Whats the point of Directv 4K?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by DSB, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. longhorn23

    longhorn23 Active Member

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    Well obviously if you don’t have a 4k tv, then there would be no reason to upgrade to 4k on Directv. 4k isn’t for everyone and most people are fine with HD. But I personally love 4k on Directv and it’s the only reason I switched to Directv in 2016.

     
  2. inkahauts

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    You’d gain plenty by simply upgrading your tv to a good to top end 4K tv with your system and stopping there. Even leaving alone the rest of your equipment would be a large improvement. I’d maybe add an Apple TV directly to the tv and be done. I wouldn’t swap your audio equipment at this time and except for a few things doesn’t seem DIRECTV carriers any 4K original content you couldn’t get off an appletv. A 4K Blu-ray would be great but it’s not necessary either. But I will say I won’t by any media unless it’s a 4K copy anymore with the blue ray and streaming version too.
     
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  3. SledgeHammer

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    Yup. A Panny plasma was great in its day. It's ancient tech now. You wouldn't even be able to sell it.

    Definitely not worth upgrading all your stuff if you are just looking at DirecTV as a source. Tons of 4K content is everywhere EXCEPT DirecTV. Streaming, UHD, etc.

    You missed the boat on 4K players though... you'll be paying a small fortune for a NIB Oppo 203 now.
     
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  4. slovell

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    Oppo is not the only game in town when it comes to 4k players. Pioneer has a very good one for less than $500.
     
  5. TheRatPatrol

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    Yeah I retired my Panny plasma to my office/work out room. Still works great though. :)
     
  6. SledgeHammer

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    Not if you want the best PQ & AQ. Granted, I wouldn't pay $2K for it, but I got mine when they in production, so I only pay the normal price. AVS Forums for the Pioneer still put the 203 as better and report bugs.
     
  7. slovell

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    The 203 is a fine player but there's no way I'd pay the inflated prices that people are asking for it. I've seen them advertised for over $2500 and with Oppo out of business, meaning questionable warranty coverage, It's just a no go for me.
     
  8. SledgeHammer

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    True dat. I wouldn't pay $2500 for it. If I was buying today, I'd probably go Panasonic DP-UB9000. Pioneer I'd probably go with the UDP-LX500. Between the two, I'd go for the Panny just based on looks since they're the same price. The Pioneer is a little bit more obnoxious with all the yellow/gold. If we're talking features, I'd still go Panny since it supports all 4 HDR formats vs the Pioneer only doing 2. And the Panny is THX if people still care about that lol. Plus AC wireless.
     
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  9. Andrew Sullivan

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    The 4K PQ broadcast on the Thursday Browns and Steelers game was excellent. Today (Saturday) college games include Navy and Notre Dame as well as Texas and Iowa State, and LSU and Ole Miss. I assume they will have a similar trio of games next Saturday as well as next Thursday's Colts at Texans.
    I'm not suggesting you jump to 4K just for sports but if you are contemplating a upgrade anyway now is a good time. Last night INXS: Concert, today, Culture Club.
     
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    Great program on channel 104 this evening about Volcanoes. Spectacular scenery.
     
  11. longhorn23

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    Agreed! I posted about this documentary a few months ago as well. I believe it says it was filmed with 8 cameras. Amazing 4k resolution and HDR! One of the best programs I’ve seen on the channel.
     
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