DIRECTV has announced its lineup of 4K programs for May and it includes two NASCAR races, and two major golf tournaments.
The first NASCAR race, which will be simulcast in high-def on FS1, will be the Gander RV 400 (NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series) on Sunday, May 5, from the Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. The 4K coverage will begin at 2 p.m. ET on DIRECTV’s channel 105.
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The next 4K NASCAR race will be the KC Masterpiece 400 (NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series) from the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on Saturday, May 11 at 7;30 p.m. ET. FS1 will also simulcast that race in high-def. DIRECTV’s 4K coverage will be on channel 106.
The satellite TV service will also air the AT&T Bryon Nelson golf tournament in 4K on May 9 through May 12. The times and channels are as follows:
5/9 · 3:30PM – 6:30PM · Ch. 105
5/10 · 3:30PM – 6:30PM · Ch. 105
5/11 · 3:00PM – 6:00PM · Ch. 105
5/12 · 3:00PM – 6:00PM · Ch. 105
And DIRECTV will show the PGA Golf Championship in 4K with the times and channels as follows:
5/16 · 1:00PM – 7:00PM · Ch. 105
5/17 · 1:00PM – 7:00PM · Ch. 105
5/18 · 11:00AM – 7:00PM · Ch. 105
5/19 · 11:00AM – 7:00PM · Ch. 105
Finally, DIRECTV tomorrow will air the St. Louis Cardinals-Chicago Cubs baseball game in 4K on channel 105 at 4 p.m. ET.
— Phillip Swann
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Being an old guy with questionable time left on the planet I have the latest and greatest whenever I can. No budget problems, I’m spending my kids inheritance. I watched what Direct offered at the Masters and was troubled. The UHD presentation on either a 75 Z9d (Sony) or a 65″ 2018 top of line LG OLED both displayed the 4K picture at a “darker level” I watch everything possible in 4K and DIRECTV’s coverage of sports has been less that stellar. Other programing on their “other” 4K channel does not have that dark look.
Others in the room when I switched from the 4K channel to regular broadcast thought the regular broadcast was the 4K. I had not told them which was which. As you know the nits of brightness available on the Z9d is very high……not so much with the LG but more than adequate.
Has anyone out there experienced similar. Movies and other 4K presentations on Direct DO NOT exhibit that darker picture. Nearly 100% of my movie viewing is 4K (only watch about 3 a month but all 4k from Direct or other sources.