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Old 03-11-2016, 05:41 PM   #1  
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Default Direct TV and 4k UHD

http://www./directv-to-begin-uhd-broadcasting/

I thought this would be exciting for the Directv people. Come the Masters, report back with the picture quality on your 4k UHD TV's.

Sounds inviting and may have to return back to.....?????? BUT...I'll have to buy a TV first.

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The link above didn't work, but the one below does.

http://www./forum/286-latest-industr...ext-month.html

That link says the following which is disturbing since I don't think I have that package and not about to upgrade without a lot more 4K content.

"You'll also need to subscribe to DirecT's Ultimate or Premier packages."
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Yes, wait for a whole lot more content! I'm waiting on that b/4 I buy a 4K, UHD TV. At least Direct TV/ATT is looking ahead as maybe in a couple/3 years, it will might be the norm. They have the satellite that will do just that.

Perhaps, that is why ATT acquired them and be a 4K captive market with Directv?
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:56 AM   #4  
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[ is it free like O,t,a, because I had dish&Directv when it rains It go's outQUOTE=teetertotter;1394085]Yes, wait for a whole lot more content! I'm waiting on that b/4 I buy a 4K, UHD TV. At least Direct TV/ATT is looking ahead as maybe in a couple/3 years, it will might be the norm. They have the satellite that will do just that.

Perhaps, that is why ATT acquired them and be a 4K captive market with Directv?[/QUOTE]
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While I don't know all the in's and out's about 4K, I recently put a dent in my in my checking account by buying an LG OLED 65" 4K set. With the "upscaling" or whatever they call it, the picture seems better than the HD Samsung I "food changed". All I can say about the picture is WOW. Never saw blacks so black before, but then I've never owned a plasma.

I see a lot of 4K sets in the $1000-$2000 range also and I probably would have been happy with one of those instead of my OLED model.

I'm still sitting on the fence in regards to coming back to DTV as I refuse to buy one until DTV gets off their ass and offers the PAC-12 network. That's the only reason I switched to dish 33 months ago. During this time, every time I've asked DTV about this, I get their standard "any day now".

At this moment, Costco is offering DTV at a good price along with a $300 cash card so I'm tempted to switch, but so far am holding my ground.

Re actual 4K content, supposedly Netflix is offering it on limited programming ("House of Cards"). I've only seen one episode so far and don't see any great difference. My Netflix is plumbed via Frontier ethernet directly into my new LG set. So far I don't see where I can determine if I'm truly getting a 4K signal from Netflix.

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4k Netflix requires an upgraded Netflix account ($12.99)/month vs $8.99. Also there is YouTube content that is 4k.
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There's no sign of DirecTV doing PAC-12 because it seems there is no sign of the PAC-12 changing their position on pricing.
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