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  Reply # 724817 29-Nov-2012 18:48
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Jaxson:
hdinsider:  Getting excited now!


I really wish I could get excited that easily.  I'm looking forward to seeing the concrete final pricing structure.  ie how much for a one off game and will this be available in HD with 5.1 sound etc?  Will you be able to subscribe to all games of this type or will they all be one offs etc?


As stated previously, 12 channels on a single T2 mux running at 38 Mbps max means each channel runs at 3 Mbps. There is no HD ability.




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  Reply # 724823 29-Nov-2012 18:53
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Jaxson:
hdinsider:  Getting excited now!


I really wish I could get excited that easily.  I'm looking forward to seeing the concrete final pricing structure.  ie how much for a one off game and will this be available in HD with 5.1 sound etc?  Will you be able to subscribe to all games of this type or will they all be one offs etc?


Based on what I have been using, sport events vary in price. Ranging from $15-$40. $15 convered an ITM Cup game, while $20 covers All Blacks. $40 was some wrestling big event and also Shane Cameron Vs Danny Green. You cant subsribe to all games of one type (Union for eamaple) unless they change it when it launchs.

I think paying $100 (Probably be more, $150 maybe?) or whatever for a season of Super 15 would be good, although I dont like Union. Packaged deals are a good idea imo

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 724872 29-Nov-2012 20:30
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Jaxson:
hdinsider:  Getting excited now!


I really wish I could get excited that easily.  I'm looking forward to seeing the concrete final pricing structure.  ie how much for a one off game and will this be available in HD with 5.1 sound etc?  Will you be able to subscribe to all games of this type or will they all be one offs etc?


As stated previously, 12 channels on a single T2 mux running at 38 Mbps max means each channel runs at 3 Mbps. There is no HD ability.

What about the FTA channels??




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  Reply # 724875 29-Nov-2012 20:42
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They're sourced from the Freeview transmissions... so TV ONE, TV 2 and TV 3 are HD.
The box is obviously capable of receiving and decoding HD. It is just what Sky decide to offer.

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  Reply # 724952 29-Nov-2012 23:21
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mm1352000: They're sourced from the Freeview transmissions... so TV ONE, TV 2 and TV 3 are HD.
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Yet, TVNZ's HD channels on Sky DVB-S are encrypted?? hmmm.... interesting...

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  Reply # 724956 29-Nov-2012 23:47
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grolschie: Yet, TVNZ's HD channels on Sky DVB-S are encrypted?? hmmm.... interesting...

Completely off topic for this thread, but I'll bite...

Igloo is a joint TVNZ/Sky venture so it is hardly surprising that TVNZ would make it possible to reuse their Freeview transmissions. It is cheaper than broadcasting additional SD versions. Regional advertising is sorted. Makes perfect sense to me.

Freeview satellite is completely different. From Sky's perspective I don't see any persuasive business case for Sky to unencrypt those channels. Satellite bandwidth is extremely costly. Sky are paying to put those channels up there. Their subscriber subs cover those costs. Why should access for some people (ie. Freeview Sat viewers) be subsidised by Sky subscribers?
Now if TVNZ were to offer to cover a proportion of those transmission costs in exchange for unencrypting them that might be a different story. However, TVNZ seems more keen to have regional advertising than have HD for Freeview satellite. I guess they think the regional advertising service has a business case in terms of advertising dollars brought and is more important than HD for the ~13% of the country that doesn't have access to Freeview HD.

That's my take on it anyway.

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  Reply # 724962 30-Nov-2012 02:13

Igloo is DTT so pointing to free versions of tv1,2 and 3 in HD is as easy as pie.

What happened to your post WildBill? Has the launch on Monday been delayed again?




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  Reply # 724983 30-Nov-2012 07:06
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mm1352000:

... That's my take on it anyway.


Ok, thanks for that. Yep, I was off topic. Sorry.

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  Reply # 725270 30-Nov-2012 18:28
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Just incase you guys were interested in getting movies on Igloo you are some what "limited". Sure there are tons of movies, but if you search for "Batman" "Star wars" "Lord of the rings" and im sure many other blockbusters (I only tried those 3) there are no results. You would think they would have put in some old school classics.

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  Reply # 725282 30-Nov-2012 19:24
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"Igloo is coming soon" At least that is according to a Noel Leemings adverting street sign, so they must have been told about an imminent release date in the very near future.

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  Reply # 725713 2-Dec-2012 11:45
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What is sky charging for the fight for life in 2 weeks? Igloo is charging $40, guessing its the same on Sky?

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  Reply # 725817 2-Dec-2012 17:19

Finch: What is sky charging for the fight for life in 2 weeks? Igloo is charging $40, guessing its the same on Sky?


Will they give you a receipt for the "charitable" donation if you pay per view this?




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  Reply # 725831 2-Dec-2012 18:08
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hdinsider:
Finch: What is sky charging for the fight for life in 2 weeks? Igloo is charging $40, guessing its the same on Sky?


Will they give you a receipt for the "charitable" donation if you pay per view this?


Think so. Had to black some stuff out incase they track me down and kill me :D



Edit: Sorry picture quality is so bad. Used paint.


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  Reply # 725834 2-Dec-2012 18:19
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Finch: Think so. Had to black some stuff out incase they track me down and kill me :D

Are you aware that your full name is listed in your Geekzone profile? :)

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  Reply # 725836 2-Dec-2012 18:26
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Behodar:
Finch: Think so. Had to black some stuff out incase they track me down and kill me :D

Are you aware that your full name is listed in your Geekzone profile? :)


Oh thanks. Think I changed it now :D

Edit: Launchs tomorrow anyway so dont think I would get in trouble either way.

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