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  Reply # 211898 3-May-2009 17:39
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BuckoNZ, I am afraid RustyGonad is right and you are not!

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  Reply # 211948 3-May-2009 21:20
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smarsden: Can anyone tell me if Formula1 is HD? I was thinking of upgrading to MySkyHDi, specifically so I could watch the European races at a more sociable time. Also do you need the $10/month HD ticket to watch sport in HD, or is that only needed for the movie channels?


no it's not, but that's not Skys fault.   Bernie still lives in the dark ages.  We've been promised F1 in HD for nearly 2 years now (or there abouts), still come to nothing.  I understand FOM already own equipment capable of broadcasting in HD.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 212072 4-May-2009 12:17
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As always, I'm happy to be corrected. I suppose I didn't look as far into the 1080p vs. 1080i thing as I should have.

All I was going off is what my installer told me (that the HD content is in 720p) and the fact that a full 1080p signal reqiures more bandwidth that what is currently being utilised by Sky. Now 1080i, well that would be a different story... which is obviously is.

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  Reply # 215240 16-May-2009 13:59
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I've been doing a bit of digging around on this topic and I think I actually may have been correct. The MySkyHDi set top box (STB), does have the ability to upscale. Page 58 in the manual highlights this.

If you have your High Definition Picture Settings on the STB configured to 'Auto' (and your TV "prefers 1080i content") or you have it set to '1080i', your television will always get a 1080i signal. That doesn't mean that the native resolution of the signal is in 1080i.

Based on my understanding of the satelite resources available to SkyTV here in NZ, ther highest native resolution is 720p. If you are getting a 1080i signal to your TV, you have your STB to thank for this, not the native resolution of the signal being provided.

Once again, I stand to be corrected.

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  Reply # 215262 16-May-2009 16:37
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Hi,

Sorry but you are wrong, if you do not believe everybody else set your STB to pass through. All HD via HDMI will be 1080i and all SD will be 576P

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  Reply # 215264 16-May-2009 16:46
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Just got to www.myskyhdi.co.nz click on High Definition, click that would be great, click on more about High Definition and read. I just do not understand why you do not believe every one? This is Geekzone.

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  Reply # 215515 18-May-2009 08:29
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DS9  -  Fine. You are right I am wrong.

However, just because "someone" mentions something on a forum, doesn't mean it is accurate... GeekZone or not.

Likewise, based on my personal experience with Sky customer services and theor own website, not everything from Sky themselves is accurate either!


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  Reply # 215552 18-May-2009 10:56
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smarsden: Can anyone tell me if Formula1 is HD? I was thinking of upgrading to MySkyHDi, specifically so I could watch the European races at a more sociable time. Also do you need the $10/month HD ticket to watch sport in HD, or is that only needed for the movie channels?


Unfortunately, F1 is not in HD - yet Smile

The $10 a month (TV3, 2 x movie and 2 x sport channels at this stage) only applies if you pay the $599 upfront.

Believe me, it is worth the investment Smile

NASCAR gets shown in HD and it is great.


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  Reply # 215560 18-May-2009 11:30
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TV3 is free, the $10 applies to Movies and Sports

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  Reply # 215562 18-May-2009 11:32
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BuckoNZ: DS9  -  Fine. You are right I am wrong.

However, just because "someone" mentions something on a forum, doesn't mean it is accurate... GeekZone or not.

Likewise, based on my personal experience with Sky customer services and theor own website, not everything from Sky themselves is accurate either!



I think part of what might be thowing your off is you seem to think that 1080i has more information then 720p therefore needs more bandwidth.

The reality is that the bandwidth requirements are basically the same as is the amount if information. 1080i sends half the  picture each frame. 720p sends the whole picture each frame.







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  Reply # 215591 18-May-2009 14:05
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Zippity - I didn't purchase MYSkyHDi outright... I'm paying the $15 per month and I could still get the $10 pr mth HD "ticket"?

Nety - You are right. I did assume that 1080i had more data.

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  Reply # 215596 18-May-2009 14:24
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 Zippity - I didn't purchase MYSkyHDi outright... I'm paying the $15 per month and I could still get the $10 pr mth HD "ticket"?


Yep

And you will still be paying that additional $15 a month in 33 months time Frown

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  Reply # 215637 18-May-2009 16:28
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BuckoNZ: Zippity - I didn't purchase MYSkyHDi outright... I'm paying the $15 per month and I could still get the $10 pr mth HD "ticket"?

Nety - You are right. I did assume that 1080i had more data.


Remember that you don't actually own the MySkyHDi




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  Reply # 215692 18-May-2009 19:50
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Just to get this thread a bit back OT, I would really like to know when TVNZ HD goes up on Sky what the audio format will be?




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  Reply # 215700 18-May-2009 19:59
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TVNZ HD goes live on 1st of June. Only a couple of weeks to go!




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