Was wondering if anyone knows if Dish has 4K programming or when they plan to add it.
Unfortunately, not much 4k. A
couple of channels, some on demand, and some Netflix.
What's available on DTV is nowhere near enough to give up a Hopper3 for the crappy HR54/C61 arrangement.
Agree 100%, but the announcement of the additional FOX Sports content in 4K on DirecTV at least made me stop and think about it for a minute. (Specifically the mention of NASCAR 4K, to be honest)
We have quite the conundrum between Dish and DirecTV in terms of 4K. Dish has the killer 4K hardware but disappointingly little 4K programming (and seems apathetic as far as adding any more content), yet DirecTV has tons of 4K content, both linear and VOD, but a crap hardware solution for watching 4K (and seems apathetic as far as coming up with better hardware any time soon).
great pointThis is very true. And the announcement that DirecTV will be showing specific English Premier League games in 4k, while Dish still has the EPL extra channels in SD only. I really thought that after Dish made the 8PSK conversion a year and a half ago on western arc that we would see Dish round out their HD offerings as well as add some basic 4k linear content, or at least a channel that would be dedicated to 4k that would be turned on when there was live content. Since that 8PSK conversion, we have had the RSN's go in HD 16 hours a day instead of just game time, and added some 5-6 HD channels, most being in the Latino packages, and a temporary 4k channel for the Olympics. I really thought we would have seen quite a bit more including the RSN's 24/7, the EPL alt channels go HD, ESPN alts in HD for football season, some popular standard channels added in HD, and add more of the premiums in HD. With 4k, I really thought we would have a dedicated 4k channel that would show content live in 4k when it is available, and the rest of the time either replaying the events in 4k or have a 4k movie playing.
But I agree - I don't have a hopper, I have VIP211k - and even the VIP receivers work so much better than when I have used the DirecTV receivers at friends houses.
Once again to defend Dish, there is not one channel ( Broadcast or Cable ) that that has a 4K version of it's channel and there is not even a rumor of doing so.
The only channel except for special events in 4K is DirecTV's channel which they produce themselves and from what I understand is not much new content.
Besides lots of 4K programming on Netflix, there's also lots of great stuff on You Tube as well.