Easiest way to get 4k

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  1. sticketfan

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    i have a lg oled tv that is directv ready and a genie model hr44/700.
     
  2. studechip

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    You need an HR54 or HS17.
     
  3. MysteryMan

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    As stated you need either a HR54 or a HS17. Also, you'll be better off using a C61K-700 client instead of your TV's DIRECTV Ready feature. Support for DIRECTV Ready TV's is short and not as good as support for C61K-700 clients.
     
  4. compnurd

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    Also is going away
     
  5. trh

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    What do you want to watch? I'm sticking with streaming via Amazon 4K Fire TV and not changing my DIRECTV equipment.
     
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  6. dreadlk

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    Amazon 4K is probably the cheapest option.
    The picture is not as good as DTV but it’s better than 1080p on DTV.
     
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  7. mjwagner

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    Between Amazon Prime, NetFlix, and VUDU their is a pretty good amount of decent 4k HDR content.
     
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  8. P Smith

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    update your hr44 to HR54 and add C61k, it could cost you for upgrade, but $7/m will be added anyway
     
  9. sticketfan

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    I wanted to be able to some of the sports they show in 4k
     
  10. compnurd

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    Well then you have your answers
     
  11. P Smith

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    call CSR and ask for upgrade to HR54+C61k
     
  12. Rich

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    Most movies on iTunes are in 4K. Yeah, you have to buy or rent them. We've been renting movies. Seems like a sensible thing to do as opposed to buying them. I've never seen a UHD disc but the 4K movies on iTunes look very good.

    Rich
     
  13. Getteau

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    I just went through this two weeks ago so the wife could watch some of the NCAA tournament games in 4K. They replaced my 44 with a 54, a different 24 with a 61k, one of my old geni clients with a 61k and my old swm 8 with a new reverse band lnb. I wasn’t going to replace the old geni client, but the upgrade came with 2-61’s for free. So I figured I’d do some future proofing while they were free and save the $99 they would charge me down the road if I wanted to add another 4K TV.

    I had to pay $50 for the install and they wrote off the $199 charge for the 54. Initially, the lady wanted me to pay $199 for the 54 and when I said no thanks, she put me on hold for a few minutes and came back and said it was free. Downside is I’m now back on a 2 year commitment and I’m stuck using the new GUI on my main TV.
     
  14. sticketfan

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    I have the one genie 44-700 that is hooked to the oled tv, then I have 2 HR24-500 and 1 hr24-100.what would the upgrade look like then? And how does the client work on my main tv? Does it rely on WiFi to much and make the picture not as good?
     
  15. trh

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    If you have all your devices hard-wired right now (and from the models, you do), you would continue to use the wiring already in place. If you got an HR54 and C61K, put the 61K on your OLED tv and put the 54 on the next most used TV. Unless you add another TV, you'll give up one of the HR24s.
     
  16. sticketfan

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    Ok thanks
     
  17. gio12

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    I have some UHD disks and they look amazing. Hard to see the difference between streaming and UHD 4K.
     
  18. dreadlk

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    Consider yourself very lucky! I had to pay the money and enroll into a new two year contract.
     
  19. Rich

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    I've never seen a UHD disc. Never bought a UHD player. Don't have anything against UHD discs, just don't want to compile more discs and end up discarding them because something better came along. Did that with DVDs and BDs. I can see the difference in PQ when using iTunes, 4K movies just look better. I have no way of comparing UHD discs to iTunes 4K movies. I would think the UHDs would look better.

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  20. gio12

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    Hear you. Few movies I still collect. Star Wars and Marvel.

    If I really stare on my 65” OLED, slightly maybe better? ITunes, Amazon and Netflix 4k damn good.

    On 55”, same.

    I finally got over owning music all I do is stream now. Most the way with most movies I own via digital or stream. But a few movies I still like owning at the nostalgia


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