Hopper3 - 4k?

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Does the actual Hopper3 have 4K output? Unless i missed it, the only reference to 4K i ever see is when mentioning Joeys
 

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Scott Greczkowski Hi. For the 4K coming out of the H3, I thought aside from the true 4K content that is labeled, that the H3 upscales the other non-4K HD content. Is this correct? I am very familiar with all the tech stuff, but we just bought a Sony 4K TV last night. The newer 850D that's supposed to do some better upscaling than others. While the picture at 55" compared to our prior 42" HD TV is great I noticed that when I look at the source type on the Sony TV banner it shows 1080.

Hoping to get a bit of knowledge here on how the H3 spits out 4k and maybe what a 4K TV sees to display. Like if it sees a 1080 label on the incoming H3 video the TV will upscale it as well (as if it is being "double" upscaled which I don't think is a real thing!).

Thanks!
 

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The Hopper3 outputs 4k HDR from 4k VOD and 4k Netflix (also some 4k was available from NBC Olympic coverage). At present all other Dish output is 1080. Your TV will upscale it to a sharper picture. Cable and OTA 4k linear channels do not exist yet.
 
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The Hopper 3 does NOT upscale to 4k. It will output 1080 if that is what you set it at and 4k only when a true 4k source.
 
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Big thanks! For some reason the upscaling of other content stuck in my head. Normally I jump pretty quickly into new tech but our Sony HD TVs we bought years ago were still perfect so I decided to wait until now. When prices for pretty good TV's have come waaay down.

Actually, the Sony 850D will be going on sale at Best Buy at $100 less than their current sale price on Black Friday, so even more saving and I jumped on it (to avoid those #$%^& long lines or no stock). Spent weeks mulling over different options and so far I love it. Just have to spend some time over the weekend monkeying around with the settings. But the standard out-of-the-box default isn't all that bad.

Have a great weekend!
 

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On the 850D For Dish's 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4, you need to set the HDMI input you have the H3 connected to 'Enhanced format' (under 'External inputs' menu). Then you will get 4K and the 850D will upscale non 4K to near 4K.
 

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