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  Reply # 1966946 2-Mar-2018 10:33
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Pumpedd:

 

HD is the norm now....most free to air is HD accept Sky's Prime of course. Even Duke is HD. For Sky to charge an extra $10 in 2018 for HD is pathetic when they must broadcast the free to view channels in HD regardless. 

 

The CEO must go..he clearly has trouble understanding reality.

 

They deserve to die, which is sad as I was a Sky subscriber from day one up until 3 years ago.

 

 

Charging extra for HD is also pretty normal. Netflix do, Stan (Australia) do, Foxtel do for their set top box customers. Some don't though, like Neon and Fan Pass (both Sky companies), and Lightbox (although they have indicated that they are going to add a 'premium' option in the coming months.


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  Reply # 1966954 2-Mar-2018 10:48
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stinger:

 

Pumpedd:

 

HD is the norm now....most free to air is HD accept Sky's Prime of course. Even Duke is HD. For Sky to charge an extra $10 in 2018 for HD is pathetic when they must broadcast the free to view channels in HD regardless. 

 

The CEO must go..he clearly has trouble understanding reality.

 

They deserve to die, which is sad as I was a Sky subscriber from day one up until 3 years ago.

 

 

Charging extra for HD is also pretty normal. Netflix do, Stan (Australia) do, Foxtel do for their set top box customers. Some don't though, like Neon and Fan Pass (both Sky companies), and Lightbox (although they have indicated that they are going to add a 'premium' option in the coming months.

 

 

The issue is Sky make $12 per subscriber per month.  If everyone had HD (and they dont), then dropping HD cost will cause Sky to shut the doors and liquidate the company and pay back the shareholders, breaking even doesn't work. A vastly reduced profit also doesn't work. Best you can hope for is that they make other changes in the future and HD is free (but its actually still built in)


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  Reply # 1967235 2-Mar-2018 18:53
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If they cut the Sd feeds of various channels they could free up the capacity used by 26 of their sd channels and ditch 2 t.p's hows that for saving money.

 

They can still lock video output to the users STB at sd resolution, via software if they really want to.

 

 


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  Reply # 1967237 2-Mar-2018 18:55
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Apsattv:

 

If they cut the Sd feeds of various channels they could free up the capacity used by 26 of their sd channels and ditch 2 t.p's hows that for saving money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is a t.p?


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  Reply # 1967238 2-Mar-2018 18:56
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t.p =transponder

 

 


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  Reply # 1967241 2-Mar-2018 19:10
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stinger:

Pumpedd:


HD is the norm now....most free to air is HD accept Sky's Prime of course. Even Duke is HD. For Sky to charge an extra $10 in 2018 for HD is pathetic when they must broadcast the free to view channels in HD regardless. 


The CEO must go..he clearly has trouble understanding reality.


They deserve to die, which is sad as I was a Sky subscriber from day one up until 3 years ago.



Charging extra for HD is also pretty normal. Netflix do, Stan (Australia) do, Foxtel do for their set top box customers. Some don't though, like Neon and Fan Pass (both Sky companies), and Lightbox (although they have indicated that they are going to add a 'premium' option in th7e coming months.



Actually Netflix charge extra for UHD HD is standard in their cheapest plans and the UHD plan supports 4 concurrent streams rather than 2 for very little more a month so not really comparing Apples with apples.

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  Reply # 1967242 2-Mar-2018 19:15
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Apsattv:

 

If they cut the Sd feeds of various channels they could free up the capacity used by 26 of their sd channels and ditch 2 t.p's hows that for saving money.

 

They can still lock video output to the users STB at sd resolution, via software if they really want to.

 

 

 

 

So reducing some SD channels, ok. If they dropped some SD channels they would need to be the non popular ones, so some will still expect a refund. You'd expect they have looked at this, or are, or will. I have no idea what 2 transponders cost to lease. 


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  Reply # 1967244 2-Mar-2018 19:19
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epr:
stinger:

 

Pumpedd:

 

 

 

HD is the norm now....most free to air is HD accept Sky's Prime of course. Even Duke is HD. For Sky to charge an extra $10 in 2018 for HD is pathetic when they must broadcast the free to view channels in HD regardless. 

 

 

 

The CEO must go..he clearly has trouble understanding reality.

 

 

 

They deserve to die, which is sad as I was a Sky subscriber from day one up until 3 years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charging extra for HD is also pretty normal. Netflix do, Stan (Australia) do, Foxtel do for their set top box customers. Some don't though, like Neon and Fan Pass (both Sky companies), and Lightbox (although they have indicated that they are going to add a 'premium' option in th7e coming months.

 



Actually Netflix charge extra for UHD HD is standard in their cheapest plans and the UHD plan supports 4 concurrent streams rather than 2 for very little more a month so not really comparing Apples with apples.

 

Fair comment. Optus charges for HD, so not much option there. Should Sky ditched the satellite, and what Fellet said about the upgrade that allows apps to be on the STB and possibility of a non STB Sky app, you could read into that that satellite is on the way out in favour of broadband. If thats the case you would expect that they will drop the HD fee. Perhaps a deal with Optus to support satellite feeds on a per subscriber basis. 


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  Reply # 1967273 2-Mar-2018 20:08
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stinger:

 

Pumpedd:

 

HD is the norm now....most free to air is HD accept Sky's Prime of course. Even Duke is HD. For Sky to charge an extra $10 in 2018 for HD is pathetic when they must broadcast the free to view channels in HD regardless. 

 

The CEO must go..he clearly has trouble understanding reality.

 

They deserve to die, which is sad as I was a Sky subscriber from day one up until 3 years ago.

 

 

Charging extra for HD is also pretty normal. Netflix do, Stan (Australia) do, Foxtel do for their set top box customers. Some don't though, like Neon and Fan Pass (both Sky companies), and Lightbox (although they have indicated that they are going to add a 'premium' option in the coming months.

 

 

Seems you are wrong.


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  Reply # 1967288 2-Mar-2018 20:39
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stinger:

Pumpedd:


HD is the norm now....most free to air is HD accept Sky's Prime of course. Even Duke is HD. For Sky to charge an extra $10 in 2018 for HD is pathetic when they must broadcast the free to view channels in HD regardless. 


The CEO must go..he clearly has trouble understanding reality.


They deserve to die, which is sad as I was a Sky subscriber from day one up until 3 years ago.



Charging extra for HD is also pretty normal. Netflix do, Stan (Australia) do, Foxtel do for their set top box customers. Some don't though, like Neon and Fan Pass (both Sky companies), and Lightbox (although they have indicated that they are going to add a 'premium' option in the coming months.



Charging extra for 4K is understandable (like Netflix) but for 1080p is a bit rich. Most content is filmed in HD these days from my understanding so charging for it is a bit strange.

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  Reply # 1967290 2-Mar-2018 20:45
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We seem to be getting a bit off topic here, this is not a Sky bashing thread

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  Reply # 1967370 3-Mar-2018 01:14
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tdgeek:

 

Apsattv:

 

If they cut the Sd feeds of various channels they could free up the capacity used by 26 of their sd channels and ditch 2 t.p's hows that for saving money.

 

They can still lock video output to the users STB at sd resolution, via software if they really want to.

 

 

 

 

So reducing some SD channels, ok. If they dropped some SD channels they would need to be the non popular ones, so some will still expect a refund. You'd expect they have looked at this, or are, or will. I have no idea what 2 transponders cost to lease. 

 

 

They wouldnt be losing any content as there is NO need for SD versions of Sky sports etc once all  subscribers have the newer decoders.

 

 


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  Reply # 1967371 3-Mar-2018 01:17
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tdgeek:

 

epr:
stinger:

 

Pumpedd:

 

 

 

HD is the norm now....most free to air is HD accept Sky's Prime of course. Even Duke is HD. For Sky to charge an extra $10 in 2018 for HD is pathetic when they must broadcast the free to view channels in HD regardless. 

 

 

 

The CEO must go..he clearly has trouble understanding reality.

 

 

 

They deserve to die, which is sad as I was a Sky subscriber from day one up until 3 years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charging extra for HD is also pretty normal. Netflix do, Stan (Australia) do, Foxtel do for their set top box customers. Some don't though, like Neon and Fan Pass (both Sky companies), and Lightbox (although they have indicated that they are going to add a 'premium' option in th7e coming months.

 



Actually Netflix charge extra for UHD HD is standard in their cheapest plans and the UHD plan supports 4 concurrent streams rather than 2 for very little more a month so not really comparing Apples with apples.

 

Fair comment. Optus charges for HD, so not much option there. Should Sky ditched the satellite, and what Fellet said about the upgrade that allows apps to be on the STB and possibility of a non STB Sky app, you could read into that that satellite is on the way out in favour of broadband. If thats the case you would expect that they will drop the HD fee. Perhaps a deal with Optus to support satellite feeds on a per subscriber basis. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optus DOES not charge extra for HD sky has contract for a certain amount capacity, Sky can do whatever they want with it.

 

 


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  Reply # 1967386 3-Mar-2018 08:50
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To backup Craig's comment, satellite operators sell by bandwidth, not protocol or content, this is not visible to them.

 

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  Reply # 1967409 3-Mar-2018 09:45
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has this eternal deal actually ended now?





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