Is 4K output native to Hopper3, or do I need a 4K Joey?

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  1. Mar 8, 2019 #1 of 16
    Mackey Bloom

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    Does the Hopper3 have a native 4K device output (via the HDMI), or do I need a 4K Joey?

    DirecTV DVR 'main unit' does not have 4K as native direct-connect output, and requires a 4K wired receiver box. Not a prime solution for what I wish to do.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2019 #2 of 16
    James Long

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    The Hopper 3 has 4K HDR output. One can add 4K Joeys for additional TVs ... the 4K Joeys are limited to non-HDR 4K.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2019 #3 of 16
    FarmerBob

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    Really. How do you get it? Granted I have seen it once or twice, but I get nothing consistent.
     
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    James Long

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    How do you get what? There is not a lot of 4K content on DISH. Not everything is in HDR (but there has been enough HDR to annoy people with 4K Joeys).
     
  5. Mar 9, 2019 #5 of 16
    P Smith

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    it does
     
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    P Smith

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    nope, it is not a receiver, but a client eg "a mini" in terms of DTV
     
  7. Mar 9, 2019 #7 of 16
    Jim5506

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    The Hopper with Sling, AKA H2 could out put 4K with the addition of a 4K Joey, but the 4K Joey was and still is non-HDR.

    The Hopper 3 has native 4K HDR out put via HDMI and can have 4k (non-HDR) Joey's attached for satellite 4k TV's.

    ALL Joey's are clients of the Hopper, use the Hoppers tuners, internet and hard drive for all video sourcing.

    A Joey alone will keep you door open.
     
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    James Long

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    It may stop one from closing, but the ones I have are fairly light and wouldn't do much unless wedged somehow. :)
     
  9. Mar 9, 2019 #9 of 16
    P Smith

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    and there is Super Joey … does it have UHD output ?
     
  10. James Long

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    No. What is super about the Super Joey is having two tuners, not 4K.
    (A Hopper is still required. Hopper 2000 or Hopper w/Sling plus Super Joey equals five tuners.)
     
  11. P Smith

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    is a new UHD SJ model coming ?
     
  12. James Long

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    Not that I know of. DISH's path forward for those who need multiple tuners is the Hopper 3. The Super Joey served its purpose adding a couple of tuners to a system with a Hopper 2000 or Hopper w/Sling (being one step short of adding a second Hopper and having six tuners). Once the Hopper 3 was introduced the need for Super Joeys was reduced.
     
  13. TheRatPatrol

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    Can HDR be added to the Joeys with a software update?
     
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    Have you seen any posts about adding 4K to Joeys?
     
  15. James Long

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    DISH already sells a 4K Joey. However there is no HDR on the 4K Joey.
     
  16. P Smith

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    probably due to low power CPU in it, cannot handle complicated processing like HDR, HLG, DV, etc
     

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