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Topic # 136395 25-Nov-2013 20:53 Send private message

Have been noticing recently that Discovery have been advertising Shark Week. One line in the ad I have noticed is that it says it will be in HD and at the end of the ad it gives the New Zealand times so you would have to imagine that sky approved the ad.

Has anyone heard elsewhere if this is something that is going to happen as this is the only time I have heard this. Would love to finally see Discovery go HD for a change.

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  Reply # 940658 25-Nov-2013 21:00 One person supports this post Send private message

i suspect this would be because its coming via the feed from AU and their discovery channel is in HD





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  Reply # 945699 4-Dec-2013 21:40 One person supports this post Send private message

Yeah I noticed the add too. Actually I'd much rather see Nat Geo in HD, Discovery content is pretty rubbish these days imho.



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  Reply # 945823 5-Dec-2013 07:20 Send private message

doesn't mean much, i have seen adds for Hungry Jacks, Foxtel all from Australia and shown here.



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  Reply # 945826 5-Dec-2013 07:36 Send private message

But all those ads clearly show that they are mistakes or them just being cheapskates.

This advert showed no signs of being these. It has clearly been edited for NZ due to the times being listed are only shown in NZ Time.

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  Reply # 945828 5-Dec-2013 07:43 One person supports this post Send private message

You'll probably never see Nat Geo or Discovery HD on satellite in foreseeable future as no bandwidth unless they shift the entire satellite to DB-S2 H.264. This requires dumping all the legacy decoders at $50M or simply waiting 5+ years until the mySky HDi eventually replace the legacy decoders. Either that or simply putting HD content on UFB.




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  Reply # 945840 5-Dec-2013 08:04 Send private message

Well they have enough bandwidth for popup kids movie channels over the holidays and 8! HD popup Olympics channels. They could save a VERY small amount of bandwidth by getting rid animal planet. Since the picture quality is so bad you can't really make out what's going on. And there are a few other channels that fall into that category. Sky doesn't really have a good balance between quality and quantity (both content and picture quality).



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  Reply # 945861 5-Dec-2013 08:47 Send private message

mcraenz: Well they have enough bandwidth for popup kids movie channels over the holidays and 8! HD popup Olympics channels. They could save a VERY small amount of bandwidth by getting rid animal planet. Since the picture quality is so bad you can't really make out what's going on. And there are a few other channels that fall into that category. Sky doesn't really have a good balance between quality and quantity (both content and picture quality).


I think what they have a whole transponder of Sky Box Office channels so when things like the olympics come around they dump those channels and upgrade it to HD just for that period

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  Reply # 946146 5-Dec-2013 17:04 Send private message

mcraenz: Well they have enough bandwidth for popup kids movie channels over the holidays and 8! HD popup Olympics channels. They could save a VERY small amount of bandwidth by getting rid animal planet. Since the picture quality is so bad you can't really make out what's going on. And there are a few other channels that fall into that category. Sky doesn't really have a good balance between quality and quantity (both content and picture quality).


They don't run HD channels on DVB-S transponders so to shift the lot to DVB-S2 is the only long term solution there could be. This won't happen of course in short term because doesn't please share holders. So everyone is out of luck sorry.




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  Reply # 946369 6-Dec-2013 08:18 2 people support this post Send private message

I would settle for PRIME and UKTV in HD, but that is just me.

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