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  Reply # 686025 14-Sep-2012 14:04 Send private message

CYaBro: Sky have to do something though don't they, and soon, otherwise they will lose their UHF frequencies??


That have already built their network and it is up and running, so they have complied with the build conditions

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  Reply # 686028 14-Sep-2012 14:06 Send private message

I have an idea I read somewhere that each analog broadcaster had the option to change to digital 
so Sky   TAB   etc  should be able to get a UHF Digital channel       
not sure on time frame to use it   I would imagine it would be a couple of years !!

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  Reply # 686030 14-Sep-2012 14:10 Send private message

kiwisteve: I have an idea I read somewhere that each analog broadcaster had the option to change to digital 
so Sky   TAB   etc  should be able to get a UHF Digital channel       
not sure on time frame to use it   I would imagine it would be a couple of years !!


I think SKy have a few they can convert, TAB have just converted to digital. There is a 2 year conversion period from memory

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  Reply # 686136 14-Sep-2012 19:25 Send private message

knoydart:
kiwisteve: I have an idea I read somewhere that each analog broadcaster had the option to change to digital 
so Sky   TAB   etc  should be able to get a UHF Digital channel       
not sure on time frame to use it   I would imagine it would be a couple of years !!


I think SKy have a few they can convert, TAB have just converted to digital. There is a 2 year conversion period from memory


Didn't  Trackside go on to the DTT platform early last year and the analog shutdown in May 2011??




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  Reply # 686139 14-Sep-2012 19:54 Send private message

Yes they did   but they would still be able to have their own UHF channel   as they had analogue channels
so in theory they could  go off freeview !!


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  Reply # 686318 15-Sep-2012 08:31 Send private message

When Trackside goes HD then maybe their own mux but hardly necessary for the current 2 Mbps offering.




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  Reply # 686321 15-Sep-2012 08:44 Send private message

Well still nothing from Igloo  ,  are we  surprised at that  ???  CryCry

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  Reply # 686324 15-Sep-2012 08:47 Send private message

Looks like Igloo was an iceberg instead. A week ago an installer who seemed very technically minded knew absolutely nothing about it, and the other installer 2 weeks ago never even heard about it.




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  Reply # 686325 15-Sep-2012 08:52 Send private message

Have been told that Channel 800, which was recently testing, is Igloo.
Anybody confirm?

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  Reply # 686329 15-Sep-2012 09:03 Send private message

I doubt it   Igloo has been transmitting since March ,  has its own MUX on a separate UHF Channel   and is DVBT2   so current receivers wont see it  ,  even my DVBT  Sig level and quality meter  wont decode it   just gives sig level


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  Reply # 686499 15-Sep-2012 17:51 Send private message

kiwisteve: I doubt it   Igloo has been transmitting since March ,  has its own MUX on a separate UHF Channel   and is DVBT2   so current receivers wont see it  ,  even my DVBT  Sig level and quality meter  wont decode it   just gives sig level



No doubt about it. Ch 800 is not Igloo. Separate set up entirely as Kiwisteve says. I can meter it and see the channels on the work meter but we don have the keys to unlock it so no decode for us

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  Reply # 688060 19-Sep-2012 10:36 Send private message

Just received a call with some more information.

Unfortunately it seems Igloo is not launching end of September. The folks are still working out some small kinks.

I was invited to see a demo though as it seems the product is in a stage where it's feature complete - just not performing 100% in some areas it seems. As I'm not in AKL I won't be seeing the demo but will have a phone call later today about the product.








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  Reply # 688237 19-Sep-2012 15:37 Send private message

Aaaaaand little hope that was left in IGLOO is gone!




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  Reply # 688242 19-Sep-2012 15:41 Send private message

I just had a phone call with their CEO and he is adamant the platform is complete but needs some fine tuning. He won't commit on a final date yet...




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  Reply # 688246 19-Sep-2012 15:45 Send private message

freitasm: I just had a phone call with their CEO and he is adamant the platform is complete but needs some fine tuning. He won't commit on a final date yet...


Did he say that Kim Dotcom didn't donate any money and that if he did he knows nothing about it? 




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