I tend to avoid NZ FTA whenever possible, in favour of streaming channels from overseas, or when it comes to Aussie content, I have a Dreambox with Aurora access.
However, one thing that I do watch every once in a while, is American Idol. I stream in Fox, and I get American Idol in HD, via the company that supplies it.
Anyway in getting to the point. There are days, when I'm unable to stream in Fox, so I'm forced to tune into NZ tv a day later. When it was on TV2, it was in full I'd say 1080i HD, and the quality was better then streaming so I'd just tune in the next day, and re watch it in HD.
This season however, I was shocked that American Idol had moved to prime, and the picture is in SD 480i.
Why doesn't Prime go to HD for shows like that? 99.9% of the shows are delivered to the network in HD why doesn't Prime broadcast in HD on Sky?
No wonder why people are turning to pirating TV series these days, the quality is inferior to the SD 480i NZ residents are forced to watch.
Since we pay for Mysky HDI, and when I last checked Prime is owned by Sky, they should provide Prime to us in HD.
American Idol was better off on TV2.