ESPN's first 4k event ever!!

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I wonder if this is really 4K or upscaled 1080p like all the other football games to date. Fox didn't exactly make it widely known that their college games aren't really 4K so I wouldn't expect ESPN to be forthcoming with that information, either.
 

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I would think it's real since it says live native 4k. but you never know. Hopefully it's real 4k. Although I'll take anything over their 720p broadcasts which have looked awful to me. Not sure what ESPN's app uses but I was watching NFL primetime on ESPN+ via my apple tv. And it looks a lot sharper than what I usually see on ESPN via Directv. But no 5.1 sound though.
 

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I would think it's real since it says live native 4k. but you never know. Hopefully it's real 4k. Although I'll take anything over their 720p broadcasts which have looked awful to me. Not sure what ESPN's app uses but I was watching NFL primetime on ESPN+ via my apple tv. And it looks a lot sharper than what I usually see on ESPN via Directv. But no 5.1 sound though.
I've noticed a degradation in DTV's picture quality the last few months.
 

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I would think it's real since it says live native 4k. but you never know. Hopefully it's real 4k. Although I'll take anything over their 720p broadcasts which have looked awful to me. Not sure what ESPN's app uses but I was watching NFL primetime on ESPN+ via my apple tv. And it looks a lot sharper than what I usually see on ESPN via Directv. But no 5.1 sound though.
ESPN+ App picture quality is much brighter and sharper than DIRECTV, I have also notice a decrease in picture quality on DIRECTV lately.
 
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Well surprise surprise the "WORLD LEADER IN SPORTS" finally got off it's ### and is doing something in 4k.

So while this is good news to see.
But I'm shaking my head.
First their hype borders on invention of the wheel. and they they say "“After months of planning ......" IT WILL ONLY BE ON DIRECTV.

So screw you Dish 4k viewers or any other outlet.

Really good way to show your committment to US viewers.
After MONTHS of planning and testing they cut ONE deal with Samsung and Directv.

LAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nothing like NOT including everyone.

Since this news article is current it's pathetic that Dish, FIBOTV and cable companies aren't included.

And like many of you I will not be lied to twice.
Will wait to see if it's 100% REAL 4K HDR.
Or if ESPN is pulling a FOX and lying to America.

Just boggles the mind.
They plan for MONTHS and then offer it to ONE company.

Why the hell didn't they cut a deal with Netflix or Amazon for 4k streaming.
But it's ATYPICAL of the worthless disney corporation.

Let's hope this changes and lets everyone be able to come to the party.

bjf
 

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Well surprise surprise the "WORLD LEADER IN SPORTS" finally got off it's ### and is doing something in 4k.

So while this is good news to see.
But I'm shaking my head.
First their hype borders on invention of the wheel. and they they say "“After months of planning ......" IT WILL ONLY BE ON DIRECTV.

So screw you Dish 4k viewers or any other outlet.

Really good way to show your committment to US viewers.
After MONTHS of planning and testing they cut ONE deal with Samsung and Directv.

LAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nothing like NOT including everyone.

Since this news article is current it's pathetic that Dish, FIBOTV and cable companies aren't included.

And like many of you I will not be lied to twice.
Will wait to see if it's 100% REAL 4K HDR.
Or if ESPN is pulling a FOX and lying to America.

Just boggles the mind.
They plan for MONTHS and then offer it to ONE company.

Why the hell didn't they cut a deal with Netflix or Amazon for 4k streaming.
But it's ATYPICAL of the worthless disney corporation.

Let's hope this changes and lets everyone be able to come to the party.

bjf
I wouldn't expect them to come to an agreement with ANY streaming companies seeing they have thier own streaming company.
 

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I wouldn't expect them to come to an agreement with ANY streaming companies seeing they have thier own streaming company.
The article says exactly the opposite of your post.
They DID cut a deal with Directv ONLY.

You are obviously wrong based on this article from yesterday.
So you didn't read the article posted as the first post in this thread.
I guess not.

bjf
 

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The article says exactly the opposite of your post.
They DID cut a deal with Directv ONLY.

You are obviously wrong based on this article from yesterday.
So you didn't read the article posted as the first post in this thread.
I guess not.

bjf
Directv is not a Streaming company.
Except for thier sorry excuse of a streaming try of D*

I am obviously NOT wrong, seeing no where in that article did they say they were agreeing to do anything with any streaming companies.
 

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Directv is not a Streaming company.
Except for thier sorry excuse of a streaming try of D*

I am obviously NOT wrong, seeing no where in that article did they say they were agreeing to do anything with any streaming companies.
Dish network and major cable companies are not streaming companies and are NOT included.
Only deal is with Directv. The article in this thread a the top is my reference. No idea what you are going on about.

Nor am I interested in some endless arguement with your various posts.
No time to waste on nonsense.

bjf
 

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Dish network and major cable companies are not streaming companies and are NOT included.
Only deal is with Directv. The article in this thread a the top is my reference. No idea what you are going on about.

Nor am I interested in some endless arguement with your various posts.
No time to waste on nonsense.

bjf
It sounded like you were annoyed because no streaming companies were included ... but thats not it, your annoyed because they made a deal with D* only ...

Blame that on them, not D*.
 

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Another interesting thing when looking at the guide hours ahead ...
None of them showed in HDR ... until you get up to the actual game cell ...
That said, it doesn't look like the Florida / LSU game is in HDR, the others are listed in the Info section as being as well as the guide cell .
 

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