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Old 08-18-2016, 06:57 PM   #1  
How can anyone watch standard def?
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Default New to DirectTV with new Sony 4K question...

We just divorced our former Cable provider and started with DirecTV today. A question about picture resolution: Installer set the Genie setting to 1080i and said it was the highest one. We just bought a Sony XBR65X930D which is 4K.

Is the 1080i the proper setting and is there something else I should be tweaking? It may be my imagination but it doesn't seem to be quite right.

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Old 08-18-2016, 10:06 PM   #2  
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I have last years Sony model and it took me a little bit to dfind the best picture settings

try this
http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x930d/settings

also direct tv does offer 4k boxes that have some native 4k programming give them a call and see what is available for you.
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:40 AM   #3  
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I have last years Sony model and it took me a little bit to dfind the best picture settings

try this
http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x930d/settings

also direct tv does offer 4k boxes that have some native 4k programming give them a call and see what is available for you.
Thanks, appreciate the reply/tips. Will start there.
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Old 08-20-2016, 11:06 AM   #4  
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If you don't have 4K, then 1080i/p is the correct setting. There are no broadcast or "cable" channels using 1080p except for some PPV movies. Your TV will upscale to 4K.
There is limited 4K live and PPV programming, but for that you would need a 4K setup. That means an HR54, and either a C61K genie client or a DirecTV 4K compatible RVU TV. If your TV is DirecTV 4K compatible, and you had it before you signed for DireCTV, you might possibly have got this setup free.
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Old 10-08-2016, 12:58 AM   #5  
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There are no broadcast or "cable" channels using 1080p except for some PPV movies. agree. i dont know why but running the HDMI cable into my Yamaha receiver then into my Samsung 4k tv it will let me pick the option in resolutions of 1080p.
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I may be "out to lunch" on DTV and 4K, but this is what I seem to see. I have a LG Oled 4K set and I've only been with DTV for about 1 1/2 months now. Almost all the 4K content seems to be downloaded before I can view it. The one exception was the recent Olympics where there was some 4K programing that was live with didn't impress me too much. As I remember, it appears that there was some frame skipping and a little bit of depixelation.

I have my set plumbed to the internet via hard wire (ethernet) and the 4K shows I watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Youtube are all streaming via my up-to 100Mbps internet. If DTV would stream their 4K content if this avenue was available to their subscribers, I think it would be better than downloading from their satellite.
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