Hopper 3 Picture Quality 1080p HDTV

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  1. Matdawg86

    Matdawg86 Topic Starter Member

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    I am upgrading to a Hopper 3 but do not have a 4K or UHD TV. Just a Samsung 1080p HDTV. I'm just curious as to how the picture quality is on 1080p HDTV compared to the Hopper 2. Anyone?

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    Bobby Publican Supporting Founder

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    Picture looks just fine on my 1080p TV from my H3. It might actually look slightly better than H1 that was replaced.
     
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    The Hopper does not up-convert so you are getting the same picture resolution as the Hopper 2 receiver, that is 480I, 720P or 1080I depending on what the channel is displaying. You can't set it to send only 1080P for example. There are usually a few PPV movies that can be ordered with 1080P and then the receiver will send a 1080P signal otherwise there is no 4K or 1080P channels that DISH has. Depending on what 4K TV someone has the picture from the Hopper 3 could look better on a 1080P TV than a 4K TV until there is 4K material. That's because the TV does the up-converting to 4K and some TV's do a better job than others.
    If you had a 4K TV and used the 4K Netflix app on the Hopper then the Hopper 3 would display a better picture on a 4K TV than a Hopper 2 could.
     
  4. scottk52

    scottk52 SatelliteGuys Family

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    Also you get 1080p Netflix if you are a subscriber. I would add the 1080i feed is just OK for regular viewing

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