Dish vs directv 4K

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I am trying to decide between directv and. Dish for 4K
What are the major difference between the two for picture quality wise and the avaibilty of the 4K channels
What about the equipment for the 4K
Directv offer the genie 2 which can handle 2 4k streams and I am not sure about the dish system
What about the clients what are they like or preferred between the genie mini and the dish 4K joey
 
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but if you must, dish equipment is far ahead of directv imho, and i sub to directv
but directv has 3 4k channels
1 for pay stuff, 1 for sports, and 1 that shows random things
 
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I tried watching the Olympics in UHD with my Hopper3 on my UHD TV, but it required HDR, so I was unable to. Not sure if DirecTV had the same limitation or not. Either way, that suggests even UHD TVs won't get the latest UHD content going forward. Only UHD, HDR TVs will. IMHO, they would've been much better off just adding HDR to 1080p TVs. Many people cannot see UHD detail without sitting uncomfortably close to the TV.
 
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I tried watching the Olympics in UHD with my Hopper3 on my UHD TV, but it required HDR, so I was unable to. Not sure if DirecTV had the same limitation or not. Either way, that suggests even UHD TVs won't get the latest UHD content going forward. Only UHD, HDR TVs will. IMHO, they would've been much better off just adding HDR to 1080p TVs. Many people cannot see UHD detail without sitting uncomfortably close to the TV.

No, DIRECTV doesn't now require HDR in order to view 4K programming.
 
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I am just trying to future proof my self for the next two years or so and want to determine what would best over the next two years
 
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I agree the H3 is better then the HR54/HS17, but how important is that if you are planning for 4K programming and DIRECTV has shown that they have more 4K now and have much more bandwidth for 4K then Dish.
 
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I agree the H3 is better then the HR54/HS17, but how important is that if you are planning for 4K programming and DIRECTV has shown that they have more 4K now and have much more bandwidth for 4K then Dish.

But there's really not a lot of content to broadcast. AFAIK there are no regular 4K channels and very few special events. IMHO that's not likely to change much in the next two years.
 
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But there's really not a lot of content to broadcast. AFAIK there are no regular 4K channels and very few special events. IMHO that's not likely to change much in the next two years.
But what does Dish have now for 4K programming vs. DIRECTV that has one full tile, one PPV and one for live sports? DIRECTV has two channels this week for 4K coverage of The Masters, what are Dish’s plans for 4K coverage? What if HBO, FSN or ESPN fired up a 4K channel, does Dish have the bandwidth available to carry them?
 
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But what does Dish have now for 4K programming vs. DIRECTV that has one full tile, one PPV and one for live sports? DIRECTV has two channels this week for 4K coverage of The Masters, what are Dish’s plans for 4K coverage? What if HBO, FSN or ESPN fired up a 4K channel, does Dish have the bandwidth available to carry them?

Apparently they do. Dish recently broadcast the Olympics in 4K HDR and they have several 4K PPV titles.

Besides all that the Hopper 3 blows the Genie away. I've got both here and I guarantee that there's just no comparison other than they both play TV channels.
 
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I am just trying to future proof my self for the next two years or so and want to determine what would best over the next two years
My guess is your good for 2 years with dish.....I have read they dont have a plan or space if many channels would go 4k?...Direct has addressed the problem with bonding, but still havent implemented it.
 

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