First Look: DIRECTV C61K 4K Genie Mini Client

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  1. Feb 4, 2016 #221 of 386
    Go Beavs

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    Any RVU capable 4k TV should work as well.
     
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    P Smith

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    the question of appearance the bonding tpns been answered not that long time ago, when such pseudo-bonding records displayed into SI tables; it was, technically speaking, different kind of records
     
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    patmurphey

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    What year Samsung? It may need an update with an Evolution box, latest is SEK-3500U/ZA. Some less expensive models don't support that upgrade.
     
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    bought 1 year ago, probably 2014 model 50uhd6950, will accept an evolution kit looks like they are $400, new tv is $800
     
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    A few minutes ago I just tried tuning into Channels 9800 & 9801 and all I get is 'channel unavailble'.

    I've got an HR54 & C61 and have been able to download quite a bit of 4K material from Directv thus far.

    I'm hoping there simply is no testing going on right now or, if it is, something is wrong with my setup. Can anyone confirm?
     
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    slice1900

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    It is supposed to be for the Northern Trust golf tournament in a couple weeks. There isn't anything broadcasting on them right now.
     
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    Ken776

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    Thanks. The only reason I tuned was to see if I was receiving the test signals on those channels that was discussed yesterday. Apparently there's no testing going on today...hopefully. ;)
     
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    Smuuth

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    Yes there is. Linear 4K content is on both channels as I type this.
     
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    There is?

    What's showing specifically as testing?

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    Big Knockout Boxing.
     
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    Smuuth

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    At the moment, there is BKB boxing occasionally alternating with a DIRECTV logo.
     
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    Thanks. ..

    Any info. button or some other on the TV set to tell the frame rate you're receiving when the boxing is on?

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    Smuuth

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    Resolution: 3840x2160
    Vertical Frequency: 24
     
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    bill buckner

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    I have the same problem, tried resetting my recievers and still nothing.
     
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    slice1900

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    I wonder if you need the CE firmware to be able to view those channels?
     
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    P Smith

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    Duh, are we expected 60 FPS on linear 4k channels? Seems to me 3840x2160 24 FPS would be the gold standard of DTV's 4K distribution.
    Would be interesting to measure bitrate of the video PID ...
     
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    slice1900

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    The C61K wouldn't be testing for 60 fps if they didn't intend to broadcast at 60 fps. That doesn't mean they were broadcasting today at 60 fps.

    I suppose golf would be OK at 24 fps, but a sport like football or basketball is going to suffer - I'd personally rather watch those at 720p60 than 4Kp24.
     
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    P Smith

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    counting how fast swinging a club, how fast is moving golf ball for reach first 17 holes ... nay, the 24 FPS wouldn't satisfy watchers
     
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    But that's why I was curious as to the frame rate, since golf is still a field sport with some (though not many granted) fast moving scenes like that. So thought they might be testing at 60 fps. Particularly in light of the boxing match content they are using to test with.

    Certainly have the bandwidth as I notice in Gary's most recent TPN maps, CONUS xpndr 13 on both D10 and D14 have no other programming assigned outside the single UHD channels.

    Wow, these are really digital SCPC transmissions.

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  20. Feb 5, 2016 #240 of 386
    Ken776

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    So any ideas why I showed 'channel unavailable' with a HR54 & C61?

    I've seen reference to the 'CE Firmware update' that might be necessary. What exactly is that and can you force that update? If so, how?

    Is that the difference between those getting these channels and those that aren't (assuming all have the HR54 & C61)?
     

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