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Benoire
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  #2261054 19-Jun-2019 19:08
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The Puck will but I doubt sky have content as no one in NZ as a broadcaster seems too.

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  #2261063 19-Jun-2019 19:48
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Funny considering some poor YouTube'r has a 4k camera and can upload In 4k.

There just behind the 8 ball.




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afe66: Unless the puck offers 4k my reaction is meh...
how many layers of interlace and compression though




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  #2261101 19-Jun-2019 20:35
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hio77:
afe66: Unless the puck offers 4k my reaction is meh...
how many layers of interlace and compression though

 

If they go to 1080p that will be fine.

 

 


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  #2263739 25-Jun-2019 09:09
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Yikes. No puck! No New STB Either !

 

 

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12243553

 

 

 

Looks like they are going down the app route instead, which probably makes some sense. Apparently slated for August.

 

 


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  #2263745 25-Jun-2019 09:18
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but looks to be an increased focus on the apps, which to be fair is quite good... There are enough devices that can do the equivalent of a puck in the market; the only advantage of a DVB-S2 based puck would be a single interface for traditional sky recording and access to netflix etc. via one unit.


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  #2263748 25-Jun-2019 09:29
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It does make sense. But the below seems to avoid the full app we all want

 

Instead, Stewart wants to forget about investing in new hardware and focus on upgrading Sky's Neon and Fanpass apps

 

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Stewart has already said he will invest more in streaming, and make more entertainment and sports content available online.

 

More entertainment and sport meaning more than Neon and Fanpass?  Or better Neon and better Fanpass?

 

Now, if Sky Go had more that would help. It has many channels, there seems to be a a few Sky ones missing, i.e. Prime. Ive used SkyGo a bit lately, its been good as has the res on my iPads

 

So, no puck = save money. Upgrade SkyGo, easy. Improve Neon and Fanpass, ok

 

For me, SkyGo has to go to all Sky channels. BUT I gather from some here its not that good on a TV (well, its NOT supposed to be used on a  TV) so, it needs to be if its to be a full app


 
 
 
 


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  #2263749 25-Jun-2019 09:30
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Benoire:

 

but looks to be an increased focus on the apps, which to be fair is quite good... There are enough devices that can do the equivalent of a puck in the market; the only advantage of a DVB-S2 based puck would be a single interface for traditional sky recording and access to netflix etc. via one unit.

 



I agree but it will be interesting to see what diversity of TVs they will provide apps for. Spark Sport apps for RWC will work with only late model TVs (2017 or newer) made by the four main manufacturers.





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  #2263750 25-Jun-2019 09:30
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I had a feeling based on some conversations I'd had with Sky over a period of time, that the Puck wasn't shaping up the way they wanted. Apps are better in some regards, allows them to sink the investment into other infrastructure. The only issue I forsee is that instead of being end to end solution responsible, they will end up like Spark where they are just the passthru and this allows them to be support hands off with that solution. 

 

 


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  #2263763 25-Jun-2019 09:32
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eracode:
Benoire:

 

but looks to be an increased focus on the apps, which to be fair is quite good... There are enough devices that can do the equivalent of a puck in the market; the only advantage of a DVB-S2 based puck would be a single interface for traditional sky recording and access to netflix etc. via one unit.

 



I agree but it will be interesting to see what diversity of TVs they will provide apps for. Spark Sport apps for RWC will work with only late model TVs (last two or three years) made by the four main manufacturers.

 

Like Spark they will only focus on modern devices to keep dev costs down. Providing an Android App, Apple TV/IOS App and allowing people to get their own hardware is more sensible if less controlled.

 

 


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Benoire:

 

but looks to be an increased focus on the apps, which to be fair is quite good... There are enough devices that can do the equivalent of a puck in the market; the only advantage of a DVB-S2 based puck would be a single interface for traditional sky recording and access to netflix etc. via one unit.

 

 

For me at leats, if there was a full app, its also now on one unit, along with my other streaming apps, but satellite is here to stay

 

Is Increased "focus on the apps" for Neon and Fanpass as they state? I dont have either, and Im sure most Sky subscribers dont have them either. So there is something for non Sky subscribers but not apparently for Sky subscribers?


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If they provide an IPTV app that will do everything that our current STB does - i.e. Sky channels we subscribe to plus the FTA channels (TVNZ, Three etc) then that would suit me down to the ground. Don’t wish to ditch Sky but would like to ditch their STB. And I would really like a better UI and EPG. The current laggy Sky remote drives me nuts.





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I won't be getting rid of my STB any time soon, that's for sure. 

 

 


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networkn:

 

I won't be getting rid of my STB any time soon, that's for sure. 

 

 

 

 

Interested to know why you say that.





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networkn:

 

eracode:
Benoire:

 

but looks to be an increased focus on the apps, which to be fair is quite good... There are enough devices that can do the equivalent of a puck in the market; the only advantage of a DVB-S2 based puck would be a single interface for traditional sky recording and access to netflix etc. via one unit.

 



I agree but it will be interesting to see what diversity of TVs they will provide apps for. Spark Sport apps for RWC will work with only late model TVs (last two or three years) made by the four main manufacturers.

 

Like Spark they will only focus on modern devices to keep dev costs down. Providing an Android App, Apple TV/IOS App and allowing people to get their own hardware is more sensible if less controlled.

 

 

The key is console support for any streaming service. I don't think I own a PS4 game. 


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