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Topic # 101817 9-May-2012 16:26 Send private message

Any word on the Igloo launch, it still only says a vague by mid 2012 on the web page?




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  Reply # 625612 15-May-2012 18:00 Send private message

Anyone know if this will be a UHF only service, or will it be available via Satellite and/or TelstraClear cable?

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  Reply # 625624 15-May-2012 18:18 Send private message

The idea of IGLOO is that it replaces the old Sky UHF analogue service. So no.




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  Reply # 625666 15-May-2012 19:20 Send private message

silverlake: Anyone know if this will be a UHF only service, or will it be available via Satellite and/or TelstraClear cable?

Their website doesn't say but I believe it's UHF only. HD or not???
In fact their website is rather lacking in information like what you'll need, when exactly, what exactly and how much!

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  Reply # 625668 15-May-2012 19:20 Send private message

Any idea if it will be HD??




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  Reply # 625669 15-May-2012 19:23 Send private message

old3eyes: Any idea if it will be HD??


As with Freeview TV1, TV2, TV3 are HD the remaining Freeview and Sky offerings are SD.




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  Reply # 625675 15-May-2012 19:27 Send private message

KiwiNZ:
old3eyes: Any idea if it will be HD??


As with Freeview TV1, TV2, TV3 are HD the remaining Freeview and Sky offerings are SD.


Thanx.  I was hoping that their PPV  like sports would be in HD as they are on their SAT feeds.... 




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  Reply # 625692 15-May-2012 19:44 Send private message

If they are using 3 muxes as suggested elsewhere then they'll have capacity for HD, each DVB-T2 mux runs at 35 Mbps or so.




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  Reply # 625776 15-May-2012 21:42 Send private message

Isnt it 25 dollars with a few sky channels and a recorder??

Id be up for it if I could say having living and the CI channel or a few others



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  Reply # 625793 15-May-2012 21:54 Send private message

No recording. Maybe timeshift with a USB stick.




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  Reply # 625796 15-May-2012 21:55 Send private message

oh damm thought you could record on it dir !

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  Reply # 626074 16-May-2012 13:08 Send private message

Spyware: If they are using 3 muxes as suggested elsewhere then they'll have capacity for HD, each DVB-T2 mux runs at 35 Mbps or so.

They're testing with 1 mux at present - around 39 Mbps.

http://www.nzdtv.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-3467.html

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  Reply # 626080 16-May-2012 13:12 Send private message

It's now been approved by the commerce commission, as shown at http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/6930718/Sky-shares-fall-on-ComCom-news , so I would expect it soon.

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  Reply # 626091 16-May-2012 13:18 Send private message

If they give an option for sports at that $25 rate then I'd be in, but I doubt this whole service will be much use given they wont want to cut into their higher priced sat offering. More channels you don't want I'd expect, but hey lets be positive at least until it kicks off....

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  Reply # 626095 16-May-2012 13:19 Send private message

Shame it dont record at that price i fit did. would knock sky off the market a bit.. nevermind lol

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  Reply # 626099 16-May-2012 13:24 Send private message

Jaxson: If they give an option for sports at that $25 rate then I'd be in, but I doubt this whole service will be much use given they wont want to cut into their higher priced sat offering. More channels you don't want I'd expect, but hey lets be positive at least until it kicks off....

If you check the link I posted above you'll see that I noted an unadvertised channel:

I see there is also an unadvertised channel called "Front Row" - sounds sport-related to me. Interesting...


In addition, I thought they said sports would be PPV via internet hookup...

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