HR 54 and 4K

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  1. heelsfinl4

    heelsfinl4 Mentor

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    I currently have an HR54 connected to my 4K LG TV. I have a mini genie( not 4K) connected to my bedroom TV.
    If I were to be able to view the 4K channels that DTV, would these be the steps necessary?
    1. Move my HR54 to my bedroom TV
    2. Get a 4K client ( or mini genie..not sure what they are called) attached to my LG TV
    3. Change the LNB on my dish

    Is that all that I would need DTV to do. Also, besides the extra $7 a month for 4K, is there any cost for this? Thanks in advance


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  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    You need a C61K-700 client for 4K service. It needs to be connected to your LG 4K TV. The HR54 can be located at either of your TVs. Call DIRECTV and schedule a service call to be upgraded to 4K service. The tech will install the C61K-700 and get your DIRECTV account authorized for 4K service. Initially they changed your LNB with a Reverse Band LNB for 4K service but there are reports they are no longer doing that.
     
  3. heelsfinl4

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I will give them a call tomorrow. Do they normally charge for this?


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  4. compnurd

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    Yep. Usually 99 for the receiver.
     
  5. heelsfinl4

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    Do you mean $99 for the client? I already have the HR 54


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  6. AZ.

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    But he will have to pay for and extra fee if he keeps the HR54 in same spot. Hence he will have 2 receivers at the 4k.
     
  7. heelsfinl4

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    I’m not planning to keep them in the same spot. The 54 will go to my bedroom. If I’m understanding this right, I wouldn’t need them both on my 4K TV


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  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    correct
    HR54 have up to HD/1080 HDMI output, no UHD
    C61K - UHD/2160 and lower
     
  9. MysteryMan

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    He will be charged the following...TV Access Fee $7.00 off 1st TV...TV Access Fee $7.00...Advanced Receiver Service-DVR $10.00...Advanced Receiver-HD $10.00...Whole-Home DVR Service $3.00.
     
  10. MysteryMan

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    Try putting it this way so everybody can understand. The HR54's HDMI output is 1.4. You need a HDMI output of 2.0 for 4K. The C61K-700 has a HDMI output of 2.0.
     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I would say versions of HDMI/HDCP is good to know me the site members, but unnecessary for regular viewers, who barely knew a difference between HD/FHD/UHD.

    Sorry to see useless for them such post :(
     
  12. compnurd

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    Yes
     
  13. harsh

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    To insert the confusion of HDMI versions (that too often lead to even more confusing HDCP discussions) is not helpful in understanding. It is much more understandable to state that the HR54 is incapable and leave it at that. This is especially important with HDMI as earlier versions may include features that were part of subsequent specifications.

    To my point, HDMI 1.4 does include "4K" in its feature set but as you point out, the HR54 doesn't.
     
  14. heelsfinl4

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    Mystery: I think those Fees you referenced in your post are what I currently pay anyway. Is there no additional 4K fee?
    The installer who was out by me a few weeks ago told me there would be no fee for the box itself. I guess I will call and negotiate. Thanks for all the help


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  15. MysteryMan

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    There is no fee for 4K service.
     
  16. heelsfinl4

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    Oh ok. So other than possibly the $99 initial charge, there would be no change to my bill? I already have a box and mini client so I think I’m already paying those fees you referenced earlier.


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  17. P Smith

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    you could avoid $7 fee for new C61K [UHD client] if you'll replace your old client to it
     
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  18. compnurd

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    He already plans to.. Not hard to decipher all of this
     
  19. b4pjoe

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    Replacing the mini you have for the C61K will make you get a brand new 2 year contract.
     
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  20. heelsfinl4

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    I am going to replace my current client with the 4K one. I called today and they are coming out this weekend and there is no installation or box charge, so it’s basically an upgrade at no cost or change to my bill. Thanks for the help


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