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XXIII Olympic Winter Games 4K Viewing on DIRECTV

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XXIII Olympic Winter Games 4K Viewing on DIRECTV

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NBCUniversal's coverage of the Winter Olympics in 4K Ultra HD and 4K HDR 

 

Watch the Winter Olympics on a 24 hour delay in 4K Ultra HD or in 4K HDR with Dolby Atmos sound. Tune to Ch. 106 to watch the following events in 4K lifelike clarity:

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Figure Skating
  • Short Track
  • Ski Jump/Big Air
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Ice Hockey

Learn more about 4k on DIRECTV.

 

Note:

Limited programming available. To watch content (on DIRECTV Only) in 4K HDR, 4K HDR compatible equipment, 4K account authorization and professional installation required. If 4K TV does not support HDR, games will be viewable in standard 4K. Dolby Atmos available when provided by programmer. Other conditions apply. Compatible equipment and broadband Internet service with speeds of 750 kbps or higher req’d for On Demand content. Downloading On Demand content may count against your data plan allowance.

 

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Message 1 of 26
Teacher

Re: XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang DIRECTV 4K Viewing

While it is great that Directv will be carrying some Olympic coverage in 4K, the Ultimate package requirement makes it a no go for me.   Directv should be distributing the Olympics 4K content to the widest audience possible, not restrict it to only those with the Ultimate package.

 

I dropped my package earlier to Extra, then Choice, and now to Select.   There is just not enough live 4K content to justify the price, especially considering that local MLB and NBA team games are blacked out.   

 

I will be canceling my service next month when my current contract is up.  Likely to switch to YouTube TV.  Their $35 package includes the Golf Channel that requires a $50 package to be included with Directv Now.   Directv is becoming less and less price competitive.

Message 2 of 26
Tutor

Re: XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang DIRECTV 4K Viewing

I find it interesting that they are trying to bring  viewers to 4k, while now saying that it requires the Ultimate package ...

I did require that package (or higher) in the beginning, but that was changed awhile back so everyone with a 4k set up could view ...

Are they really gonna change this again and mess with the same viewers that got thier 4k set ups recently being able to watch and not say , wait, you can't watch the  Olympics in 4k without upgrading your package ?

Message 3 of 26
Mentor

Re: XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang DIRECTV 4K Viewing

Can we get some clarity here on whether the Ultimate package is necessary?  I can view 106 normally with my package.

Message 4 of 26
Teacher

Re: XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang DIRECTV 4K Viewing

I just finished a call with a Directv Customer Support representative.  He said that this post is in error.  There is no Ultimate package requirement to view the Olympics in 4K.   He said this issue was being escalated to correct the misinformation.

Message 5 of 26
Mentor

Re: XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang DIRECTV 4K Viewing

I can't seem to find this channel on the schedule in the DirecTV app.  How do I schedule recordings?  Thanks!

Message 6 of 26
Tutor

Re: XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang DIRECTV 4K Viewing

If your looking for channel 104-106 and can't find it, I would make sure that you are logged into the  Directv website (if setting up online) and make sure that  you have 4k  set up on your account.

 

I don't  see it either, but I don't have 4k at the moment.

Message 7 of 26
Contributor

Re: XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang DIRECTV 4K Viewing

It doesn’t matter if it’s 4K or not ... ITS A 24HR DELAY! Who wants to watch the games a day after they happen? This is a complete waste. Thanks for nothing.

Message 8 of 26
ACE - Expert

Re: XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang DIRECTV 4K Viewing

You only get the 104, 105, 106 channels if you have 4K added to you package and have an HR54 Genie or HS17 Genie2.

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Message 9 of 26
Mentor

Re: XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang DIRECTV 4K Viewing

It’s still nice, but having to wait 24 hours isn’t great. I guess it’s because the ads must not be the local ads and NBC isn’t doing olympics for fun.
Message 10 of 26
Tutor

Re: XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang DIRECTV 4K Viewing

You also need the c61k client or you won't get that 4k.
Message 11 of 26
Contributor

Re: XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang DIRECTV 4K Viewing

Possibly, but the other 3 sports channels are usually Live. Pebble Beach is live right now as well as the baseball games etc when they run. Putting it on a 24hr delay is a little bit gimmicky.

Message 12 of 26
Mentor

Re: XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang DIRECTV 4K Viewing

It looked great last night for ice skating, but I think we have to wait until tonight for the opening ceremonies.  Is it 8 PM tonight?  I'm trying to wait so we can see it in 4K HDR on the OLED.

Message 13 of 26
Teacher

Re: XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang DIRECTV 4K Viewing

Phillip Swann listed Directv's schedule for Olympic 4K delayed broadcasts:

 

https://tvanswerman.com/2018/02/06/directv-to-air-148-hours-of-winter-olympics-in-4k/

 

Message 14 of 26
Teacher

Re: XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang DIRECTV 4K Viewing

What is with the overly loud volume for the NBC announcers?    I want to hear the sounds of the Olympics in Atmos audio, not announcer chatter.

 

I lowered my center channel volume as much as my AVR would let me and still had to put a rug over the center channel.

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