Upgrading To 4K

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  1. Jul 5, 2016 #1 of 76
    Justin23

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    Hello. Been awhile since I've been on here.

    Just bought an LG OLED55B6P 4K TV and am looking to upgrade my equipment so I can watch 4K content on D*.

    Current setup for where the new TV is going is an HR34.

    I tried to do some searches on here and on the D* website, and still have a few questions:

    - With my current setup the only way I can get 4K is to have a Genie Mini C61K?

    - If I don't want to get a Genie Mini C61K, does D* allow for swapping out my HR34 for an HR54 now that my TV can display 4K content?

    - My LG OLED55B6P isn't listed on the D* website as one of the 4K Ready TV's. Since this model is so new, has their list not been updated recently?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Jul 5, 2016 #2 of 76
    MysteryMan

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    A HR54 Genie is necessary for 4K with DIRECTV Ready HDTVs. If your LG OLED55B6P isn't DIRECTV Ready you'll also need a C61k.
     
  3. Jul 5, 2016 #3 of 76
    Justin23

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    Thanks for the quick response.

    Forgive this ignorant question...is the setup the HR54 + C61K on the 4KTV, or is the HR54 located elsewhere in my house and the C61K is only on the 4KTV?
     
  4. Jul 5, 2016 #4 of 76
    peds48

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    It can be both ways. But if you have more than one tv then is recommended to install the 54 on another TV.


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  5. Jul 5, 2016 #5 of 76
    MysteryMan

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    Was away from my PC. Do what peds48 recommends.
     
  6. Jul 5, 2016 #6 of 76
    Justin23

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    Does the Genie need to be installed where the router is? Or would they install the C61K in that location?

    The room that currently has my Genie and will have my 4KTV is the one that we have the router located at.

    Sorry for the questions, I'm trying to make this as easy on me as possible for when the tech comes out.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2016 #7 of 76
    peds48

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    the genie can be anywhere. If is out of WiFi range then a broadband DECA can be install for internet connectivity. The C61K must be installed at the 4K TV.


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  8. slatimer72

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    I am thinking of upgrading so you have to have an hr54 in the chain to get 4k correct? I currently have an hr34 and was told it would be $300 bucks to get the hr54.

    I only have one 4k tv so wouldn't I hook the hr54 up directly to my 4k tv so the dvr response playlist is the fastest? But since the hr54 doesn't output 4k then I need a 4k mini attached to it even tho my TV is on the list that is 4k ready.
     
  9. peds48

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    correct. You would connect the C61K to toy 4K TV and install the genie on another television. If you TV is Directv ready (RVU ready) then you can use that instead of th3 DirecTV client.


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  10. WestDC

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    The Hr54 Does NOT output 4k over HDMI connection (REASON) hdmi port is 1.4 - The C6!K is only D* Product today that has a HDMI port that is 2.0/2.2 Compliant. over HDMI output.

    Place the HR54 anywhere in your House on a NON-4k tv and then connect the C61K to the 4K tv(read the TV manul to find out which hdmi port on the TV is HDMI 2.0/2.2 not all are so hook the HDMI cable to that port and your good to go.

    When you call Say You want to upgrade to 4K service -that should get the ball rolling
     
  11. slatimer72

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    so I can't install the hr54 and c61k on my only 4k tv?
     
  12. lparsons21

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    You can, but only the c61 will output 4K.


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  13. slatimer72

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    my main reason for asking if I can have them both attached to my 4k TV is I assume there will be some lag on the hr54 if I place it in the other room. Seems like my recordings from my other dvrs are a little slow on fast forward and rewind now
     
  14. slatimer72

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    so whats the trick to getting the hr54 because every time I call they tell me its $300.
     
  15. peds48

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    you can't just request a 54, if you have a 4K TV, and older Genie would be replaced with a 54 once you finalize a 4K upgrade


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  16. slatimer72

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    yep I tried to upgrade today and they said it would cost $299 lol.
     
  17. eeter

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    I have the H54 and planning to get an LG 4k tv DTV compatible (65UH6550). Can I hook it myself to the H54 without DTV getting involved ..will I get ch 104, 105 in 4K or I need some activation with a monthly fee? I have the ultimate package

    Thanks
     
  18. peds48

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    Yes, you will need to call DirecTV and add your 4K TVU as an RVU client to your Genie. This has a monthly fee of $7.00 a month. Keep in mind that you need to either hard wire or your 4K Tv either via Ethernet cable or a broadband DECA, WiFi does not work for RVU.

    Once the TV is "activated" you will get all the CURRENT 4K channels. For any future linear 4K channels you will need a reverse band LNB if you don't already have one
     
  19. slatimer72

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    and believe or not they will charge you $99 for the 4k mini genie...but of course they were gonnna throw that in for free for me if I paid 300 for the hr54.
     
  20. dpeters11

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    Just make sure the one you get is DirecTV compatible. I don't know if I'm a special case, but I have an LG EG9600, which is listed as compatible but my particular revision is not (newer revision, not older oddly enough).
     

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