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Topic # 29111 24-Dec-2008 07:28
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Why do I need to add an additional $10 per month including set up fee for MYSkyHDi on my monthly bill of $74, which to me is rather expensive to watch HD on WTV channels, I don't even want MySkyHDI I just want better picture quality on the WTV channels....I have susbribed to SKY for 5 years and our monthly bill started off around $60.

It seems stupid that I pay $74 to watch only 9-11 channels including a few radio channels per month to watch blurry picture on my Full HD tv, and now that I want HD quality to the programs I have to pay an additional $10 per month and set up fee.

I can watch programs thats newer online in good quality than wat sky is offering....Is there another way for me to make the WTV channels more HD like without additional costs (no TV settings I've tried everything to improve picture quality)

I've emailed WTV and waiting for there reply. I'll take any suggestions that free of cost.

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  Reply # 185896 24-Dec-2008 08:22
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Unlikely you will see HD on the WTV channels in the near future.  may as well save you money unless you want to use it as DVR..




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  Reply # 185898 24-Dec-2008 08:36
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Most Sky channels will never be HD. Don't ever expect to see any news channels or general entertainment channels in HD in the short or long term. Many channels such as CNN, E! etc will still also be 4:3 feeds for many years to come as there 4:3 is still the common format for non HD stuff in the USA.

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  Reply # 185899 24-Dec-2008 08:37
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What are these 'WTV' channels you're referring to? What does it stand for?

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  Reply # 185901 24-Dec-2008 08:42
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steve98: What are these 'WTV' channels you're referring to? What does it stand for?

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They are Asian channels.

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  Reply # 185905 24-Dec-2008 09:14
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The WTV channels are run external to Sky.. they're 'soft' due to the low resolution they are being broadcast in
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  Reply # 185918 24-Dec-2008 10:08
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So this is something to expect for a long time...soft picutre quailty....god I might as well unsuscribe, i mean what they offer is totally sh*t i can easily find there programs online in HD with less cost....guess i should think about unsuscribing....

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  Reply # 186075 25-Dec-2008 15:20
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sbiddle: Most Sky channels will never be HD. Don't ever expect to see any news channels or general entertainment channels in HD in the short or long term. Many channels such as CNN, E! etc will still also be 4:3 feeds for many years to come as there 4:3 is still the common format for non HD stuff in the USA.

Intresting list of "basic" cable HD channels in the USA.
Basic services How about some of these. Note E! is in HD.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-definition_television_in_the_United_States
 

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  Reply # 186076 25-Dec-2008 15:27
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Its does seem that E! HD has not started yet. Oh well bring on the sci-fi channel instead.

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  Reply # 186080 25-Dec-2008 16:49
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You do need to be aware that "HD" in the USA deesn't necessarily mean 24/7 HD content.

CNN is a classis example - most of CNN's content is still produced in 4:3 - CNN HD is a 1080i broadcast that simply upscales and pillarboxes the 4:3 feed into a 16:9 frame. Some of their key shows are in HD but probably 90% of their programming on CNN HD is not.

Many of the channels on your list employ the exact same method - they are not full time HD channels in the sence.

The problem we have in this part of the world is that satellite transponder space isn't cheap. Those channels have to get to NZ somehow since we can't directly access most of the satellites covering North America.



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