Originally Posted by iserum
I have Directv 4K now, the PQ is better than regular DTV, I only watch HD channels so I can't comment on SD channels, Cable is very bad in my area, the compression is too much for a 65 inch or larger tv, I have been with DTV for a since 2006. OTA channels have badd compression also because tv station sub channels which takes their band width away. this could be different in your area though. One thing you have to live with on 85 inch set that it will show all the flaws of 1080p or lower resolution source, it will look best with 4K feed. you will notice the same content looks much better on 65 inch set.
Thank you for the reply. Does Directv 4K now add anything other than the three channels 104-106? Did you require new equipment?
We installed a clear view 4max OTA today to try for my local channel feed. We live 15 miles south of most of the station towers. . We had it connected two minutes and it became apparent immediately that my direct tv feed was just terrible for this tv. My local cbs, nbc, and fox affiliates are significantly better with a $99 OTA antenna. I found 42 digital channels but the locals were dramatically improved. They’ve been out multiple times and it improved through their efforts. I’m confident they’ve done what they can. I’ve also noted nice improvement streaming espn to the 900F through the espn app. I’ve come to the quick conclusion that source was killing my NFL enjoyment on cbs, nbc . The Chiefs game is dramatically more enjoyable now with the OTA feed.
So which streaming Device is easiest to use on the 900F. I’m mainly looking for espn suites, nfl and mlb channels ,maybe locals, and TLC, and HGTV. Willing to buy whatever streaming device makes it easiest to stream with good signal and least amount of clicks to change channels.
Thank you to all of those who have reiterated the importance of source input. 100 percent agree. I’d encourage those a bit lukewarm to consider other source options if your unhappy with the clarity. At 85 inch, it’s not perfect but great for NFL and movie watching.Any help on streamers would be helpful. We have a 4k Apple TV we use for movies and apple air play etc.