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I looked and for some reason that was unchecked. I wonder if there was an update or something, because I'm certain it was checked before. I've watched plenty of 4K on ch.104 w/o incident.
It's a long standing software issue. Sometimes, when the C61K is turned off, all resolutions except 720p are unselected ("x" removed).
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It's a long standing software issue. Sometimes, when the C61K is turned off, all resolutions except 720p are unselected ("x" removed).
so, keep it on; there is no difference in power consumption
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so, keep it on; there is no difference in power consumption
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It's a long standing software issue. Sometimes, when the C61K is turned off, all resolutions except 720p are unselected ("x" removed).
Aaaah, thank for that. I'd never hear that before. Now I'm gonna be checking it more often.

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It's a long standing software issue. Sometimes, when the C61K is turned off, all resolutions except 720p are unselected ("x" removed).
While the ending is looks the same, a reason is different: the selecting/deselecting resolution values happening each time when C61k powering on or HDMI cable connecting - DTV FW have strict HDMI/HDCP negotiation time. So, if your TV is not on eg its OS not booted, then a result of the negotiation C61k will be set on low resolution.
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Fyi, I called Retention today about my price for Premier and possibly switching. She offered $70 off per month for a year, and I accepted, lol.
… From a longtime Premier Package + Member who for many years has spent nearly $200 a month on just their TV Package I congratulate those of you who have been able to obtain discounts on your package costs. As one of those who have not been able to obtain any substantial discount I have cancelled my tv package with DirecTV and have returned my equipment. As a longtime member of DirecTV and given the fact that other members have been able to obtain substantial discounts I am very disappointed that the Loyalty Department did not make any effort to keep my business. As some members of this Thread have indicated (if true) that they have received substantial discounts i.e., quoted Thread Member above, then I would have kept my DirecTV subscription. I wish all of you many hours of enjoyment watching your favorite content.

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While the ending is looks the same, a reason is different: the selecting/deselecting resolution values happening each time when C61k powering on or HDMI cable connecting - DTV FW have strict HDMI/HDCP negotiation time. So, if your TV is not on eg its OS not booted, then a result of the negotiation C61k will be set on low resolution.
Good info. But, whatever the cause, the "fix" is the same. Don't turn off the C61K.
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… From a longtime Premier Package + Member who for many years has spent nearly $200 a month on just their TV Package I congratulate those of you who have been able to obtain discounts on your package costs. As one of those who have not been able to obtain any substantial discount I have cancelled my tv package with DirecTV and have returned my equipment. As a longtime member of DirecTV and given the fact that other members have been able to obtain substantial discounts I am very disappointed that the Loyalty Department did not make any effort to keep my business. As some members of this Thread have indicated (if true) that they have received substantial discounts i.e., quoted Thread Member above, then I would have kept my DirecTV subscription. I wish all of you many hours of enjoyment watching your favorite content.
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-lcd-flat-panel-displays/2978658-2018-samsung-nu8000-owners-thread-post57436054.html#post57436054. I feel your pain and I will be dropping them. I attached a post I made in another forum..
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I received the 0X114b update (HR54) Wednesday the 16th (not sure if that is the latest or not) and they still haven't fixed the sports team favorites. I still have to wade through the 'manage recordings' to find the game that is currently recording. I'm just now getting ready to go out for my morning run, so I decided I should check my recordings that are set for today and, surprise, surprise, surprise. For the entire week the Duke game was scheduled to record on one of my local channels, except sometime this morning it dropped that channel and picked up a channel I don't get. So I canceled that channel and once again set it for the local channel. I'll wait around for the next 15 minute to make sure it records correctly. If I would have tuned into that wrong recording later tonight and not gotten the game...


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I received the 0X114b update (HR54) Wednesday the 16th (not sure if that is the latest or not) and they still haven't fixed the sports team favorites. I still have to wade through the 'manage recordings' to find the game that is currently recording. I'm just now getting ready to go out for my morning run, so I decided I should check my recordings that are set for today and, surprise, surprise, surprise. For the entire week the Duke game was scheduled to record on one of my local channels, except sometime this morning it dropped that channel and picked up a channel I don't get. So I canceled that channel and once again set it for the local channel. I'll wait around for the next 15 minute to make sure it records correctly. If I would have tuned into that wrong recording later tonight and not gotten the game...


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I always check the day of the game or before, if I think of it. At least Duke is always "Duke" in the program description. "N.C. State" football and basketball are DirecTV's designations for Favorite Teams. Unfortunately, Raycom lists us as "North Carolina State."



Hence, the panic check.
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I always check the day of the game or before, if I think of it. At least Duke is always "Duke" in the program description. "N.C. State" football and basketball are DirecTV's designations for Favorite Teams. Unfortunately, Raycom lists us as "North Carolina State."



Hence, the panic check.
How bout that buzzer beater a few minutes ago. Go pack!

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I always check the day of the game or before, if I think of it. At least Duke is always "Duke" in the program description. "N.C. State" football and basketball are DirecTV's designations for Favorite Teams. Unfortunately, Raycom lists us as "North Carolina State."



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… From a longtime Premier Package + Member who for many years has spent nearly $200 a month on just their TV Package I congratulate those of you who have been able to obtain discounts on your package costs. As one of those who have not been able to obtain any substantial discount I have cancelled my tv package with DirecTV and have returned my equipment. As a longtime member of DirecTV and given the fact that other members have been able to obtain substantial discounts I am very disappointed that the Loyalty Department did not make any effort to keep my business. As some members of this Thread have indicated (if true) that they have received substantial discounts i.e., quoted Thread Member above, then I would have kept my DirecTV subscription. I wish all of you many hours of enjoyment watching your favorite content.
I hear ya. Over 15 years i've been with this company now. I haven't tried calling for any discounts yet, but my bill is going over $200 next month. Just to watch tv.
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I hear ya. Over 15 years i've been with this company now. I haven't tried calling for any discounts yet, but my bill is going over $200 next month. Just to watch tv.
Subscribers need to challenge DTV pricing if they expect to save any $$$.. Much like the cost of an airplane seat (where multiple passengers may have each payed a different price) forum participants all have different stories to tell - it helps to have facts to back up your position when talking with Loyalty/Retention reps - as an example you can research the cost of a DirecTV Now or You Tube TV subscription and compare that to your current costs, factor in the of time you have subscribed to DTV. Be a polite/informed and persistent subscriber when requesting a discount - they are possible.
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Anyone having to reconnect internet on the HS17? Mine keeps disconnecting and I have to unplug the ethernet cable and reinsert it and then go through the reconnect menu. Seems it's an everyday occurrence.

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Anyone having to reconnect internet on the HS17? Mine keeps disconnecting and I have to unplug the ethernet cable and reinsert it and then go through the reconnect menu. Seems it's an everyday occurrence.
I have not had that issue. Try resetting your 17 with the red button. If that has no impact try unplugging it for 10 seconds or more. If still no help call DTV and see what they will do.
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AT&T nicknamed the Death Star

Wall Street Journal (requires paid subscription) has an article about AT&T's purchase of DirecTV
https://www.wsj.com/articles/at-t-wa...d=hp_lead_pos5

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"Today the telecom company, nicknamed the Death Star by detractors, isn’t scaring so many. Acquiring satellite-TV provider DirecTV, which cost $49 billion, was supposed to catalyze AT&T’s transformation into a media and entertainment giant. Instead, it has become one of the biggest casualties of the rise of Netflix Inc. and other streaming-video services.
DirecTV has lost 1.4 million satellite customers since its peak of 21 million-plus about two years ago. Analysts expect news of roughly 300,000 more defections when AT&T reports quarterly results on Wednesday. AT&T is bracing for cancellations this year that would cut into its 2019 operating profits by $1 billion.
The company has told investors it plans to make up for much of the money lost to defections by charging more to customers with discounts who stay. Meanwhile, some former call-center workers say AT&T has incentivized such employees to make it as difficult as possible for customers to cancel, a claim the company disputes. "
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to add my own thoughts: giving big discounts to keep customers is not going to work in the long run: it's like selling a widget below cost, and explaining you will make up the loss by increasing production to sell more....sounds good but it does not always work.
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/at-t-wants-to-be-big-in-entertainment-first-it-has-a-49-billion-problem-to-fix-115"

to add my own thoughts: giving big discounts to keep customers is not going to work in the long run: it's like selling a widget below cost, and explaining you will make up the loss by increasing production to sell more....sounds good but it does not always work.
They paid $2300/household for the acquisition? The CEO probably got a bonus for that move.
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They paid $2300/household for the acquisition? The CEO probably got a bonus for that move.
I'm not a finance guy but this seems like a pretty good payback period, around 15 months.
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...to add my own thoughts: giving big discounts to keep customers is not going to work in the long run: it's like selling a widget below cost, ....
Nope, the business is different. It's _broadcasting_ business.
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I'm not a finance guy but this seems like a pretty good payback period, around 15 months.
If you deduct expenses per customer (content costs and fees, equipment - both consumer and corporate - employees, etc), then the time to recoup is somewhat longer. DirecTV's profit margin is on par with the rest of the industry at around 8%. So, they're likely only banking about $10 per customer per month. That'd be roughly $2.4B per year. And falling.
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They paid $2300/household for the acquisition? The CEO probably got a bonus for that move.
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/at-t-wa...d=hp_lead_pos5

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"Today the telecom company, nicknamed the Death Star by detractors, isn’t scaring so many. Acquiring satellite-TV provider DirecTV, which cost $49 billion, was supposed to catalyze AT&T’s transformation into a media and entertainment giant. Instead, it has become one of the biggest casualties of the rise of Netflix Inc. and other streaming-video services.
DirecTV has lost 1.4 million satellite customers since its peak of 21 million-plus about two years ago. Analysts expect news of roughly 300,000 more defections when AT&T reports quarterly results on Wednesday. AT&T is bracing for cancellations this year that would cut into its 2019 operating profits by $1 billion.
The company has told investors it plans to make up for much of the money lost to defections by charging more to customers with discounts who stay. Meanwhile, some former call-center workers say AT&T has incentivized such employees to make it as difficult as possible for customers to cancel, a claim the company disputes. "
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to add my own thoughts: giving big discounts to keep customers is not going to work in the long run: it's like selling a widget below cost, and explaining you will make up the loss by increasing production to sell more....sounds good but it does not always work.
… Geez, if they had offered me a "big" discount I probably would have kept my subscription. And I know it was not the fault of those people who answer the phone in the Loyalty Department. They can only relay what is scripted to them. So I signed up with a different provider whose High Speed Internet, Premier TV Package, Home (landline) Phone, and Netflix Package cost is much lower then what I was spending just to watch TV via DirecTV. With High Speed Internet and HD/UHD Streaming Devices DirecTV really should take that into consideration with their Package Costs. Will the money DirecTV loses in the high number of lost customers make up for their current and rising costs passed onto customers who keep DirecTV just to watch TV ? While on the subject about Package Plans what Package Plans does AT&T offer ? For myself in my area ( located between NYC and Boston) AT&T only offers TV and Mobile Phone Packages which Package Costs do not compete against other providers. And I have not even touched on the Customer Service provided by certain competitors who will have a real live human being respond in a reasonable amount of time to one's home for equipment/technical issues. Eyep … AT&T has more pressing matters to deal with then Acquisition Toasts at their Steak House Meetings. I know that this not the Forum Thread for this subject matter and is getting O.T. but ...

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I’m probably crazy, but I’m thinking of getting Direct for its 4K service

All the horror stories posted here are pretty dissuading, but my current dish system is 8 years old

Our home has 1 4K tv and 2 HD sets.

What is the recommended most reliable Direct devices to provide 4K service to one set and HD to the other 2 sets and also allow at least 4 recordings at one time?

Given the amount of reported problems with a Direct equipment and customer service, is it even worth subscribing with them?

Our viewing is almost entirely sports, PBS, news, documentaries, and very few cable channels.

I can upgrade to hopper service with Dish with a slimmed down programming package, but their 4K viewing is quite thin.


I’d appreciate your feedback and recommendations
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I’m probably crazy, but I’m thinking of getting Direct for its 4K service

All the horror stories posted here are pretty dissuading, but my current dish system is 8 years old

Our home has 1 4K tv and 2 HD sets.

What is the recommended most reliable Direct devices to provide 4K service to one set and HD to the other 2 sets and also allow at least 4 recordings at one time?

Given the amount of reported problems with a Direct equipment and customer service, is it even worth subscribing with them?

Our viewing is almost entirely sports, PBS, news, documentaries, and very few cable channels.

I can upgrade to hopper service with Dish with a slimmed down programming package, but their 4K viewing is quite thin.


I’d appreciate your feedback and recommendations
Just one - it's a basic and sort of mandatory: read the thread, concentrate on posted pro&contra of HR54/C61k and/vs HS17/C61K/C51 combos
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I’m probably crazy, but I’m thinking of getting Direct for its 4K service

All the horror stories posted here are pretty dissuading, but my current dish system is 8 years old

Our home has 1 4K tv and 2 HD sets.

What is the recommended most reliable Direct devices to provide 4K service to one set and HD to the other 2 sets and also allow at least 4 recordings at one time?

Given the amount of reported problems with a Direct equipment and customer service, is it even worth subscribing with them?

Our viewing is almost entirely sports, PBS, news, documentaries, and very few cable channels.

I can upgrade to hopper service with Dish with a slimmed down programming package, but their 4K viewing is quite thin.




I’d appreciate your feedback and recommendations
If it were me, I would get a HR54, a HR24, and a C61K.
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i wouldnt sign up just for 4k, its too limited
and the client server system has too many issues


hr54, hr24, hr24 is the best 3 room setup at the moment, but will not provide 4k
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I’m probably crazy, but I’m thinking of getting Direct for its 4K service



All the horror stories posted here are pretty dissuading, but my current dish system is 8 years old



Our home has 1 4K tv and 2 HD sets.



What is the recommended most reliable Direct devices to provide 4K service to one set and HD to the other 2 sets and also allow at least 4 recordings at one time?



Given the amount of reported problems with a Direct equipment and customer service, is it even worth subscribing with them?



Our viewing is almost entirely sports, PBS, news, documentaries, and very few cable channels.



I can upgrade to hopper service with Dish with a slimmed down programming package, but their 4K viewing is quite thin.





I’d appreciate your feedback and recommendations
Not crazy. Go HS17 with 4K minis!

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hr54, hr24, hr24 is the best 3 room setup at the moment, but will not provide 4k
Does this setup do recording sharing? What I mean is there one virtual place for all recordings. In the old days I remember this was a problem as something I recorded in Room 1 wasn't available in Room 2. If there is recording sharing I wonder if DTV would take back my HS17 and 3 C61ks in exchange for a 54 and two 24s. I'm really tired of no fix for my black blank/skip problem with my C61 with a 50' coax lead. And there isn't really that much 4K that is worthwhile.

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