HR54/C61K Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jclangston, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. CraigerM

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    It looks like my 1080p is about to go out and I am going to get a 4k TV but I hope it lasts until the CES 2017 models come out. Does AT&T offer free upgrades to the HR-54 and C61k? and 4k dish or do they still charge for it? I wonder if getting a 4k RVU TV would be better than the client box and if the 4k and HD PQ would be the same on either one? Thanks.
     
  2. MysteryMan

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    If you have the Protection Plan you're eligible for a free upgrade every two years.
     
  3. CraigerM

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    Cool, got that. Thanks. However I wonder if I should let the 4k TV upconvert until the rumored new 4k server comes out?
     
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    If you have a 4K TV in hand or nearly so, I wouldn't wait for a rumored server, which may or may not up-convert an HD signal. Besides, I think the Tvs do the heavy lifting on that score.

    I am waiting for my plasma to sputter....
     
  5. CraigerM

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    The only thing I would like is if they did a server that outputted to 4k over HDMI. Or is their future still to have the client only output to 4k?

    Just curious can the HR-54 be used as a Deca Adapter with a 4k RVU TV?
     
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  6. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Not quite sure what you mean by a Deca adapter but, yes, the HR-54 can hook up to a DIRECTV enabled RVU TV
     
  7. pjs344

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    4k is still in its infancy and the 4k system that will eventually be used is not set in stone yet. So if your into challenges with getting your 4k tv to work and the lack of programming for it. Then stick with 4K TV other wise stick with the reliable HDTV and the infant available programming.
     
  8. MysteryMan

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    What exactly are these challenges with getting a 4K Ultra HDTV to work you speak of? Last July I upgraded to a Sony XBR-55X900C 4K Ultra HDTV. The only challenge it presented was getting it out of the box. Initial set up was quick and easy. Through the years I've always needed to have my high end HDTVs professionally calibrated. Not so with todays high end 4K Ultra HDTVs. A few minor adjustments and you're good to go. Other's have stated this about their 4K sets too. Today's 4K sets also do a marvelous job upscaling. As for programing, there's DIRECTV's three 4K channels, streaming, and a host of physical media that can be played with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players. 4K may be in it's infancy but the flood gates have been opened.
     
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  9. drpjr

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    Have they got the C61K audio drop outs and inability to connect to 4k channels bugs solidly worked out? A few weeks ago I sent mine back because they couldn't get it to work. Per second level tech support: known issues with no current timeline for being fixed.
     
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    No, both issues continue.
     
  11. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Only one small point of reference, only three days experience, but no problems with my new Sammy 4K and C61K. Set up was a piece of cake for both the TV and the Genie client.
     
  12. P Smith

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    Just before questioning "is something changed , is new FW fixed it? " look in advance at www.redh.com/dtv FW table if your C61k got new version of FW

    Obviously, if you have old version, you shouldn't expect any changes.
     
  13. Fab55

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    Not sure how current that site is. My HR54-200 is on 0xCA9, redh.com has it listed as 0x0C5A.

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  14. compnurd

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    That generally indicates a staggered release... If you click on the HR for there.. you will see CA9 is pushing at night.. and 0C5A is pushing during day light
     
  15. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    WHAT ?!

    IT'S ONLINE MONITORING SITE, IN REAL TIME !
     
  16. drpjr

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    I'm jealous. What model Sammy?

    It was current when I sent it back. I'll try again when success is more widespread.
     
  17. Laxguy

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    It's a 43" 7000 series smallest I can get not at home now for more specific number.
     
  18. compnurd

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    Looks like 91c may be staggering for the c61k
     
  19. DarkNeo

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    Got these receivers installed yesterday, all working great. Though in the c61k the GUI appears a little blurry.

    The big issue I'm having is when I tune to a 4k channel and then back to a normal HD channel the picture goes blank and it stops sending video to my TV.
     
  20. peds48

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    Check to see if your TV has any update available


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