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  Reply # 1884682 16-Oct-2017 23:34
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Apsattv:

 

rugrat:
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Its just accessing the current multicast udp streams using new hardware and better functionality

 



What about the on demand part? Is that SD same as MySky box's.
If so then nothing new at all.

 

Not sure abut the apps TVNZ on demand etc. I don't think broadcasters will go out of their way to have apps written for yet ANOTHER device.

 


I expect it might use the android version of the apps?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It says it does youtube, netflix, tvnz, threenow, iheartradio, watchme as well as freeview and sky


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  Reply # 1884684 16-Oct-2017 23:46
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interesting enough, it is only for those people that has fibre available?

 

what about those majority of us that has VDSL only? so we can't use this service then!


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1884685 16-Oct-2017 23:53
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CableGuyChch:
quickymart:

Does this new bundle actually make Sky Basic cheaper than $50?



I'm unsure about pricing at the moment but have been testing one of these boxes for the last 4 months. It is great, the apps work quicker than on my smart tv and the picture quality on all the channels just seems better. I will definitely be signing up when the time comes but for the mean time am putting it through its paces. So far haven't been able to fault it, even with 20 recordings happening at once 😀

Are you able to give more details on the channel offerings? Is it just a couple of premium sky channels at present? The marketing material is a bit confusing




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  Reply # 1884689 16-Oct-2017 23:57
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interesting enough, it is only for those people that has fibre available?


what about those majority of us that has VDSL only? so we can't use this service then!




I don't know what Vodafones intentions are long term but I've managed to have this box working quite nicely on 20mb after playing around with the rgw's speed limiters. Time will tell but a very nice piece of equipment to use.

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  Reply # 1884690 17-Oct-2017 00:17
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kharris:
CableGuyChch:
quickymart:

Does this new bundle actually make Sky Basic cheaper than $50?



I'm unsure about pricing at the moment but have been testing one of these boxes for the last 4 months. It is great, the apps work quicker than on my smart tv and the picture quality on all the channels just seems better. I will definitely be signing up when the time comes but for the mean time am putting it through its paces. So far haven't been able to fault it, even with 20 recordings happening at once 😀

Are you able to give more details on the channel offerings? Is it just a couple of premium sky channels at present? The marketing material is a bit confusing


As I'm part of the testing stage, I have available all the Sky channels, basic, sports,movies,Soho etc. Netflix works nicely with my own account and much quicker to access. There is still a bit to do in the background which I can't elabarate on sorry.

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  Reply # 1884704 17-Oct-2017 06:29
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quickymart:

 

Does this new bundle actually make Sky Basic cheaper than $50?

 

 

Unless they removed the sport subsidy, I doubt it. Id expect say a $10 discount. Fellet mentioned added value recently, and apps on the STB, and especially untethering your TV from the Sky STB so you can use your other devices for all STB content is a big deal IMHO. 


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  Reply # 1884743 17-Oct-2017 07:22
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jackyleunght2002:

 

interesting enough, it is only for those people that has fibre available?

 

what about those majority of us that has VDSL only? so we can't use this service then!

 

 

Fibre is now available to the majority of NZ premises.

 

No it won't work over VDSL2 as it relies on UFB multicast for the delivery of broadcast channels.

 

 


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  Reply # 1884787 17-Oct-2017 08:52
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Ulairi:

 

Behodar:

 

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https://www.vodafone.co.nz/tv/vodafonetv/

 

 

"Hours of storgae". How hard is it to run a spellcheck before publishing?

 

Edit: Some of the descriptions end abruptly, some with a full stop, and one even ends with a comma. Consistency would be nice...

 

Edit 2: It seems that someone from Voda is reading this, because they've been fixed.

 

 

 

 

+1 to this. 

 

 

 

Since changing to FibreX two months ago, we had regular dropouts.  It seemed to be fixed over the last few weeks, but returned with a vengeance over last weekend.  I really can't recommend Vodafone TV to anyone until Vodafone get FibreX stability sorted....

 

 

Yes, this is what would concern me also. FibreX has been around for a while now and it's a pity that there are still reports of regular dropouts. There is also the point that if a large number of people switch from satellite to internet for all their TV viewing, will this place a huge load on internet and lead to even more dropouts? Imagine watching an All Blacks test match and having large chunks of the game dropping out due to internet overloading!

 

Until there are answers to these questions, I think many people will prefer to stick with the SKY satellite service.

 

Incidentally, will the Vodafone internet TV be in high definition as part of the basic price, or is it likely to cost more for high definition? What about 4K, will this be possible?


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  Reply # 1884871 17-Oct-2017 09:26
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Are these the last twitches of a dying beast? Unless they become a lot more competitive on price I don't see how this will make the sky package more desirable, .... and if Amazon gets the rugby, well, all over red rover. They need to at least halve their prices to be competitive with the likes of Netflix.

 

The only thing that makes sky desirable is the sport.


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  Reply # 1884886 17-Oct-2017 09:50
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Will you be able to sideload other apps?
If I could put kodi on there I would almost be down to one remote on the coffee table.




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  Reply # 1884967 17-Oct-2017 11:09
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With Sky Basic are we going to see more channels in HD? i.e where the feed to Sky is in HD but they downgrade it to SD


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  Reply # 1885004 17-Oct-2017 11:21
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CableGuyChch:
kharris:
CableGuyChch:
quickymart:

 

Does this new bundle actually make Sky Basic cheaper than $50?

 



I'm unsure about pricing at the moment but have been testing one of these boxes for the last 4 months. It is great, the apps work quicker than on my smart tv and the picture quality on all the channels just seems better. I will definitely be signing up when the time comes but for the mean time am putting it through its paces. So far haven't been able to fault it, even with 20 recordings happening at once 😀

Are you able to give more details on the channel offerings? Is it just a couple of premium sky channels at present? The marketing material is a bit confusing


As I'm part of the testing stage, I have available all the Sky channels, basic, sports,movies,Soho etc. Netflix works nicely with my own account and much quicker to access. There is still a bit to do in the background which I can't elabarate on sorry.

 

So, Sky aside, as far as recordings and season passes etc go, how does it compare to a Tivo? 


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  Reply # 1885057 17-Oct-2017 12:56
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KiwiTim:

 

Are these the last twitches of a dying beast? Unless they become a lot more competitive on price I don't see how this will make the sky package more desirable, .... and if Amazon gets the rugby, well, all over red rover. They need to at least halve their prices to be competitive with the likes of Netflix.

 

The only thing that makes sky desirable is the sport.

 

 

Careful, you'll be branded a Sky-hater (-;

 

Lipstick on a pig, me thinks. Definitely added value here for Sky subscribers - instead of paying high prices for poor service and outdated hardware, they'll now just be paying high prices for the poor service.


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  Reply # 1885074 17-Oct-2017 13:06
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dafman:

 

KiwiTim:

 

Are these the last twitches of a dying beast? Unless they become a lot more competitive on price I don't see how this will make the sky package more desirable, .... and if Amazon gets the rugby, well, all over red rover. They need to at least halve their prices to be competitive with the likes of Netflix.

 

The only thing that makes sky desirable is the sport.

 

 

Careful, you'll be branded a Sky-hater (-;

 

Lipstick on a pig, me thinks. Definitely added value here for Sky subscribers - instead of paying high prices for poor service and outdated hardware, they'll now just be paying high prices for the poor service.

 

 

Funny, I chuckled out loud!  :-)


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  Reply # 1885114 17-Oct-2017 14:15
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dafman:

 

KiwiTim:

 

Are these the last twitches of a dying beast? Unless they become a lot more competitive on price I don't see how this will make the sky package more desirable, .... and if Amazon gets the rugby, well, all over red rover. They need to at least halve their prices to be competitive with the likes of Netflix.

 

The only thing that makes sky desirable is the sport.

 

 

Careful, you'll be branded a Sky-hater (-;

 

Lipstick on a pig, me thinks. Definitely added value here for Sky subscribers - instead of paying high prices for poor service and outdated hardware, they'll now just be paying high prices for the poor service.

 

 

Nay, I wish them well, but there's no point in looking out to the world with rose tinted spectacles; better that they know the truth. If they are not competitive they'll be gone in a few years. I seem to remember from the dark days of mathematics something about using simultaneous equations to find the optimum price point, where demand, price and sales volume are optimized for maximum profit. They need to do some analysis like that to keep themselves competitive. If they keep bleeding customers, then the end will come at some point.  


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