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Single (new) 4K TV - What do I need for 4K?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by tivoreno, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. tivoreno

    tivoreno AllStar

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    Just bought a new OLED 4k TV. Currently have a HR44 connected to it. What do I need to get 4K on this TV?
     
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  2. trh

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    A Roku, Fire TV or Apple TV would be the easiest, possibly the cheapest and has the most 4K programming.

    To upgrade your DIRECTV equipment, you'll need to either upgrade to an HR54 with a C61K for the 4K TV or an HS17 with C61K for that TV plus minies for all your other receivers.
     
  3. tivoreno

    tivoreno AllStar

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    So, your reply seems to confirm the conclusion I've come to reading around: The HR54 will not support 4K to a connected TV. I wonder what DirecTV will charge me for a HR54 plus C61K for a single TV? I do have 1 other TV, but no way to connect a DVR to it (RVU, on a wall).
     
  4. dod1450

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    Another option if your TV has the RVU application. Make sure your TV is hard wire to your network.
     
  5. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    The two boxes (HR54 and C61K) could be free. But it will be considered an upgrade and it will come with a 2-year commitment. If you only have the HR44 right now, you'll get an additional $7 per month for the second box.

    The HS17 is a headless unit. You place that someplace in your house and connect a C61K downstream on your new 4K TV and you'll be good to go.

    But you'll have to call them to find out what your upgrade costs would be.
     
  6. reubenray

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    Being there is not a lot of 4K programming on Directv you may want to look into streaming if you have a decent internet service. I use Vudu and Amazon Prime for my 4K fix. Plus these two charge less than Directv for 4K movies. If you are interested in sports in 4K then Directv will work.
     
  7. Rich

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    Our fifth 4K set will be delivered today and we don't have a D* 4K setup on any of them. Not enough 4K content at this time. Meanwhile on NetFlix and Amazon Prime there is quite a bit of 4K content. Your set is gonna upscale so well you won't be searching for 4K content...at least that's what happened here.

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    OLED this time? :D
     
  9. compnurd

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    After the 2015 Samsung Firmware debacle i will never buy another again.. It seems also they just screwed a bunch of people again with the new one connect upgrade box
     
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  10. Rich

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    I have a self-imposed $2,000 limit on TV sets. Not an OLED. Samsung NU8000 65". Better the devil you know.

    Rich
     
  11. 242424

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    65" LG OLED's are right at 2K if you search around.
     
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    When I began the whole 4K thing I had a bad experience with an LG 4K set, not an OLED. Also had an unexpected bad experience with another major brand. Found the Samsungs with the 240 refresh rate did what I wanted with no hassle. Again, better the devil you know...in my opinion.

    Rich
     
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