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  Reply # 221251 3-Jun-2009 12:18
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The problem being with SkyTV's answer is we do not know the question asked, because the response does not really make any sense to the question "why do we not have ESPN HD"? it seems either as I stated before SkyTV misunderstood the question asked or the response was then used to move an agenda by not quoting the original question. So did I not answer the question wholly? What do you believe I have missed?

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  Reply # 221285 3-Jun-2009 12:47
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Sky could I suppose get ESPN HD direct from the US where at present if is fed from Aus and is "Australianized" before it is fed to NZ like most of the documentary channels that sky shows.




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  Reply # 221288 3-Jun-2009 12:56
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SkyTV could recieve the ESPN HD AUS feed but it has no way of broadcasting it until more transponder space comes online, they had to squeeze TVNZ 1&2 HD in.

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  Reply # 221297 3-Jun-2009 13:26
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DS9: SkyTV could recieve the ESPN HD AUS feed but it has no way of broadcasting it until more transponder space comes online, they had to squeeze TVNZ 1&2 HD in.


Wish they hadn't of, and concentrated on Skys own programing.

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  Reply # 221300 3-Jun-2009 13:38
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I agree, though I do believe SkyTV has done the right thing by making sure it now carries all NZ HD channels, I hope it continues to do so, not including the channels I already hope for, since I am from the UK, I would also love to have Sci Fi HD, MTV HD and Crime & Investigation HD.

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  Reply # 221321 3-Jun-2009 14:42
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How about SKY investing in the hardware required to transmit subtitles with programme content.
They might get a few more subscriptions from amongst the 400,000 deaf and hearing impaired people in NZ many of which rely on subtitled programmes.

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  Reply # 221325 3-Jun-2009 14:52
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I have just notice this in the 2006 Annual report... SKY has committed to purchasing five transponders on the D1 satellite, which is a 25% increase in capacity compared to the four transponders purchased on the B1 satellite that is currently used by SKY. SKY has an option to increase capacity by purchasing an additional two transponders on the D1 satellite. http://www.skytv.co.nz/Portals/0/Data/files/Miscellaneous/Editorial.pdf page 8

Have I been wrong because looking at LyngSat http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/skynz.html it seems only 6 transponders are being used. So SkyTV should actually have access to 1 more.



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  Reply # 221420 3-Jun-2009 19:41
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allstarnz:
* Proper red button functionality (Sky News Active + Sky Sport Active etc). I'd really like to be able to access news on demand like one can in Australia and the UK.



Red button - YUCK. I was in the Uk where they have red button overload, evfery advert wants you to push red button to get more info, you are trying to watch a program and in the middle of it the red button pops up for more info or for an advert. No ban the red button.

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  Reply # 221448 3-Jun-2009 21:47
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Red button - YUCK. I was in the Uk where they have red button overload, evfery advert wants you to push red button to get more info, you are trying to watch a program and in the middle of it the red button pops up for more info or for an advert. No ban the red button.

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if it's used properly, it is useful.  BBC use it for their post race F1 coverage and all practice session, allowing the 'normal channel' to carry other stuff

Sky News Active is quite good, as long as it can be run in full screen mode.

I agree about the subtitles, quite odd really.

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  Reply # 222375 7-Jun-2009 08:19
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Remote record for MySky HDi

Ability to remove channels you don't subscribe to / watch from your EPG

Ability to record in SD to save space on MySky HDi HDD

Implementation of more interactive services such as the 'press red' on Sky News Aussie / UK

...Oh and some more ads / gap-fillers for Comedy Central. Jeez they get annoying, very repetitive.

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  Reply # 222392 7-Jun-2009 09:59
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The eSATA, network and USB ports enabled on the HDi.
And im dreaming here, but transferring recordings onto the computer etc.

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  Reply # 228867 27-Jun-2009 23:58
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My thoughts...

The eSATA, network and USB ports enabled on the HDi to save more HD content externally, online / on demand content

More online web / self services options:

Add / remove subscription packages

Trial subscription packages (24 hour free trail, but only per month so its not abused)

Record to HDi box from Online TV Guide

Increase reliability of series link (F1 is good example of missing Qualifying one weekend, then the next weekend it misses the race!)

Feedback on when series ends

Ability to remove channels you don't subscribe to / watch from your EPG

Implementation of more interactive services such as the 'red button'

Search EPG further than 1 week ahead

Record more than 2 channels at a time, i.e. open up the other 2! (Too many programs start at 8:30 every night)

Programme search functionality, not sort A-Z or by Genre

Split up Movie channels in to Genre i.e. Comedy, Thriller, Romantic, SciFi (UK Model)

Improve Playlist, quicker setup time, ability to fast forward / rewind and skip to next programme

One minor easy one... sort the SkyNews [NZ] label add-on so it lines up!


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  Reply # 228895 28-Jun-2009 09:26
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I'm all for more HD, but it really chews up HDD space, especially when the wife goes record happy.
I believe Sky will want to push more and more out in HD (as and when they can), so my major wish is:

More space on the HDD, ability to add expansion drive(s) or the ability to choose to record in SD rather than HD. (I'd happily pull the unit apart and whack a terabyte drive in it, but I know that wouldn't work).

Another wish, as mentioned earlier - ability to subscribe/unsubscribe using the remote. Or even a one-off fee for, say 24 hours access to a channel you don't subscribe to - eg. $5 for the sports channel for 24 hours - Sky would probably make more money off that than people subscribing - subscribe to 3 rugby matches in a month = about a months subscription.

Oh, and if they want people to use On-Demand or BoxOffice, they need to make it cheaper. Every video store near me rents out new releases for $4.99 per day. $6.99 for a movie that has been on DVD release for a month or more is a rip off.

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