DIRECTV makes 4K upgrades available to even more people

If you’re thinking of 4K for the holidays, it just got easier.

The rumor started at the DIRECTV-hating site TV Predictions, and it spread across the internet. Now I can confirm that it appears to be true. All DIRECTV customers with the Select programming package or higher can get 4K if they want. Previously you needed the Premier or Ultimate package to get 4K from DIRECTV.

The other stuff is still there… you still need the right hardware. This means a Genie DVR and a 4K client, and you still can’t watch 4K on the Genie DVR which is a sore point for a lot of people right now. That’s not going to change because it’s a hardware limitation. But at least if you want 4K you don’t have to go up to one of the higher packages.

DIRECTV has had a fair amount of success with 4K since they launched it this year. There’s still not a lot of content, and most of what’s out there is documentary footage, but they’ve aired a number of baseball and football games in 4K and let me tell you, there is definitely a difference. The Olympics in 4K was really impressive. As for 4K movies, I’ve tried a few and they’ve been “OK,” but it wasn’t the 4K that disappointed me so much as the movies which weren’t that good.

There has never been a better time to get into 4K from Solid Signal. If you don’t have a 4K TV, chances are you’re thinking of getting one at the after-Christmas sales, and if you have a 4K TV you’re going to want to watch 4K programming. There’s only one source for live 4K programming — DIRECTV. Period. That’s it.

If you’re looking for more information, check out our Ultimate Guide to 4K where you can find out all the details. Then, call us at 888-233-7563 and we can get your 4K upgrade moving!

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