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Topic # 151501 27-Aug-2014 16:43
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Sky just emailed to say they are adding HD to two more movie channels. Classic and Action. Effective from September 1.




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  Reply # 1116706 27-Aug-2014 17:07
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yeap i can confirm just rescanned by box and found SM Classic HD and SM action HD




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  Reply # 1116708 27-Aug-2014 17:08
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Did they buy more transponder capacity, or which channels took a bitrate cut?

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  Reply # 1116712 27-Aug-2014 17:13
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They must have been the test HD feeds that have been showing for the last few weeks.

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eXDee: Did they buy more transponder capacity, or which channels took a bitrate cut?


Probably the bandwith savings from making channels  1440x1080i instead of 1920x1080i   :)  Crafty.....

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  Reply # 1116837 27-Aug-2014 20:42
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rscole86: They must have been the test HD feeds that have been showing for the last few weeks.


What resolution are these feeds??, 1920x1080i or 1440x1080i.




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  Reply # 1116954 28-Aug-2014 05:36
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Arh bad martial arts movies in HD now.

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  Reply # 1117019 28-Aug-2014 08:41
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rscole86: They must have been the test HD feeds that have been showing for the last few weeks.


What resolution are these feeds??, 1920x1080i or 1440x1080i.


1440x1080

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  Reply # 1119434 1-Sep-2014 11:07
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On a semi related note:

 

On the 8th of December 2014, SKY TV will no longer offer the following channels:

 

  • Mind Games
  • Playing TV
  • Weather Channel


Looks like they're freeing up some more spectrum. Hopefully they will be replaced by useful channels :D

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  Reply # 1119463 1-Sep-2014 11:42
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Andib: On a semi related note:

On the 8th of December 2014, SKY TV will no longer offer the following channels:

 

  • Mind Games
  • Playing TV
  • Weather Channel


Looks like they're freeing up some more spectrum. Hopefully they will be replaced by useful channels :D

Honestly, who used these channels?

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  Reply # 1119469 1-Sep-2014 11:46
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I know of a few people that used the weather channel. The games? not so much. I remember when the weather channel and games were implemented, i believe it was early 2001, it was a terrible experience then and im not sure if it got any better.

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  Reply # 1119471 1-Sep-2014 11:50
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haydenmarsh:
Andib: On a semi related note:

On the 8th of December 2014, SKY TV will no longer offer the following channels:

 

  • Mind Games
  • Playing TV
  • Weather Channel


Looks like they're freeing up some more spectrum. Hopefully they will be replaced by useful channels :D

Honestly, who used these channels?


Weather Channel used to be the goto service for weather in my household.

Up until i moved out (im not around to tell if this is still the case), it was still used on a almost daily basis, due to the fact that it was "faster than the internet" - ild personally argue against that, was one of the slowest weather services i have used...




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  Reply # 1119482 1-Sep-2014 12:00
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hio77:
haydenmarsh:
Andib: On a semi related note:

On the 8th of December 2014, SKY TV will no longer offer the following channels:

 

  • Mind Games
  • Playing TV
  • Weather Channel


Looks like they're freeing up some more spectrum. Hopefully they will be replaced by useful channels :D

Honestly, who used these channels?


Weather Channel used to be the goto service for weather in my household.

Up until i moved out (im not around to tell if this is still the case), it was still used on a almost daily basis, due to the fact that it was "faster than the internet" - ild personally argue against that, was one of the slowest weather services i have used...

Yeah, the weather channel was good. don't know if it gets used much, maybe offer it via the ethernet port in MySky boxes?

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  Reply # 1119488 1-Sep-2014 12:05
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haydenmarsh:
Yeah, the weather channel was good. don't know if it gets used much, maybe offer it via the ethernet port in MySky boxes?


ild love to see a use for the ethernet for services like that. 

Ild expect, it would be far more efficient.




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  Reply # 1119494 1-Sep-2014 12:15
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hio77:
haydenmarsh:
Yeah, the weather channel was good. don't know if it gets used much, maybe offer it via the ethernet port in MySky boxes?


ild love to see a use for the ethernet for services like that. 

Ild expect, it would be far more efficient.

That's what i thought it was designed for - haven't seen it used at all for anything yet?

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  Reply # 1119542 1-Sep-2014 12:44
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It does seem that Sky are up to something stopping unused channels...

Some questions - how many channels of SD would have to be stopped to make space for an HD channel?  I wonder if its 3?  Please let it not be a compressed HD channel!

And please let it not be more paying sports channels - but as others have said something useful - like Discovery or Prime...




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