DirecTV to be the First Cable Company offering 4K TV
Chris Smith / 5 years ago
There’s a very common and rapidly growing group within the popular Reddit community, they’re called ‘cord cutters‘. Currently grossing over 60k subscribers, this sub Reddit is dedicated to strategies, alternatives and methods to cutting your cable service for life as more people move to online means. DirecTV has just announced that they will be the first to offer 4K TV streaming via their pre-existing infrastructure. No doubt in a bid to keep their customers satisfied and possibly increase their market share,
4K is the new craze, offering massive resolutions, with massive prices to match. A standard ‘big brand’ 4K TV will set you back upwards of $1,500 here in Australia, more than double that of a 1080p TV. If 4K is something that tickles your fancy however, DirecTV will be offering on demand Holocaust pictures and Paramount Pictures productions in this outstanding resolution, but there’s a catch. As according to DirecTV’s website, this content will only be applicable to Samsung 2014 launched 4K TV sets – which are TV’s with RVU technology and the only devices available on the market supporting DirecTV’s 4K TV-demand functions. Alongside this, DirecTV 4k users will need to install the companies HD DVR set-top box (HR34 or later).
DirecTV offer their service for varying prices ranging from $3.99 per movie up to full subscription plans. They’ve also reportedly claimed that there will be much more on-demand 4K content available in the near future. Next year should see DirecTV launching their 4K broadcast channels alongside competitor Comcast’s similar services.
Some of DirecTV’s most popular on-demand movies currently on offer are: Star Trek (2009), Transformers: Age of Extinction and The Mummy: Pharaoh’s Secret.
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