Which receiver do I need for samsung Q80T? (1 Viewer)

Denman007

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So I just replaced my main TV that was 14 years old with a samsung Q80T. (coming next week)

I currently had a HR54-500. Is that adequate? I am also getting a monthly equipment discount of $23 until my next upgrade.

Directv suggested I upgrade to the Genie-2 (whatever that is) at a cost of $149.

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robjlevin

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If you want to watch DTV 4K, you'll need a C61K to go along with the HR54. There will be a monthly charge for it and I don't know if it kicks in a new contract. If you can live without it, you're all set.
 

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Agreed,
Typically, the recvr from D* isn't effected by the TV involved ... unless its REALLY OLD ... (where theres no HDMI's)
The other thing you want to keep in mind,, like mentioned above, if you want to use Directv's 4k, you'll need a C61k client ... to go with the HR54.
The HS17 is also an option ...
If your New to Directv, it probably doesn't matter which recvr you go with, if your an existing sub, it may.
 

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it's about a 99.99% chance you will get a contract extention with any additional equipment
 

Denman007

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Agreed,
Typically, the recvr from D* isn't effected by the TV involved ... unless its REALLY OLD ... (where theres no HDMI's)
The other thing you want to keep in mind,, like mentioned above, if you want to use Directv's 4k, you'll need a C61k client ... to go with the HR54.
The HS17 is also an option ...
If your New to Directv, it probably doesn't matter which recvr you go with, if your an existing sub, it may.

Thanks.

I've been with D* for 20+ years mainly for ST.

How much is actually broadcast in 4k?

I am reluctant to change my equipment because of my discounts. I told them I will wait a month to see what it looks like. I am not worried about any contracts. I haven't had one for years and I'm not going anywhere.

Considering the TV I am coming from, the picture might already be 10x better with the HR54.
 

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Thanks.

I've been with D* for 20+ years mainly for ST.

How much is actually broadcast in 4k?

I am reluctant to change my equipment because of my discounts. I told them I will wait a month to see what it looks like. I am not worried about any contracts. I haven't had one for years and I'm not going anywhere.

Considering the TV I am coming from, the picture might already be 10x better with the HR54.
They have a channel that is always on in 4k (104) ... however, once you start watching it long enough, you kinda lose interest as its just not my kinda viewing ... they do have some good concerts on it though.

They have 105 and 106 that you can watch some College and NFL football on when they show them.
 

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They have a channel that is always on in 4k (104) ... however, once you start watching it long enough, you kinda lose interest as its just not my kinda viewing ... they do have some good concerts on it though.

They have 105 and 106 that you can watch some College and NFL football on when they show them.
The world series was in 4k also.
 
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Denman007

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So what am I seeing on my Q80T with the HR54 and a normal NFL broadcast? 2k?

The NFL football and The Masters really looked good (compared to what I had).

I can't justify 4K from D* with limited programming. Is there a time frame for that to expand?
 

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So what am I seeing on my Q80T with the HR54 and a normal NFL broadcast? 2k?

The NFL football and The Masters really looked good (compared to what I had).

I can't justify 4K from D* with limited programming. Is there a time frame for that to expand?
The difference in picture quality between the Fox NFL broadcasts on Thursday night on 4K is like night and day. I'm not sure what you want them to expand as far as 4K They carry everything that's available and there's no extra charge for it. I have no complaints.
 
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So what am I seeing on my Q80T with the HR54 and a normal NFL broadcast? 2k?

The NFL football and The Masters really looked good (compared to what I had).

I can't justify 4K from D* with limited programming. Is there a time frame for that to expand?
What your seeing is the ability of your Samsung processor doing its job ... and the improvement of most TV Companies from TV's of previous generations .

Samsung processors are getting better as are most others ...
My Personal preference is the High(er) end Sony's ... the 900 series and UP (OLED) are phenomenal ...

Fwiw, not all 4k will look as good as others, some will Pop and others won't.

Without getting into along conversation (you can find here in other threads if you want) not all 4k is the same.
MANY times, what you are led to believe is 4k, is actually 2k (as you mentioned) upconverted to 4k.
 

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