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  #2263939 25-Jun-2019 12:05
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What a joke Sky are. Just more dragging the boat anchor. All just a fantasy. And what about more HD channels, none of those either.

 

 

Could you be more irrational?

 

 


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  #2263942 25-Jun-2019 12:06
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You are late. Whats your beef with Sky? You never add any constructive comments, its like you got fired from them, TBH


 
 
 
 


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  #2263943 25-Jun-2019 12:09
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No. I just hate technical obsolescence.


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  #2263946 25-Jun-2019 12:12
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God No! Chromecast is a poor alternative to native apps. Should be a last resort.

 

 

 

 

Native apps tend to break when things change.  Chromecast means you can go from watching on a device when you're out and about to "casting" to TV or other screen when you get home with little cost/hardware.

 

 

Chromecast is great, I bought a CCu to play with Spark Sport, (see if its better than Airplay) it works great. BUT. While CC might be great, if to use that you have to use a browser, Chrome, then watching VOD from a browser platform is anywhere from ok to crud. I assume its that a PC and the browser are doing a lot of other functions, it just doesnt work that well.

 

Use a native app, if you need to CC from that, it will still be great, but if its browser based, not so much


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  #2263962 25-Jun-2019 12:16
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No. I just hate technical obsolescence.

 

 

Id like it to be 8k on a 75 screen, but if its 1080i, on my very good 50" or the 42" or the iPads, its the content that I watch. The sport, doco channels, FTA, all in one box. The only annoying thing is too many sports channels, I counted 5 popups the other day, dang.


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  #2263973 25-Jun-2019 12:35
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No. I just hate technical obsolescence.

 

 

 

 

I see you're still pedaling that same old bike after all these years also.

 

 

 

 


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  #2263975 25-Jun-2019 12:37
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tdgeek:

 

tripp:

 

networkn:

 

God No! Chromecast is a poor alternative to native apps. Should be a last resort.

 

 

 

 

Native apps tend to break when things change.  Chromecast means you can go from watching on a device when you're out and about to "casting" to TV or other screen when you get home with little cost/hardware.

 

 

Chromecast is great, I bought a CCu to play with Spark Sport, (see if its better than Airplay) it works great. BUT. While CC might be great, if to use that you have to use a browser, Chrome, then watching VOD from a browser platform is anywhere from ok to crud. I assume its that a PC and the browser are doing a lot of other functions, it just doesnt work that well.

 

Use a native app, if you need to CC from that, it will still be great, but if its browser based, not so much

 

 

Why would you use a browser for CC?  Ok skygo you currently need to because of the old direction of skygo but neon and other service you can send it from the app to a chromecast.

 

I currently use an ipad for my media streaming services, open app, hit chromecast icon, send to TV then scroll and find the program i want to watch and hit play.  I have a sony TV so chromecast is built in and my tv remote still works when using chrome cast :)


 
 
 
 


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  #2263978 25-Jun-2019 12:43
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tripp:

 

tdgeek:

 

tripp:

 

networkn:

 

God No! Chromecast is a poor alternative to native apps. Should be a last resort.

 

 

 

 

Native apps tend to break when things change.  Chromecast means you can go from watching on a device when you're out and about to "casting" to TV or other screen when you get home with little cost/hardware.

 

 

Chromecast is great, I bought a CCu to play with Spark Sport, (see if its better than Airplay) it works great. BUT. While CC might be great, if to use that you have to use a browser, Chrome, then watching VOD from a browser platform is anywhere from ok to crud. I assume its that a PC and the browser are doing a lot of other functions, it just doesnt work that well.

 

Use a native app, if you need to CC from that, it will still be great, but if its browser based, not so much

 

 

Why would you use a browser for CC?  Ok skygo you currently need to because of the old direction of skygo but neon and other service you can send it from the app to a chromecast.

 

I currently use an ipad for my media streaming services, open app, hit chromecast icon, send to TV then scroll and find the program i want to watch and hit play.  I have a sony TV so chromecast is built in and my tv remote still works when using chrome cast :)

 

 

Your telling me off but in fact I agree. :-)  I said "if to use that you have to use a browser, Chrome" On SS testing, some used a PC and browser with CC. Often that wasn't ideal, not due to CC but due to using a browser. I  also use an iPad and CCu to my plasma works great, as does Airplay

 

SkyGo they dont support CC so you have to use Chrome. I assumed as SkyGo is designed for on the go, as in tablet/laptop, the res isn't great if blown out to a TV? I've noticed lately that SkyGo in my iPads (9.7 and 12.9) looks great, quite sharp in fact


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  #2264005 25-Jun-2019 12:57
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I read it as Neon and Fan Pass getting upgrades.

Nothing improving for people with mysky box’s, and no mention for improvement to the On Demand component which the downloads on the MySky box’s are below live broadcast quality.

I on Sky Starter, but if Neon gets DD, I may drop it to STB rental only for Freeview recording, and subscribe to Neon. Sports not that much of an interest to me, just movies and TV dramas etc.


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  #2264013 25-Jun-2019 13:01
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Just because it's not mentioned, doesn't mean it may not be happening, now or in the future.

 

They can't do everything at once either, not if you want stable and good quality work, so I guess, be patient as best you can (yes I understand it's overdue rardy ra).

 

 


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  #2264021 25-Jun-2019 13:11
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rugrat: I read it as Neon and Fan Pass getting upgrades.

Nothing improving for people with mysky box’s, and no mention for improvement to the On Demand component which the downloads on the MySky box’s are below live broadcast quality.



 

Thats how I see it, and it makes sense. Those of us who are still on it, are proven to be sticky. Many ditched Sky, those that haven't won't. (Off course some will, you know what I mean) We will stay on it, so why do anything now? Fanpass and Neon are for those that left and stay off it, so lets increase those, which is emminently doable. If they spent money doing stuff I want, they get no revenue. Not great but perfect sense.

 

I dont actually want much now. No puck, no full app. But give me all Sky channels on SkyGo


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  #2264029 25-Jun-2019 13:17
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Ok, @Apsattv posted the full script

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=106&topicid=251338&page_no=3#2264014

 

This does in fact show that as well as Fanpass and Neon they are going ahead with other online functions

 

So, I'll take the full app now thanks

 

Oh and after watching GoT on Sky OD, they need to fix that, why have OD if its all lower res? OD is meant to complement linear


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  #2264040 25-Jun-2019 13:31
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For example I think SoHo is alright value at $10, problem is most programs I’m behind on so I need to catch up to watch.

They are on On Demand and Neon, but I don’t wish to catch up with a lower product so don’t subscribe, with Neon and On Demand would just like DD, maybe I’ll get that with Neon.

I’m not watching Sky 5 on starter, same reason, just have starter on as considering movies which I think is $10 a month for two months on a deal at moment.

Netflix is getting into pushing their own movies now and less third party and to date I prefer the third party ones.

Edit: from reading Tdgeeks link hopefully SkyGo gets the upgrade and is made for the big TV screen.



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  #2264078 25-Jun-2019 14:19
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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.

 

 

 

 

So if there is no Puck and no next-gen STB and based what I saw in another thread about installers having to send all their stock back by the end of the month then what is Sky going to be installing from next month?


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  #2264080 25-Jun-2019 14:23
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@djshadow I am not sure, but I personally doubt the veracity of the information that Sky wants all STB back, and if they do (Perhaps temporarily), perhaps they want to put new software on them, or are doing some form of other refresh not published yet. They certainly aren't recalling existing hardware deployed onsite.

 

STB's are the backbone of pretty much all of these types of services, you need something for satellite connections to come back to. Sky isn't going primarily IPTV in the foreseeable future.

 

 


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