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  #1172090 10-Nov-2014 11:47
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Spyware: Salt in whose wound, at least the channels are now watchable (most actual race feeds are actually still SD, even Melbourne Cup looked SD but all the mpeg2 macroblocks have gone). NZ Racing Board chose to go with the least expensive transmission means that allowed HD channels and in process added value to Sky, win win really.

Win Win for who??  certainly not the little old ladies who used to watch it over the air but can't now and can't afford Sky let alone a MySky with HD..

Your little old ladies mustn't enjoy racing as much as mine.... my Gran loves it and says its much better than before.

She can obviously afford Sky then.  There are plenty around who can't..

She gets the free sky package up until 31/12.  After that it is does cost $18.70 per month.  this does not include mySky but she doesn't need HD.  She said the channel content has been much better since trackside started differentiating the two channels. 

According to trackside this is not something they could have offered without moving to one platform.



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  #1176094 14-Nov-2014 20:38
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The Racing Board have relocated Trackside studio production from Avalon Studios in Lower Hutt to purpose built facilities in Auckland. This is set up to run in full HD - this currenlty includes all Graphics and Studio cameras. Those of you who do watch will have noticed a significant increase in the amount of information now being delivered by the onscreen graphics - and this is only enhanced in HD.
All NZ outside broadcasts of racing are still in SD (as well as those from overseas) , but upscaled before being delivered to Sky as a total HD package.  There will likley be an upgrade of the national OB fleet to HD which will further enhance the quality. 

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