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HR54 and 4K TV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Cavicchi, Feb 13, 2018 at 10:46 AM.

  1. Cavicchi

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    I have the HR54 and 2 C61 Minis. I am planning on buying a Sony 4K TV (X930e). The TV has 4 HDMI inputs with 2 being for HDR. I know my PS4 Pro would go to either HDMI 2 or 3, but what about the HR54? Which HDMI input should i use for it? Does the HR54 support HDR?
     
  2. WestDC

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    The Hr54 Does NOT output 4K over HDMI - as it's hdmi port is only 1.4 - so it can go to any non-4k tv input.

    It will record 4K HDR and send it over Deca to a c61k or RVU supported source.
     
  3. dlt4

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    FYI: Best Buy is advertising the 2018 930F, so the E won't be around much longer.
     
  4. Cavicchi

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    Do I need the HS17--does that have 2.0 HDMI? The C61 mini doesn't record, so how would I see it on my HR54?

    I'll probably be buying it this week. I was going to get the LG OLED BA7 or C7 but image retention and reflections have me concerned.
     
  5. slice1900

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    The HS17 doesn't output video at all. What you need for 4K support is to swap one of your C61s for a C61K. You will connect that to your 4K TV and move the HR54 to where the C61 you traded in was located.
     
  6. Cavicchi

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    I have the C61-100--doesn't say S or K. I really don't want to switch units because I like having the Genie in my den.
     
  7. Rich

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    I have no idea what an OLED is like in a bright room but I can compare a Samsung in a bright room to a similar set in a dark room at the same time of day. Yeah, I see reflections in the bright room during the day. Really annoying reflections. But you're gonna see them on any LCD set, I think. I had a plasma in that bright room and was never annoyed by the dim reflections. The LCDs are different.

    Here's a link to a site that I use and trust about image retention: Image Retention on TVs: Burn-in

    Here's a link specifically for burn in on OLEDs, it would appear you have little to worry about: What Causes OLED Burn-in and How Do I Fix It?

    Rich
     
  8. Rich

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    If you want to get 4K content you don't have much choice.

    Rich
     
  9. Cavicchi

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    As an update, I found out the difference between inputs 1,4 and 2,3. The difference is 1 and 4 are 2K at 24, 30, and 60hz. 2 and 3 are 4K at 60hz and all are HDR.
     
  10. Cavicchi

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    DirecTV doesn't have genie support for 4K? I mean, record or stream with HR54 in 4K?

    I have a LG LCD with Matte screen and reflections are not a problem. But, of course, it's not 4K, just 1080P.

    You have a samsung OLED?
     
  11. Rich

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    Weird setup. The 54 records 4K content but that content needs to be sent to the TV by a client. But you can put the 54 on a TV and play all content but 4K content. The 17 has no ports for sending content to a TV, but it records 4K and you need a client to get that 4K to your TV set. Hopefully they will find a better way to do this. (I hope I got this paragraph right)

    Samsung makes QLED sets, no OLEDs. I have 3 Samsung 4K sets, don't see enough difference in PQ to buy a QLED set. Do the OLEDs come with those matte screens?

    Rich
     
  12. P Smith

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    DTV nave NO 4K HDMI output on ANY HR or HS models; only CLIENT C61k have UHD HDMI output !

    if you need one box - take Hopper 3 from dish ... with new subscription
     
  13. Cavicchi

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    No matte screens on any high quality set these days, not OLED or LED. Usually the high quality sets come with glossy screens. The Sony XBR X930 is semi gloss. LG OLEDs are Glossy.

    About Burn-in, read the comments in that last link you provided, "What causes...." I do play games on my PS4 Pro.

    I called DirecTV and spoke with technical support. Yes, I would need the C61K and it would cost me at least $100 dollars to upgrade. I am still under the 2-year contract so no bargaining chips :(
     
  14. Cavicchi

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    I'm still under 2-year contract with DirecTV, so not likely to switch.
     
  15. WestDC

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    The Hs-17 Does not direct connect to any TV -as it has NO HDMI port - C61K-700 has a 2.0 HDMI port and will connect to a 4K tv HDMI - it will set recording from the Hr54 and the Hr54 will send them to the C61K to viewed on the 4K tv.
     
  16. Cavicchi

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    Yes, I found that out talking to technical support. On DirecTV website looking at my equipment, it states HR54 and both minis are 4K. Of course, I now know that is false, but that is what is stated there.
     
  17. WestDC

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    Currently the C61K-700 is the only D* Receiver with a 2.0 HDMI port
     
  18. inkahauts

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    I’d suggest calling and complainin that you should have been given c61k units in the first place and that the web site says you can get 4K but you can’t.. talk to the retention people and see if you can get someone who will take care of you.
     
  19. Cavicchi

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    I'm still under 2-year contract. I agree they should do something because their website says my equipment supports 4K. I haven't purchased the 4K TV yet, planning to do that within a week or two.

    I called twice, first time customer service said my equipment is 4K. I called again and spoke with technical support and was told C61 K was needed.

    I don't think retention would work when I'm still under contract. What gets me madder is tech guy saying C61K would cost me at least 100 dollars--Solid Signal has it for 99 dollars.
     
  20. Rich

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    Sure it will. First thing you want to ask is, "How much will I be paying when I cancel my service?" Go into detail about that with the CSR. Then tell the CSR how upset you are and why you're upset. Go into detail again. They will do 'something'. This is not your fault.

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