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Mon, Aug 23, 2021 9:42 PM

Do I pay extra for 4K service?

do i pay extra to watch 4K sports on channels 105 and 106 after i enable 4K in my account?

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Juniper

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You cannot simply enable 4K in your account. This requires a specific equipment install as there is only a single 4K Mini Genie Client and requires specific Genie or Genie-2 to support it.

There is no cost for 4K itself. Just need the 4K install.

HR54 Genie on non 4K tv (Can connect to a 4K tv, but will not provide the 4K feed to it).

C61K Mini Genie Client (wired only at this time) on 4K tv.

Remember Client has no tuner of its own, uses 1 from the Genie.

4K tv must support HDCP 2.2, HDMI 2.0, and 60FPS

DirecTV Installation, 4K tv must be there

Package Select or above as of 12/15/2016 (used to be only Ultimate or Premier). So only the Family package will not get 4K service at all.

 

At this time there are only a couple channels in 4K (plus a few PPVs)

Even if you have multiple C61K or RVU clients, only one tv can be using a 4K channel at a time.

Genie-2 (HS17, server tower) can be used instead of HR54. But this model has some restrictions that can make it a downgrade for many. So not suggested without full research that it is going to be right for you.

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Juniper

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Here are the current 4K channels, clarifying if PPV or not. As note, 4K sports are still subject to blackout rules of course.

Available 4K Ultra HD channels

  • Ch. 104 – 24/7 channel featuring shows, original series and documentaries
  • Ch. 105 – Live sporting events
  • Ch. 106 – Live sporting events
  • Ch. 107 – Pay Per View movies
  • Ch. 108 – Pay Per View movies
  • Ch. 1104 – 4K On Demand

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i understand that but my question was about paying to watch sports on the sports channels 105 and 106. thanks for replying.

goldw1800

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@peace6

First to in order For to receive 4K- you need a HR54 or HS-17 & one C61K-700 mini on your account --Then 4K service (which is free*) has to be added to your Account.

*free meaning + the cost of the leased c61K $99.00 + the $7 monthly Fee.

Then your all set 

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Juniper and goldw1800, thanks. finally some help. i really appreciate it!!!

DIRECTVhelp

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Hey @Peace! Thanks for reaching out to us.

@Goldw1800, @Juniper, thanks for sharing accurate information, we appreciate it.

If you need further assistance, please let us know, we will b
e here to help you.


Alison, DIRECTV Community Specialist.

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