Question about 4K channel 540-1

fmj77

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Family
Jan 22, 2017
119
97
Western North Carolina
Should this channel show up on my channel guide even when nothing is broadcasting? I have set the channel guide on my Hopper 3 to display all channels, but 540-1 is not there.
 

charlesrshell

SatelliteGuys Crazy
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Jan 14, 2006
8,686
3,517
O'Fallon, IL
Should this channel show up on my channel guide even when nothing is broadcasting? I have set the channel guide on my Hopper 3 to display all channels, but 540-1 is not there.
I have channel 540, 540-01, 02, & 03.
 
Last edited:

cosmo_kramer

Master of my Domain
Pub Member / Supporter
Oct 13, 2005
20,758
15,700
41.605N, -72.879W
Should this channel show up on my channel guide even when nothing is broadcasting? I have set the channel guide on my Hopper 3 to display all channels, but 540-1 is not there.
Is it a 4K capable set and defined as one in the Hopper settings?
 

HobbyTalk

SatelliteGuys Pro
Sep 4, 2007
409
187
SW Florida
Yes, it is set to 4K. Is there a minimum programming package that I need to subscribe to in order to get 4K?

Equipment
You'll need to have:

A Hopper 3 receiver or a 4K Joey paired to a Hopper 3
For the best viewing experience in 4K, you'll also want:

A 4K TV
An HDMI cable (either from DISH, or your own HDMI 2.0 or higher cable)
Programming

Subscribe to a qualifying package:
America's Top 120 or up
Latino Max
National Action Pack
Int'l: World
 

CyberSpock

SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 8, 2017
356
310
US
I don't have a 4k set hooked to my Hopper 3 so I can't see this for myself. Is 4K on chanel 540 interlaced? I asked because the signal reported by the TV from the Hopper is interlaced for all other channels.

Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
 

Jim5506

SatelliteGuys Master
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Oct 19, 2004
7,141
1,766
Lubbock, Texas
I was able to watch the 4K channel on my old Hitachi RPCRT 1080i TV, so it does not require a 4K TV to watch channel 540-1.

I don't remember the sequence but all you need to do is do a couple of button presses and the screen that tells you you need a 4K TV goes away and the picture and sound are there, slightly washed out but watchable.

Now that I have a 4K TV I can't experiment with it myself any more.

Somewhere in the Satellite Guys discussions are several descriptions of how to watch channel 540-1 on a non 4k TV.

All you really have to have is a programming package that allows you to view that channel, I believe it is AT120, maybe AT200.
 
  • Like
Reactions: TheKrell

crodrules

The Happy Pessimist
Pub Member / Supporter
Jun 14, 2014
6,211
4,641
North Central Ohio
...
All you really have to have is a programming package that allows you to view that channel, I believe it is AT120, maybe AT200.
I still don't understand why such a high package is required. Since all of the 4K events originate from Fox, you would think that all you would need is a subscription to local channels, regardless of which basic package you have.
 
  • Like
Reactions: fmj77

Bobby

Publican
Supporting Founder
Lifetime Supporter
Sep 7, 2003
59,719
12,723
Rohnert Park, CA
I still don't understand why such a high package is required. Since all of the 4K events originate from Fox, you would think that all you would need is a subscription to local channels, regardless of which basic package you have.
Most of the 4K sporting events are on FS1, not this weekend though, and you need to have a package that includes that channel.
 

crodrules

The Happy Pessimist
Pub Member / Supporter
Jun 14, 2014
6,211
4,641
North Central Ohio
Most of the 4K sporting events are on FS1, not this weekend though, and you need to have a package that includes that channel.
Oh, okay. I was confused by the chart in the other thread...
...showing that all of the Dish 4K events were from Fox. Also, there was your comment later in that thread:
None the less what I answered was that ESPN does have 4K when Don in CT said it doesn’t exist. We sometimes see 4K sports from Fox, not FS1 or FS2, on our channel 540. There is no difference here. To answer half of Allen’s question we don’t have any ESPN 4K events because DISH doesn’t have a contract with Disney, ESPN’s owner to do so.
 

Bobby

Publican
Supporting Founder
Lifetime Supporter
Sep 7, 2003
59,719
12,723
Rohnert Park, CA
Oh, okay. I was confused by the chart in the other thread...
...showing that all of the Dish 4K events were from Fox. Also, there was your comment later in that thread:
I’m talking historically. The last few years were far away more FS1 than Fox. I know that specifically because I watched most of those games in 4K by streaming FS1 on my Apple TV. The picture was simply better than the one I got from DISH.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Foxbat

jackson85

SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 13, 2012
188
63
Robinson, Illinois, United States

Equipment
You'll need to have:

A Hopper 3 receiver or a 4K Joey paired to a Hopper 3
For the best viewing experience in 4K, you'll also want:

A 4K TV
An HDMI cable (either from DISH, or your own HDMI 2.0 or higher cable)
Programming

Subscribe to a qualifying package:
America's Top 120 or up
Latino Max
National Action Pack
Int'l: World
My Vizio 4K UHD is

Equipment
You'll need to have:

A Hopper 3 receiver or a 4K Joey paired to a Hopper 3
For the best viewing experience in 4K, you'll also want:

A 4K TV
An HDMI cable (either from DISH, or your own HDMI 2.0 or higher cable)
Programming

Subscribe to a qualifying package:
America's Top 120 or up
Latino Max
National Action Pack
Int'l: World
I have a 4K Vizio. On my TV settings, my UHD settings are on, but when it comes to saying it's HDR, it says, No for HDR. How do I change that, or can I change it. Now on the Hopper 3 TV settings, it does say it is 4K. Can I still view whatever is on 540-1.
 

Jim5506

SatelliteGuys Master
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Oct 19, 2004
7,141
1,766
Lubbock, Texas
540-1 is 4K - non HDR channel.

540-2 is an HDR channel but nothing has been broadcast on that chanel since the last Olympics, IIRC.

You cannot turn HDR on, it is a built in component of the signal, it's either there or it is not.
 
  • Like
Reactions: charlesrshell

Jim5506

SatelliteGuys Master
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Oct 19, 2004
7,141
1,766
Lubbock, Texas
What is the best 4K Vizio, that's also HDR
Probably their most expensive one.

What's the point if Dish does not pass through any HDR signals?

A 4K HDR TV can display 4K non HDR and 4K HDR, but it will only display HDR if the signal contains that information.
 
  • Like
Reactions: charlesrshell
Top