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New OLED TV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by bill18163, Nov 9, 2018 at 6:07 PM.

  1. bill18163

    bill18163 New Member

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    I have a LG OLED65B8PUA TV being delivered shortly. It's a 4K TV. My DirecTV module is a HR44-500. Will my DirecTV module be able to send a signal to my new TV that will allow it to work at it's best? Will I need any special kind of HDMI cable? Any help would be apricated since I know absolutely nothing about this sort of thing. Thanks!
     
  2. jimmie57

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    Welcome to the forum.
    No, the 44 will not send 4k content to your new TV. It will send the same signals you are sending it now and your TV will upconvert those to 4k before it puts it on your screen. I have had a 4k tv for 2 years now and do not send it the 4k signal.

    To get 4k signal you must have a 54 or the new HS17.
     
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    Call D* and see if you are eligible for a 4k upgrade.
    That will include a new reverse band lnb (not necessary now but get it anyway), an HR54, and a C61k for your 4k set.
    Have the C61k installed where your 4k set is and put the HR54 on another set.
     
  5. Rich

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    Not much 4K content on D* yet. Lots of 4K content on video streaming services such as NetFlix and Amazon Prime. Your new set will upscale everything so well you won't believe it. We have four 4K sets and we don't have a D* 4K setup. Not enough 4K content to go thru that.

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  6. the2130

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    Does anyone know what kind of audio outputs these 4k TV's have? I have a device for my hearing aids that connects to the analog audio outputs on my HDTV and feeds the sound to my hearing aids via a Bluetooth device I wear. I'm considering upgrading to a 4k TV, but I need it to work with my Compilot (that's the name of the Bluetooth device).
     
  7. jimmie57

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    Have you tried plugging the device into the analog outputs on your DTV receiver ?
     
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    I have 3 LG OLED's (a 55" and 65" from 2017 and a 77" inch bought this year). I have not upgraded to 4K on DirecTV simply because I do not want another 2 year commitment and there is not enough content on DirecTV for me to jump.
    The LG's do Dolby Vision and I recommend you get the Vudu app for streaming movies. They stream in 4K and DV and the picture will blow you away.
     
  9. the2130

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    Haven't tried that, but it's worth checking.
     
  10. jimmie57

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    Might be a problem with this if you device does not have it's own volume control because there is none from the DTV receivers.
     
  11. Rich

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    Would it be possible to make bluetooth hearing aids? Would that solve the problem? I know zip about hearing aids.

    Rich
     
  12. jimmie57

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    I would think that they already make them. BluTooth is in almost everything now.
     
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    Guess that wouldn't solve his problem, huh?


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  14. Delroy E Walleye

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    D to A converter that plugs into the optical output of the TV, with analog RCA jacks on it should solve analog audio needs.

    I've been using one since I had no other choice (no analog outputs on modern devices) for my "vintage" AVR. Worked on the LG plasma and now on the LG OLED.

    It also solved audio synch and ground loop problems I was having getting the sound signals separately from the DVR in another room.

    (Just have to make sure to set optical output of the TV to PCM before using.)

    I don't have the link anymore but jimmie57 had found it for me in another thread a couple of years ago or so.
     
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    I have the same type of device but I have to use the digital audio instead of analog. My hearing aid bluetooth can do either analog or digital but my TV does not have analog outputs.
     
  16. the2130

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    That sounds like what I need - a D to A converter. My device is Bluetooth, but its base unit has only an analog input to connect to the TV. The remote hangs on my neck and also serves as a wireless headset for my smartphone. I just started looking into getting a 4k TV, but I'm pretty sure they only have digital audio outputs. I may need to consult with my audiologist to see if they have a solution.
     
  17. the2130

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    I looked at the specs on a new Samsung 75" TV. It has Bluetooth wireless audio streaming to a compatible set of headphones, so I may be able to connect the remote for my hearing aids to it directly. When I look at some new TVs, I'll be sure to test it out before I buy anything.
     
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  18. Rich

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    Ah. There are Bluetooth hearing aids. Answers that question. So, you just set the TV for Bluetooth and pair it with the hearing aid? That simple?

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    My hearing aids are not bluetooth but there is a device that you buy that hooks to your TV through one of the sound inputs on the TV. Then I have a device that you put around your neck like a necklace that pairs with the device hooked to the TV via bluetooth. The sound is sent from the TV through the box to the bluetooth device you are wearing that then sends the sound to your hearing aids. There may be actual bluetooth hearing aids that don't need the box and the device you wear but not mine.
     
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  20. the2130

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    That's exactly how my hearing aids work. So I should be able to connect directly to the TV via Bluetooth instead of connecting the base station to the sound outputs on the TV.
     

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