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  Reply # 1885116 17-Oct-2017 14:20
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KiwiTim:

 

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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.

 

 

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 Definitely added value here for Sky subscribers - instead of paying high prices for poor service and outdated hardware, they'll now just be paying high prices for the poor service.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

 

 

You need to read these Sky threads so that you can understand the mathematics of it all. You clearly have no idea. Read their financials and you can easily work it out. Maybe I might ditch Sky and get NF so I can save money and watch all my sport much cheaper


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  Reply # 1885272 17-Oct-2017 19:57
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Cloud based recordings and NON satellite requirement will get rid of two of Sky's most complained about flaws. Rain fade outages and recordings cutting off or failing.

 

Hopefully it will also be the end of the HD fee

 

I wonder if the subscriber will own the STB outright?

 

It is interesting the didn't go with the Vodafone play branding..

 

 


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  Reply # 1885279 17-Oct-2017 20:42
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Have a read of this news story, I don't think they are using Multicast this time when it says the Service needs 100megabit min to work: https://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentId=21650

 

Shows are fed from Amazon AWS by the looks.


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  Reply # 1885285 17-Oct-2017 20:48
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100MBit down is a load of crap IMO.  netflix 1080p can be done on 10Mbps.  I think its just a way to sell more expensive internet packages.


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  Reply # 1885287 17-Oct-2017 20:50
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FibreX starts at 200Mbit so no probs there, but I hope this doesn't put us back to when the network was very congested.


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  Reply # 1885291 17-Oct-2017 21:02
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Or to make sure that they have enough space left on the connection to actually be used. Selling it on a half-baked 30 connection would be horrible for people. Plus they will probably want to offer 4k etc over it.





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  Reply # 1885292 17-Oct-2017 21:11
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Im not a Voda customer and probably never will be. But, its in Sky's interest to attract customers, it's in Voda's interest to attract 100MB+ customers on a contract. Nothing wrong there. As to 30MBit, thats no issue, but all this isn't free to Sky or Vodafone 


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  Reply # 1885322 17-Oct-2017 22:24
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100MBit down is a load of crap IMO.  netflix 1080p can be done on 10Mbps.  I think its just a way to sell more expensive internet packages.

 

 

I tend to agree. Optus, iiNet, Internode and others in Australia ISP offer Fetch TV on ADSL2+ connections, proving the customer can get at least 3 Mb/s download speed. But then as ZDNet pointed out 80% of UFB connections are 100Mb/s or more, whereas only 20% of Australian NBN connections are 100Mb/s+


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  Reply # 1885332 17-Oct-2017 22:44
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100MBit down is a load of crap IMO.  netflix 1080p can be done on 10Mbps.  I think its just a way to sell more expensive internet packages.

 

 

You know Fibre and FibreX don't cost any more than ADSL? And is now available in many places.


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  Reply # 1885342 17-Oct-2017 23:33
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Yes the shows will most likely come via a content delivery network such as amazone  However i'm pretty certain the Linear content will all be coming from the current  UDP multicast servers.

 

Hence it being restricted to Vodafone ISP customers only.

 

I just hope they will unencrypt the rest of the Freeview services.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1886006 18-Oct-2017 23:53
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sbiddle:

 

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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!

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sbiddle, according to the chorus website, vodafone website, my place won't be available till middle of 2019?

 

do they have a tool to open the fibre for my areas?

 

 

 

thanks

 

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I have been on fibre since it came out, and VF upgraded me from 30mbs to 200mbs this week (Thanks Cableguy ). The cost? At least $10pm less than the old plan.

 

I don't see VF promoting higher speed as a money making drive.

 

 


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  Reply # 1886260 19-Oct-2017 13:52
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There is a demo unit setup in Vodafone Queensgate in Lower Hutt, wasn't working however. Box itself looks around the size of the mac-mini (or a large version of an apple TV). Connector wise there just seems to be power, ethernet, HDMI and optical-out. No sign of a F-connector for cable so I guess this spells the end of "Cable TV" as we know it.


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  Reply # 1886477 19-Oct-2017 21:52

Public launch is coming up. We had a meeting this morning about it. Customers fibre x equipment to be moved to the main tv and then cat6 to customers desktops if applicable. There's a whole lot of work involved depending on each house. I look forward to the challenge.

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CableGuyChch: Public launch is coming up. We had a meeting this morning about it. Customers fibre x equipment to be moved to the main tv and then cat6 to customers desktops if applicable. There's a whole lot of work involved depending on each house. I look forward to the challenge.


So it’s good the unit will run off an Ethernet connection.

But you’re taking on in-house integration work? Riiiiight.





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