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Topic # 180831 23-Sep-2015 10:11
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Just did an Igloo survey around what I would do if Igloo disappeared and the new Sky set top box coming. At the beginning they said "don't panic Igloo is not going"

So I expect Igloo to be dead by years end




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  Reply # 1392571 23-Sep-2015 10:27
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Sky box via satellite or via Internet I wonder?? Yep I think your Igloo box will be a museum piece soon..




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  Reply # 1392573 23-Sep-2015 10:30
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The survey talked about the new Sky Digital box that's replacing the original digital boxes out there and using this in place of Igloo which they claim isn't going yeah right.
It also talked out getting the Igloo channel pack via Internet and streaming from PC etc to TV and viewing on tablets and PC's. Cant see the point when there is Netflix and Lightbox.




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  Reply # 1392575 23-Sep-2015 10:34
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MikeB4: The survey talked about the new Sky Digital box that's replacing the original digital boxes out there and using this in place of Igloo which they claim isn't going yeah right.
It also talked out getting the Igloo channel pack via Internet and streaming from PC etc to TV and viewing on tablets and PC's. Cant see the point when there is Netflix and Lightbox.


That is very interesting - we have Igloo but with the current offers on Sky packages start at $29, I question the value, and the Igloo STB just sucks - slow, powers off after 4 hours, no ability to record.

However if its Internet delivered, how do they plan on handling the UI?  Do they expect people to use a keyboard/mouse? 

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  Reply # 1392583 23-Sep-2015 10:42
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I wonder how many subscribers there actually are to Igloo? Seems to me to have been doomed to failure from the start. I think it's pretty much dead in the water now like TIVO.
I'm just waiting to see what the new Sky Boxes are like before I decide whether to ditch Sky or not. We only watch History and Living Channels now and $50/month is really a bit much for 2 channels. If the History Channel was available via Internet we ditch Sky in a flash.

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  Reply # 1392588 23-Sep-2015 10:49
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Igloo was a great concept - sell a STB for customers for ASO at a good price and give them a few extra channels and PPV options. The problem was Igloo hit the market a year too late and at the wrong price. Ultimately stock did sell when they cut the price, but that was too late to shift volume.



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  Reply # 1392589 23-Sep-2015 10:51
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They never seem to be advertised any more.

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  Reply # 1392854 23-Sep-2015 15:56

Does anyone have the TVNZ popup channel on their Igloo? I have retuned and can see it when tuning, but it doesn't seem to exist as an Igloo channel.




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  Reply # 1393184 24-Sep-2015 04:24
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Igloo was a lemon from the start, the sole purpose was for Sky to keep their Digital UHF frequency's after their Analogues switched off and to prevent a much more expanded Freeview service.





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  Reply # 1393196 24-Sep-2015 07:14
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Apsattv: Igloo was a lemon from the start, the sole purpose was for Sky to keep their Digital UHF frequency's after their Analogues switched off and to prevent a much more expanded Freeview service.




The concept was good but poorly done by Sky which they have a track record of




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  Reply # 1393245 24-Sep-2015 09:34
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sbiddle: Igloo was a great concept - sell a STB for customers for ASO at a good price and give them a few extra channels and PPV options. The problem was Igloo hit the market a year too late and at the wrong price. Ultimately stock did sell when they cut the price, but that was too late to shift volume.


Just like TiVo except was brought to market probably 2-3 years too early when the market was tiny as very few people had switched to (or knew about?) Freeview.  The RRP was incredibly high, only being sold through Telecom and talking about the optional CASPA service (video on demand) people thought it required a net connection to watch all TV.  Unless you were a Telecom customer who had unmetered data for the CASPA service, others could see their relatively low and expensive data cap at the time being eaten away.

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  Reply # 1394432 25-Sep-2015 15:19
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no popup channel or hope ch on igloo box
got igloo as was a cheap box on trade me and as a new user got the first month free
cheap way to watch discovery, nat geo, animal planet,bbc knowledge and now some items on jones
if they do offer a sat box for the same terms may take it and use card in satbox recorder so can watch /record sky,freeview and others in 1 unit

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  Reply # 1395290 27-Sep-2015 18:06
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We love our Igloo and would be bummed if it were decommissioned.

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  Reply # 1395453 28-Sep-2015 01:17
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sbiddle: Igloo was a great concept - sell a STB for customers for ASO at a good price and give them a few extra channels and PPV options. The problem was Igloo hit the market a year too late and at the wrong price. Ultimately stock did sell when they cut the price, but that was too late to shift volume.




I also think if they allowed usb recording, it would've sold a lot better. Believe the box was capable but think rhey deliberately crippled it so as not a threat to Mysky, which it wouldn't have been.



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  Reply # 1428912 16-Nov-2015 13:54
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I received another request to complete an igloo survey regarding possible replacements. Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee igloo.




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  Reply # 1430804 19-Nov-2015 01:51
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another igloo survey
dont know if its related or not but for the past few days a message has come up .......to continue watching go to igloo and get a channel pack,,,,,, which I did 10 days ago
once changed channel a few times things come right ,,,,but when the message is there animal planet becomes tvnz pop up

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