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# 34656 27-May-2009 09:18
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I know that June 1 is the day, but are we currently seeing TVONE News (or parts of it) in HD?

Are TVONE and TV2 currently broadcasting any material in HD?

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  # 218233 27-May-2009 09:32
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News will never be HD.. Maybe the studio cameras one day but certainly not the bulk of the news content.

TV1 and TV2 both broadcast a small number of HD shows, certainly not as many as TV3 and also don't do AC3 5.1 sound for their HD shows.

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  # 218234 27-May-2009 09:40
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Are we seeing anything in HD from 1 and 2 at the moment is what I am trying to ascertain Frown


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  # 218236 27-May-2009 09:44
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Yes a number of shows on TV One and 2 are in HD on freeview|HD.

For local content take a look at Diplomatic Immunity.

There is a small sample list here -

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Master Geek

  # 218250 27-May-2009 10:21
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If you're using a HDi STB then no you aren't getting an HD feed at the moment. Once it's turned on the channel name will change to have HD in it.

The feed is up and accessible if you have a HTPC or equivalent that can decode sky channels but the Sky STB will be changed for the 1st June. Considering the series link issue I really doubt they'll release it early and risk people losing their series link of coro st.

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  # 218276 27-May-2009 11:56
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good way to check is go to Guide and look under HD channels under 0 i think, it lists all programs broadcast in HD. 1&2 are not there yet

Common sense is not as common as you think.

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  # 218310 27-May-2009 13:39
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update just received this from sky

Dear Subscriber

Important advice regarding MY SKY HDi functionality

From 1st June, TV ONE and TV2 will be available to all MY SKY HDi subscribers in High Definition (HD).

There is no change to the channel numbers or their position on the Electronic Programming Guide; however they will be renamed TV ONE HD and TV2 HD.

The addition of these channels has had an impact on the Series Link function for these channels and to continue using this feature for these channels, on the 1st June you will need to cancel and rebook any programmes that are "Series Linked."

To reinstate series linked programmes please follow the following steps using your MY SKY HDi remote control.

1. On June 1 (or as soon as possible after thereafter), make a list of programmes on TV ONE and TV2 only that are series linked in your planner.
2. Delete those programmes from the planner. You do not need to delete previous recordings.

3. Rebook a recording of the programmes on your list and then rebook the series link using the green button in the normal way. Your recordings will now be in HD.

Common sense is not as common as you think.

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  # 218755 28-May-2009 15:48
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I think Only Freeview displays 1 2 & 3 in HD right now.
There was definitely a difference in quality changing form sky to freeview.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 219277 29-May-2009 13:06
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Are One & 2 HD going to remain encrpted on the SKY platform?

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  # 219287 29-May-2009 13:21
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walt12: Are One & 2 HD going to remain encrpted on the SKY platform?


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  # 219290 29-May-2009 13:24
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As I understand from looking up info on the internet, yes. Just like TV3 HD SkyTV are paying for the transponder so feel they own the data stream. Though I believe alot of misunderstanding is going around about the $10 HD ticket, On the Sky web site - HD Ticket to receive HD programmes, $10 per month. To receive High Definition Access Ticket you must subscribe to Start Up, SKY Sport and/or SKY Movies. High Definition content is available on the following channels:- SKY Sport 1, SKY Sport 2, SKY Movies and SKY Movies Greats.

I aim to misbehave.

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  # 219291 29-May-2009 13:26
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Why is it that you can buy any old video camera at the shops and it'll be HD but they can't seem to put it on TV?

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Master Geek

  # 220099 31-May-2009 12:38
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Because it's not just a camera upgrade to HD that's required.

Just for News : sets, lighting, graphics, even makeup needs changing (US shows now use an air brushed make up application rather than the old style powder puff). Editing, upscaling all imported SD sourced material before editing starts (eg: home viewer clips, library footage).

Then within the network there needs to be HD routers, monitoring and so on. Larger server storage and fatter bandwidth for network distribution for promos, etc.

All that money spent means it has to come from somewhere, so either more commercials / sponsorship or more expensive fees to advertisers, who don't pay, so the tv company ends up going bust.

translation : NZ tv won't be natively HD for some years IMO

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