. ctide21

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    I keep seeing black screen on usc game and Florida game. What’s up
     
  4. codespy

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    Mine’s working. Not seeing HDR though...on the Florida/LSU game anyway.
     
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    I just flipped to the MLB 4K game , then back to the USC 4K game and it's working for me

    Also the ESPN game is working for me

    Some of the camera Angles on the ESPN 4K game look awful

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    ALCS game is somewhat grainy so far....
     
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    I think the best picture/winner is the Minnesota/Nebraska game tonight. I can even see snowflakes in 4K! :thumbsup:
     
  8. RickD_99

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    I agree Minny/Huskers is best, with LSU/Florida second. I’m not buying the reports that the FS1 college games are upconverted...my eyes say differently.

    Thank you Samsung for sponsoring the ESPN games...but your QLEDs are still LCDs and thus suck! LOL...
     
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    Directv has plenty plenty of bandwidth right now without touching the PPV channels. Once they go full reverse band they can support around 1000 4K channels
     
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    1000 4k channels. #nerdGasm

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    Holy crap if that’s the case then let’s pressure the TV manufacturers to help the networks financially for full conversion to 4K. I want all my college and pro sports in 4K! Win win for everyone!
     
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    It’s wonderful being able to switch among four 4k live events. For me, with an LG OLED and HR54, ESPN is offering the crispest picture, despite the absence of HDR.
     
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    It looks to me like the problem with 4K is it's outdated technology, Japan is already doing tests with 8K, the broadcasters in the US could invest in 8K equipment but are not doing so because of lack of standards.
     
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    Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. IMHO 4K is probably over kill for most folks due to screen size vs viewing distance. Look at movies, even when in 4K they are edited in 2K and upscaled.
     
  15. BigRedFan

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    I agree the Minnesota-Nebraska game looks the best, it has to be the HDR that makes the difference.

    The head of Fox Sports Engineering has been quoted saying (in several industry newsletters) that he's up converting these games so I guess we have to take him at his word that they're not in true 4K. Wondering how much better they will look once they stop the 1080p.

    And yes, the ESPN game looks real good, too. This one appears to be true 4K, finally we got one ! They just need to add HDR to complete the masterpiece.
     
  16. BigRedFan

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    That's because ESPN is giving us maximum native 4K pixels, no up conversion going on here. The wide color gamut from native is also coming through real nice here too.
     
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    I personally think ESPN looks the best even without HDR. Although the Minnesota-Nebraska game looked great as well. To me resolution in native 4k is more important than HDR & the difference is more noticeable esp on TVs 77 inches and higher. Although I hope ESPN eventually offers HDR soon.

    I was wondering is anyone getting Atmos sound on ESPN’s 4k broadcast? I read in an article that they would be offering Atmos but I am not even getting any sound in my rear speakers. But on 206, I get 5.1 with sound coming from the rears.
     
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    Yeah, I don't disagree that ESPN's native 4K resolution gave their game the best PQ tonight. I just also really liked the HDR on Fox's college football, it was pretty stunning.

    Thinking back I'll say it was a tie for me between ESPN and the Fox CF game. Both were the big standouts among the 4 events we saw tonight.

    Now we just need for Fox to follow ESPN with native 4K, they got HDR well under control.

    And for ESPN to follow Fox with HDR, they did outstanding with native 4K tonight.
     
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    I don’t think it was in Atmos. I was flipping between the four games most of the night, but didn’t see my Onkyo A/V tuner flash Atmos on the display when I tuned to the Florida/LSU game.
     
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    Before the games tonight, I was watching Volcano on Channel 104. The picture to me was stunning on my Viz P65. The credits at the end of the program indicated it was filmed in 8K- Super UHD. Maybe DTV can do a firmware update in the future on my C61K to add 8K support. ;)
     
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