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Topic # 34857 30-May-2009 17:20
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I have checked and I can see no discussion on future channels/changes on Sky, so I thought I would provide a wish list and see if anyone knows about them or can add their own wishes...

- All Documentary channels in Widescreen, especially Discovery
- Nat Geo & Prime in HD
- Sci Fi Channel
- C4 not so compressed.

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  Reply # 219909 30-May-2009 18:30
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ESPN HD






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  Reply # 219930 30-May-2009 19:40
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Mysky remote record




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  Reply # 219937 30-May-2009 20:15
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Here's my Sky wishlist.

I'd like to see them get rid of Prime so someoone who is serious about free TV can do something useful with it.

I'd like to see us able to pick and choose the channels we want rather than having to subscirbe to a bunch of crap channels that will never be watched.

I'd like to see the price of pay TV in NZ around about the same as it is in other countries. I haven't travelled a lot - but Sky is significantly more expensive than pay TV in the countries I have lived.



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  Reply # 219942 30-May-2009 20:47
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farcus:


I'd like to see us able to pick and choose the channels we want rather than having to subscirbe to a bunch of crap channels that will never be watched.



I dont like the way some of the OZ provider break everything down with kids, documentary etc all being extras so you end up paying alot for what are inexpensive channels to provide. I like that with Sky we get a good range of channels for the Basic subscription
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  Reply # 219960 30-May-2009 21:39
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Here's in my opinion skys pathetic reply as to why ESPN isn't HD


Thank you for your email.

The move to HD across the world is very expensive. Each HD truck costs around $25 million US and the move for broadcasters to HD will take some time. We hope you can appreciate that not all events we purchase are available to us in High Definition.

We continue to upgrade our systems and source programmes and sporting events in HD where possible, however please note this is a transitional process; furthermore we can only broadcast pictures in HD that are offered to us in HD by our host broadcaster.

We understand television viewing is personal and subjective and although we cannot please everyone, we certainly do try.

Please feel free to contact SKY Television Customer Services on 0800 759 759 for further information, alternatively please respond via return email and we will endeavour to reply within 24 hours.

With kind regards,

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  Reply # 219961 30-May-2009 21:53
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Being able to subscribe, unsubscribe to a service using remote instead dialing 0800....

Being able to get bill sent to sky decoder box and send it to optional email if wish to make permanent copy.

Both the above save money for sky as well. (unless people unsubscribe more?)

To be able transfer programs to external drive so can have more recorded at once, encrypted so only play back on mysky fine, just want more space and way of protecting recordings if something goes wrong.



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  Reply # 219975 30-May-2009 22:38
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Sky Email my invoices to me, I do not get them in the post. This was offered to be at Big Boys Toys last year and I have got it ever since. I get the feeling it is done 'manually'

I do find it frustrating that half of the My Sky Hdi box is taken up by On Demand. I have never used On Demand, I never will use On Demand. I dont need On Demand. If we all stopped using it maybe it would go away. (sorry I had to vent)


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  Reply # 219987 30-May-2009 23:17
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oh and NASA TV





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  Reply # 220007 31-May-2009 00:14
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Duffuss: Here's in my opinion skys pathetic reply as to why ESPN isn't HD




Thank you for your email.

The move to HD across the world is very expensive. Each HD truck costs around $25 million US and the move for broadcasters to HD will take some time. We hope you can appreciate that not all events we purchase are available to us in High Definition.

We continue to upgrade our systems and source programmes and sporting events in HD where possible, however please note this is a transitional process; furthermore we can only broadcast pictures in HD that are offered to us in HD by our host broadcaster.

We understand television viewing is personal and subjective and although we cannot please everyone, we certainly do try.

Please feel free to contact SKY Television Customer Services on 0800 759 759 for further information, alternatively please respond via return email and we will endeavour to reply within 24 hours.

With kind regards,



I think they or you have miss understood each other, as you are probably aware ESPN HD already exsists so the only reason I think we do not have it is SkyTV have no space left. Once D3 goes up and as we believe all HD will migrate to it we should get Discovery HD, Nat. Geographic HD and ESPN HD. I hope we get Prime HD,BBC HD and The Box HD as well.

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  Reply # 220032 31-May-2009 07:26
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yes i know it exists
but your explanation does clarify to me as why we don't get it
As Ozzie does
fingers crossed

Cheers for that

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  Reply # 220033 31-May-2009 07:26
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yes i know it exists

but your explanation does clarify to me as why we don't get it

As Ozzie does

fingers crossed



Cheers for that

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  Reply # 220810 2-Jun-2009 12:29
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Allow the new Tivo service on Sky.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10575854




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  Reply # 220843 2-Jun-2009 13:22
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SepticSceptic: Allow the new Tivo service on Sky.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10575854


Would you like a side serving of Ice pops in hell with that?  Smile




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  Reply # 220853 2-Jun-2009 13:42
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openmedia:
SepticSceptic: Allow the new Tivo service on Sky.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10575854


Would you like a side serving of Ice pops in hell with that?  Smile


Just seems daft that you need to have two PVR's to access all the HD content across the two different distribution channels. Not that I can access Freeview HD anyway, too far on the (lunatic) fringe for UHF ...


Pity there isn't a HD Decoder only option. Yeah, I know that it would be open to "copying" infringements, but as someone pointed out in another thread, who's gonna be lame enough to publish a torrent, etc, that has Shy's logos plastered all over it, or who will be equally as lame to download it ..


Unless it's an "episode miss", and one doesn't care where the heck it comes from .. like I did last week with 24.





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  Reply # 220858 2-Jun-2009 13:46
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Now that TV One and TV 2 are available in HD on Sky you can get all of the HD content on a single PVR.




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