DIRECTV 4K Upgrades for DIYers

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Go 4K with Signal Connect Today!

Upgrading to DIRECTV 4K is something for only the most serious do-it-yourselfer. Or is it? If 4K programming is in your future, Signal Connect can save you some time. We’re a DIRECTV Authorized Dealer, so we know all about this conversion. Here are some helpful 4K conversion tips courtesy of Signal Connect.

A 4K Upgrade is an Equipment Upgrade

If you want 4K programming, you need the DIRECTV HR54 Genie DVR. This is the only receiver able to receive and decode 4K programs. It also allows you to record up to five shows at once, then enjoy them in any room. When you add 4K programming to the HR54 Genie DVR, you have the best that DIRECTV has to offer!

DIRECTV 4K, Your TV and You

If you’re planning a 4K upgrade, you need to know if your current TV will support it. Many new 4K TVs are “DIRECTV 4K ready,” meaning that connecting them to your existing coax cable network will let you watch DIRECTV’s 4K programs. If you have a Smart TV from LG, Samsung or Sony, this chart will help determine if your set is 4K compatible.


Brand Year Models
Samsung 2014 All Smart UHD/4K TV Models
2015 JS9500, JS9100, JS9000, JS8600, JS8500, JS850D, JU7500, JU750D, JU7100, JU710D, JU6700, JU670D, JU6500, JU650D, JS8000, JS7000, JU6400, JU640D
LG 2015 UF9500, UF7600, UF7690, UF7700, UF8500, UF8600, EG9600, EF9800
Sony 2015 XBR-75X940C, XBR-65X930C, XBR-75X910C, XBR-65X900C, XBR-55X900C, XBR-75X850C, XBR-65X850C,
XBR-55X850C, XBR-49X830C, XBR-43X830C, XBR-65X810C, XBR-55X810C, XBR-49X810C

Signal Connect DIRECTV C61K 4K Genie MiniDIRECTV 4K Genie Mini Client

Not all Smart TVs are 4K-ready. The DIRECTV 4K Genie Mini Client solves this issue. When used in conjunction with the DIRECTV HR54 Genie DVR, the Mini Client delivers 4K, HD, and SD content to a 4K TV. If your Smart TV isn’t 4K-ready, upgrade it with the Genie Mini Client from Signal Connect. High-definition 4K programming requires a HDMI port that supports HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2. You also need a high-speed HDMI cable to make the connection. Some Smart TVs already can handle the 4K signal.

Signal Connect DIRECTV 4K4K Programming Packages

DIRECTV offers 4K programming on three channels. These are available on its Premier and Ultimate programming packages. No other cable or satellite provider has even one 4K channel! As a DIRECTV-authorized dealer, Signal Connect can sign you up today. You didn’t expect to do everything yourself, did you?

“What About My Dish?”

Chances are, your 4K upgrade probably won’t require a new dish. If you already have HD programming, DIRECTV 4K will work with your current dish. Note: An eventual upgrade will become necessary, but it’s only for a small part of the dish. Specifically, you’ll have to purchase small upgrade to a Reverse Band 3 LNB in the coming months. Fortunately, this will help “future-proof” you as 4K continues to evolve. As your satellite TV experts, we’ll keep you informed of all things 4K.

Signal Connect is Your DIY-Friendly Dealer!

A do-it-yourselfer founded our company. Just like you, he wanted to save money by cutting the cord of cable TV. If you’re a DIYer, we get you… We speak your language. Our team will help make your DIRECTV 4K upgrade a success. Signal Connect is the only DIRECTV-authorized dealer that offers this high level of service. Take advantage of it!

DIRECTV’s 4K format is an unparalleled upgrade. Are you ready to bring its unsurpassed performance into your home? Just fill out our online form below. Someone from Signal Connect will contact you to discuss viewing packages, equipment, and support. You also can call us directly at 866-726-4182.

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