Originally Posted by Texbahrs
I purchased a 4K TV for my home a few months ago. We have Direct TV and a technician had to come out to the house to install a 4K compatible box and to adjust the TV settings. Unless you have a very expensive portable HD Direct TV antenna for your RV, I don't see how you can get 4K channels. Also. You can't get true 4k pictures from DVDs unless you have a 4k DVD player. Am I wrong?
You're correct. It all depends on how much you want to spend to get hardly anything. There is not much 4K content out there.
With satellite, either DTV or Dish, To get 4K content you need an upgraded dish or LNB on the dish, upgraded equipment between the dish and receivers, and either the 4K Genies with DTV, or Hopper3 and 4KJoeys with Dish in addition to the 4K TV. You will not find a 4K capable automatic aligning dish such as the Winegards, Tailgaters, etc yet if ever. You would need to go to a manual tripod mount. With DirectTV good luck having them activate a 4K system if you bought the components and installed them yourself, they're adamant about their 4K stuff only being installed and activated by certified installers from what I was told.
In addition to what I mention above is if your at a park with cable and they are 4K capable that is an option, but you would need 4K equipment specific to that cable provider. Then there is always streaming content from Netflix, Amazon etc. You had better have one heck of an internet connection though, and lots of bandwidth, because 4K requires roughly 4X the bandwidth of standard HD. Good luck getting that at any RV park or through a phone, hotspot, aircard etc. A 4K capable DVD is an option if you want to buy 4K DVD's at around $20 or more a pop.
DTV has 3 channels doing 4K and the content is limited, along with on demand type of stuff. Dish will soon be the same, last I looked into it they were limited to their on demand type of programming. IMO the end does not justify the means. It may one day but who knows when? 3D TV went over well.
Originally Posted by jcowles3
So I just hooked up a 4K Sony TV to replace the TV above my AV cabinet and it will not get any signal through the cat5 selector box and adaptor on tv. Just no signal. But run a real hdmi from DVD to tv and picture perfect. Anyone run into this? I think my best option is to get a hdmi splitter and run new cable to tv. As much that selector box is nice and a pain in the butt at the same time I'm sort of thinking I want to find a solution that keeps the selector function available. My rig is a 2014 490bh60 Attachment 128004
Just guessing but your "HDMI" matrix switch is a low quality piece as these manufacturers use nothing other and is incompatible with your new Sony's HDMI version. It sounds like you have already found out what a true high quality switch costs? Not exactly cheap.