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  Reply # 2185531 22-Feb-2019 18:22
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Vodafone TV have HD streaming on their tablet and smart phone apps and never charged for HD ticket. Sky have finally followed and dropped the HD ticket charge.

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  Reply # 2185536 22-Feb-2019 19:03
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What about HD Sky on demand on the MySky Box’s.

That’s for the big screen not tablets so no excuse.

I won’t hold my breath for it to happen, as wish to live a bit longer.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2185539 22-Feb-2019 19:21
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Havent read all the pages but ......im happy to pay what i do for sky// all the sport i want in one place ...it seems to me that paying for  sport on multi platforms..will bascially add up to the same  price your already paying...plus not keen on watching on a tablet...65'' for me ta..





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  Reply # 2185636 22-Feb-2019 22:15
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tdgeek: I can’t see it. It’s for phones and tablets. It’s going very well on my iPads. Another factor is if it’s too good just borrow a login and get it to the telly for free . Not ideal for revenue


Foxtel Go (Australian equivalent) offers their channels in HD if the customer has an HD ticket, including On Demand content. I'd just be happy if the picture wasn't heavily interlaced for the few times I do use it.

It's also worth noting that Fanpass is in HD.

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  Reply # 2185938 23-Feb-2019 17:38
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rugrat: What about HD Sky on demand on the MySky Box’s.

That’s for the big screen not tablets so no excuse.

I won’t hold my breath for it to happen, as wish to live a bit longer.

Is Sky OD not HD? Not even 720p which is HD? 


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  Reply # 2185940 23-Feb-2019 17:40
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foxy38:

 

Havent read all the pages but ......im happy to pay what i do for sky// all the sport i want in one place ...it seems to me that paying for  sport on multi platforms..will bascially add up to the same  price your already paying...plus not keen on watching on a tablet...65'' for me ta..

 

 

Yes, but apparently Sky needs to go under, its 1980's tech, it rorts prices, its a monopoly. Its better to have competition so we can be forced to pay more.


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  Reply # 2185941 23-Feb-2019 17:43
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stinger:
tdgeek: I can’t see it. It’s for phones and tablets. It’s going very well on my iPads. Another factor is if it’s too good just borrow a login and get it to the telly for free . Not ideal for revenue


Foxtel Go (Australian equivalent) offers their channels in HD if the customer has an HD ticket, including On Demand content. I'd just be happy if the picture wasn't heavily interlaced for the few times I do use it.

It's also worth noting that Fanpass is in HD.

 

Fanpass isn't for tablets. Its for sport. The app is on TVs.

 

Whats it like now? I had it on ATV4 for a short while the we moved house. It was 720p, thats ok. The quality wasn't great, missed frames


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  Reply # 2185979 23-Feb-2019 17:49
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Fanpass is good now, not getting any missed frames. Can only assume those examples I sent them got looked into.

 

App has a few bugs, it sometimes thinks I don't have a sub but rebooting the ATV fixes this.


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  Reply # 2186070 23-Feb-2019 21:41
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tdgeek:

rugrat: What about HD Sky on demand on the MySky Box’s.

That’s for the big screen not tablets so no excuse.

I won’t hold my breath for it to happen, as wish to live a bit longer.

Is Sky OD not HD? Not even 720p which is HD? 



Nope not even 720p.
Neon is 720p, and sound is a bit better but not DD.

Looked on their website and not a mention of HD for Sky on Demand, the only thing that is HD there is some of the pay per view movies ($8), all the older movies are SD even pay per view ones.

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  Reply # 2186075 23-Feb-2019 21:54
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rugrat:
tdgeek:

rugrat: What about HD Sky on demand on the MySky Box’s.

That’s for the big screen not tablets so no excuse.

I won’t hold my breath for it to happen, as wish to live a bit longer.

Is Sky OD not HD? Not even 720p which is HD? 



Nope not even 720p.
Neon is 720p, and sound is a bit better but not DD.

Looked on their website and not a mention of HD for Sky on Demand, the only thing that is HD there is some of the pay per view movies ($8), all the older movies are SD even pay per view ones.


You have to know how big the file size is to assess whether it's in HD in OnDemand.
I'm rewstching Game of Thrones via Sky on Demand and it's 720p.

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  Reply # 2186103 24-Feb-2019 00:21
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I'm just doing this now too (on Neon), actually just the last season in preparation for April. I'd forgotten a fair bit. Maybe I'll start from the beginning.

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  Reply # 2186109 24-Feb-2019 00:51
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ockel:

You have to know how big the file size is to assess whether it's in HD in OnDemand.
I'm rewstching Game of Thrones via Sky on Demand and it's 720p.


Ok, I’ll check it out. Maybe they changed something recently. Most file sizes were under 1 gig for an hour.

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  Reply # 2186150 24-Feb-2019 08:40
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rugrat:
ockel:

You have to know how big the file size is to assess whether it's in HD in OnDemand.
I'm rewstching Game of Thrones via Sky on Demand and it's 720p.


Ok, I’ll check it out. Maybe they changed something recently. Most file sizes were under 1 gig for an hour.

 

Just FYI I took a quick sample of programmes from OnDemand.  

 

Something like NatGeo on CatchupTV, which is broadcast in SD, has a file size about 900MB for 60mins which is sub720p.

 

Compare that to SuperRugby highlights package which has 634MB for a 25m show - about 720p.

 

Something off Soho or a Box set - 1.37Gb for 55mins, 1.22Gb for 49mins, even Brokenwood Mysteries hits 2.26Gb for 91 mins.  Sky5  - even though its SD has some HD720 content with 1Gb for a 41m show.

 

And movies - Skyscraper 2.43Gb for 98mins, Avengers 3.55Gb for 143mins.  Both in 720p.

 

By way of comparison Lightbox files are 2.4Gb for 1 hour which is clearly 1080.  

 

 

 

Remember that PPV movies will vary between HD and SD - Sky is just another PPV provider (StuffPix, Lightbox, Google, Apple) that tier SD and HD movie rentals on a 48hr basis.  Sky is no different from anyone else in this regard.


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  Reply # 2186480 24-Feb-2019 20:02
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Holy S**t!

 

Were they still charging extra for 1080i, after all this time?

 

Thats obscene 


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  Reply # 2186483 24-Feb-2019 20:05
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Ockel, Thank you very much.

 

I'm watching Super Girl S02, and picture is definitely better then Sky 5, it's 1 gig for 40 minutes.

 

There is a lot on Sky 5 interested in but refused to watch as not HD. Sound is way better then last time used OD as well.

 

It will be very useful for when get SoHo in April, as I'll use it for counter part s02, saw S01 on Neon.

 

If can get up to date with other programs SoHo may be more of a use beyond Game of Thrones.

 

 


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