Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
172 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 23


  Reply # 1312209 26-May-2015 18:22
Send private message

mudguard: I must admit I get confused by this too. We have Mysky HDi (which seems to be free on the invoice) and yet the only channel that I ever notice looking good is Channel 3? I was watching MOTOGP the other night and a little icon that popped up offering an HD ticket?
Is the Sky Sports ticket someone pointed out above? How much is that per month and what exactly does mysky HDi get you?
Edit. Noticed the reply from Jase above. Another $10. I had a look at the website. It is a bit weird how the build the pack44ages. They have little icons for HD sport in the basic package. Yet further down they mention the ticket needs to be enabled.


the HD in mysky HDi stands for hard drive not high definition

not sure if they did it on purpose or not but its very confusing for most people


189 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 1312291 26-May-2015 21:02
One person supports this post
Send private message

matt17: Thanks for making me aware of that.

Have been on hold for 40 mins so far, with Vodafone, trying to get the HD ticket added. Are they the most useless ISP in NZ?

Yes! only with them because of the rates and discount on my on account plan.

 
 
 
 


959 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 161


  Reply # 1312432 27-May-2015 07:17
Send private message

matt17: Thanks again for all the advice.

Seems that I need the HD Ticket - hopefully that'll solve things. Cheeky of Sky to sell it like that...grrr.

Another quick question (off topic!) : I use a digital cable (I think it's called a S/PDIF) to get sound from the STB to the amp, and sound from the xBox to the amp. One of the digital cables is damaged (the cat chewed on it and you can see red glowing light where the cat chewed it!!) - will this damage impair audio signal transmission? It doesn't sound like it does.

Matthew


The HDMI cable from MySky will pass video and audio to your amp.

501 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 241


  Reply # 1313185 27-May-2015 22:57
Send private message

matt17: but it should output in HD (1080p) right?


I think sky dropped there transmission standard a while back:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=106&topicid=151956

"The Short Term sacrifice to HD Channels - showing them at 1440x1080i rather than the 1920x1080i standard"

Unless this has changed sky don't transmit in transmit in Full HD quality. Not sure if the up scaling to suit you tv happens in the decoder or in your tv.

21983 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4645

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1313210 28-May-2015 00:25
Send private message

The box will be s along that to an actual resolution HDMI can do and then the tv scaling again to the panel size after deinterlacing the content.

Not looked at what res sky was at recently but last time someone mentioned this it was not the case on the sports channel I looked at.




Richard rich.ms

301 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


  Reply # 1313215 28-May-2015 03:05
Send private message

Sport 1 & 2 are still 1440x1080. Sport 3 to 8 (when available) are 1920x1080.




Antec Veris Fusion v2 Case, Gigabyte 880GM-USB3, Nvidia GT-730, AMD FX 6100 6-core 3.3Ghz, Blackgold BTG3600, Hauppauge HVR-2200, Logitech Harmony 525 remote, Windows 10 (32-bit), Mediaportal.

 

 


1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Orcon announces new always-on internet service for Small Business
Posted 18-Apr-2019 10:19


Spark Sport prices for Rugby World Cup 2019 announced
Posted 16-Apr-2019 07:58


2degrees launches new unlimited mobile plan
Posted 15-Apr-2019 09:35


Redgate brings together major industry speakers for SQL in the City Summits
Posted 13-Apr-2019 12:35


Exported honey authenticated on Blockchain
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:19


HPE and Nutanix partner to deliver hybrid cloud as a service
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:12


Southern Cross and ASN sign contract for Southern Cross NEXT
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:09


Data security top New Zealand consumer priority when choosing a bank
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:07


Samsung announces first 8K screens to hit New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:03


New cyber-protection and insurance product for businesses launched in APAC
Posted 10-Apr-2019 20:59


Kiwis ensure streaming is never interrupted by opting for uncapped broadband plans
Posted 7-Apr-2019 09:05


DHL Express introduces new MyDHL+ online portal to make shipping easier
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:51


RackWare hybrid cloud platform removes barriers to enterprise cloud adoption
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:50


Top partner named at MYOB High Achievers Awards
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:48


Great ideas start in Gisborne with hackathon event back for another round
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:42



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.