So, I am a bit behind the times, as I have recently feel in love with the Planet Earth documentary after finding it on Netflix. I am not sure what took me so long, but I am glad I found it. Again, I am a few days late finding this information, but this may motivate me to actually buy a 4k set, rather than just talking about them.
A decade ago, Planet Earth motivated millions of consumers to upgrade to high-definition TV sets and DVD players to witness the megadocumentary’s marvels in glorious HD. Planet Earth II, which showed on Saturday, the 18th, on BBC America, may similarly serve as a billboard for the latest television technology.
Planet Earth II was shot in 4K ultra high-definition, offering an even more eye-popping experience for home viewers. AT&T’s DriecTV did broadcast in UHD, and will continue to repeat Planet Earth 2 through March.
As a DirecTV subscriber, you’ll need to have the latest version of the company’s Genie receiver, then tune to channel 104 on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET. (There’s also an encore showing at midnight ET.) DISH customers, meanwhile, will have to use a Hopper 3 receiver and watch on channel 540. The series will still be broadcast in regular HD on BBC America’s normal DirecTV and DISH channels.
As for nature lovers without satellite TV, there is one other option: wait. A 4K Blu-ray release of Planet Earth II is planned for next month, and is currently available for preorder on Amazon for around $50.