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  Reply # 1108010 13-Aug-2014 22:55

tangerz:
DickDastardly:
jaidevp: So still no Discovery/Natgeo HD.. sigh...


Agreed!!  There are SO many other channels (like you said Discovery, Nat Geo but also Prime, UK TV, Living and i suspect Sky's new Sci-Fi Channel The Zone WONT be in HD) crying out for a little HD magic - its like Sky have got it in their heads that Kiwi's want ONLY sport in HD - this is so not the case (nice business model you have there Sky NZ!!)  But come on - give us more mainstream HD channels - the content is HD - sort out your crappy infrastructure!!


The big problem is all the thousands of old standard sky boxes out there that can only support DVB-S and MPEG2. If they could all be upgraded to DVB-S2 with H.264 boxes there would be plenty of bandwidth for more HD. Because:

1 - Sky would no longer have to transmit 'duplicate' SD versions of the (currently 9) HD channels. The decoder could simply downconvert the HD channels (if need be).
2 - The remaining SD channels could then either be transmitted at better quality at the same bitrate (as low bitrate H.264 looks better than low bitrate MPEG2) or transmitted at the same quality at a lower bitrate - (more likely knowing Sky!)

Problem is replacing all those boxes will cost Sky $$$ but generate them no more income.




Sky are actually releasing a new box in March or April of next year which we have been told will be called the mysky 3. Although this new stb won't be replacing the older generation mysky, just the standard digital box and first gen mysky 1. sky will be pumping them into homes replacing all the old boxes so hopefully this will be the start of the cycle of moving onto hd and upgrading there channel quality. Fingers crossed.

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  Reply # 1108011 13-Aug-2014 22:57
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0men:
Sky are actually releasing a new box in March or April of next year which we have been told will be called the mysky 3. Although this new stb won't be replacing the older generation mysky, just the standard digital box and first gen mysky 1. sky will be pumping them into homes replacing all the old boxes so hopefully this will be the start of the cycle of moving onto hd and upgrading there channel quality. Fingers crossed.

source?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1108015 13-Aug-2014 23:17

haydenmarsh:
0men:
Sky are actually releasing a new box in March or April of next year which we have been told will be called the mysky 3. Although this new stb won't be replacing the older generation mysky, just the standard digital box and first gen mysky 1. sky will be pumping them into homes replacing all the old boxes so hopefully this will be the start of the cycle of moving onto hd and upgrading there channel quality. Fingers crossed.

source?


I am a sky technician/contractor.

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  Reply # 1108017 13-Aug-2014 23:26
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0men:
haydenmarsh:
0men:
Sky are actually releasing a new box in March or April of next year which we have been told will be called the mysky 3. Although this new stb won't be replacing the older generation mysky, just the standard digital box and first gen mysky 1. sky will be pumping them into homes replacing all the old boxes so hopefully this will be the start of the cycle of moving onto hd and upgrading there channel quality. Fingers crossed.

source?


I am a sky technician/contractor.

Ill keep this in my mind.. if that doesn't happen.. watch out haha (joking, but lets hope it does happen)

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  Reply # 1108018 13-Aug-2014 23:29

haydenmarsh:
0men:
haydenmarsh:
0men:
Sky are actually releasing a new box in March or April of next year which we have been told will be called the mysky 3. Although this new stb won't be replacing the older generation mysky, just the standard digital box and first gen mysky 1. sky will be pumping them into homes replacing all the old boxes so hopefully this will be the start of the cycle of moving onto hd and upgrading there channel quality. Fingers crossed.

source?


I am a sky technician/contractor.

Ill keep this in my mind.. if that doesn't happen.. watch out haha (joking, but lets hope it does happen)


It's happening trust me. A lot of changes coming up in the next few months. Something big in November/December and then next year with the mysky 3. Also in the works is the streaming service which will be activated soon.

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  Reply # 1108082 14-Aug-2014 08:05
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Wish I had read the last few posts before I completed the latest Sky customer survey. Pretty much every chance I got to comment was to mention more HD and ditching the old decoders.
That and not jacking up the prices any further. But that's getting a bit OT.
Interested to know what coverage ESPN2 adds to the mix




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  Reply # 1108237 14-Aug-2014 11:38

Dingbatt: Wish I had read the last few posts before I completed the latest Sky customer survey. Pretty much every chance I got to comment was to mention more HD and ditching the old decoders.
That and not jacking up the prices any further. But that's getting a bit OT.
Interested to know what coverage ESPN2 adds to the mix


Yea unfortunately we only find out as much as you about channels it's only hardware we get information about so couldn't shed any more light

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  Reply # 1110821 18-Aug-2014 21:02
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Espn and Espn 2 now on skygo!

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  Reply # 1111620 19-Aug-2014 21:24
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guessing there wont be any La Liga on ESPN2?

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  Reply # 1114218 23-Aug-2014 21:48
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sky seems to be reducing the bandwidth and resolution of its current sport channels to fit in ESPN2 HD sky sport 1-6 is now 1440x1080i 




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  Reply # 1114230 23-Aug-2014 22:04
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l43a2: sky seems to be reducing the bandwidth and resolution of its current sport channels to fit in ESPN2 HD sky sport 1-6 is now 1440x1080i 

1440x1080i? are you sure?

edit: just looked myself.
Width                                    : 1 440 pixels
Height                                   : 1 080 pixels
WHY?!?

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  Reply # 1114231 23-Aug-2014 22:10
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sky hates us. :(




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  Reply # 1114378 24-Aug-2014 05:24
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Can you even notice the difference between 1440x1080 and 1920x1080? expect a flood of complaints on their Facebook???






 


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  Reply # 1114384 24-Aug-2014 07:43
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haydenmarsh:
l43a2: sky seems to be reducing the bandwidth and resolution of its current sport channels to fit in ESPN2 HD sky sport 1-6 is now 1440x1080i 

1440x1080i? are you sure?

edit: just looked myself.
Width                                    : 1 440 pixels
Height                                   : 1 080 pixels
WHY?!?


Sky giveth and Sky taketh away. The godliness of monoplies.

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  Reply # 1114399 24-Aug-2014 08:40
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Apsattv: Can you even notice the difference between 1440x1080 and 1920x1080? expect a flood of complaints on their Facebook???




The average sports pleb won't notice the difference..




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