What equipment do you need for 4K ?

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There are some very good deals right now on 4K Roku ready tvs. What equipment or dish changes would I have to make if I purchased one ?
 

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There are some very good deals right now on 4K Roku ready tvs. What equipment or dish changes would I have to make if I purchased one ?
I would contact D* and let them do the work for you .... at THIER cost.

Depending on what your current set up is, you'd need a new Dish (SWM) more than likely they will have a RB LNB as well.
As for the actual recvrs, you need a HR54 recvr and a CX61k client, with the client being on the 4k TV.
The other option would be going with the HS17 tower.
 

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yep an new dish is required along the New RB LNB and an HR54 Receiver and C61k Client along with 4k being displayed on the Client on the secondary High definition Television to Utilize the 4K programming and you have to call at&t to turn the 4k programming on.
 

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yep an new dish is required along the New RB LNB and an HR54 Receiver and C61k Client along with 4k being displayed on the Client on the secondary High definition Television to Utilize the 4K programming and you have to call at&t to turn the 4k programming on.
Can this be done On Line or on CHAT ?
I would imagine CHAT would be able to do it, I try to avoid calling in.
 

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fyi. there are reports of many roku tvs not working with directv remotes for volume changes.
it happened right after a tv firmware update
 

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yep an new dish is required along the New RB LNB and an HR54 Receiver and C61k Client along with 4k being displayed on the Client on the secondary High definition Television to Utilize the 4K programming and you have to call at&t to turn the 4k programming on.
A new dish isn't needed if you have a Slimline dish. You will need the reverse band lnb eventually, but the few 4k channels in use now are accessible with the standard ka/ku lnbs. You do need an HR54 or HS17 Genie and a C61k client along with a 4k television.
 

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Just hooked up my HR54 Genie and was disappointed that it didn't do 4K. Of course they suggest the 61K for a client receiver, but of course, it's another $7.00 on the bill. You would think that Directv would wave that charge, because it's a client for running 4K programming. For now I'm thinking about it, but not too happy.
 

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Just hooked up my HR54 Genie and was disappointed that it didn't do 4K. Of course they suggest the 61K for a client receiver, but of course, it's another $7.00 on the bill. You would think that Directv would wave that charge, because it's a client for running 4K programming. For now I'm thinking about it, but not too happy.

how many tvs do you have? just 1? did you order 4k?
 

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Just hooked up my HR54 Genie and was disappointed that it didn't do 4K. Of course they suggest the 61K for a client receiver, but of course, it's another $7.00 on the bill. You would think that Directv would wave that charge, because it's a client for running 4K programming. For now I'm thinking about it, but not too happy.
:welcome to Satelliteguys John W. Henderson!
Regardless of which Genie you have, the HR54 or the HS17, you need the C61k client to render 4k, or you can use the RVU in the tv. The Genies don't display 4k by themselves.
 

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:welcome to Satelliteguys John W. Henderson!
Regardless of which Genie you have, the HR54 or the HS17, you need the C61k client to render 4k, or you can use the RVU in the tv. The Genies don't display 4k by themselves.

I'm using a 49" TCL for 4K. I don't think that it does RVU. My issue was the continuing $7 per tuner. It gets expensive, if you add a few. Since the HR54 allows reception of the 4K, but does not allow you to use it, DTV should allow one free mini, if you want 4K for your main set.
 

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I'm using a 49" TCL for 4K. I don't think that it does RVU. My issue was the continuing $7 per tuner. It gets expensive, if you add a few. Since the HR54 allows reception of the 4K, but does not allow you to use it, DTV should allow one free mini, if you want 4K for your main set.
I agree, but that's not how they do it.
 

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I agree, but that's not how they do it.

I know, still fighting over the HD for Life promotion that they'd screwed up back then. I have to keep having them put credits on to make up for it. They can't fix it. It's also ridiculous that some people have that fee waived and others have to pay it. I imagine that 95% of the subscribers are HD users. I was there when they first started with Directv and USSB. I still have my two Hughes E86's sitting in my closet due to them having OTA tuners in them. Good for old NSTC TV's if someone needs one.
 

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I'm using a 49" TCL for 4K. I don't think that it does RVU. My issue was the continuing $7 per tuner. It gets expensive, if you add a few. Since the HR54 allows reception of the 4K, but does not allow you to use it, DTV should allow one free mini, if you want 4K for your main set.
I'm surprised with the access you have here that you didn't already know about the charges, and what it took to get the 4k, this has been this way since it came out.
 

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I too worry about this happening. I just took my H24 out of service to add the H54. I want to add a C61K, but sick of getting dinged for $7 for each extra mini. Directv should allow one free 4K mini, since the main unit doesn't do 4K. I have 1 4K TV and 3 1080P, so I only use two DTV receivers and use C Band and OTA on the other two TV's.

$7 is cheap. some charge more
i piad $12 per 622 when i was with dish

if you only have a single tv then yeah, its a pain
 

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$7 is cheap. some charge more
i piad $12 per 622 when i was with dish

if you only have a single tv then yeah, its a pain

Probably going to break down and grab a C61K mini. Maybe I can negotiate a rebate for a year. Directv is pretty nervous about people cord cutting these days. Usually putting that bug in their ear gets you some satisfaction. Most of the normal CSR's are pretty informational deficient from those in tech support.
 
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