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# 39090 8-Aug-2009 15:52
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I have word (inside info) that Discovery HD, Nat Geo HD and ESPN HD will be added to the Sky lineup 1-2 months after August 18 (when Optus D2 goes up). How do you feel about this? Good or bad? If you dont have Mysky HD would this convince you to get it?


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  # 244222 8-Aug-2009 16:00
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Aweosme. I have MYsky butno HD tv. ESPN for me would be awesome in HD. HD NFL is apparently awesome

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  # 244223 8-Aug-2009 16:02
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ESPN hd would be great because at the moment ESPN is rubbish for quality , dont watch the other 2 but the more HD the better




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  # 244224 8-Aug-2009 16:03
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How about Sci-Fi HD? *wishful thinking* - is is it called Syfy HD now?

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  # 244225 8-Aug-2009 16:03
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Finally - Scott Dixon in widescreen, and HD... Can't be bad...

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  # 244251 8-Aug-2009 17:19
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Would love HD doco channels. I wondered when theyd come. MIght be the tipping point for me to get Mysky HDI (as long as they dont jack the price up cos of it)

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  # 244268 8-Aug-2009 18:32
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This may push me to getting a MySky HDi..Would be nice to see The History CH added as well..




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  # 244277 8-Aug-2009 19:25
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Satellite concerned is D3. D2 is already in orbit. I bet any additional HD services off D3 won't start before December or January at the earliest.




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  # 244326 8-Aug-2009 23:53
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Spyware: Satellite concerned is D3. D2 is already in orbit. I bet any additional HD services off D3 won't start before December or January at the earliest.


Yes, I do mean Optus D3. It will go up August 18 2009. It takes Optus 40 days to align things and should be operational 40 days from August 18 2009.

Foxtel have bought 25% of Optus D3 and will be adding new channels in October 2009. Exactly what these channels are is still under wraps.

Sky have bought bandwidth on Optus D3 and will also be adding channels by the end of the year a (Not December or January) these will be Discovery and Nat Geo HD (definately) and they are currently doing a deal on getting ESPN HD.

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  # 244328 8-Aug-2009 23:54
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dreams are free (and dreams they are likely to be). :-)

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  # 244346 9-Aug-2009 07:12
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Won't the quad throat LNB's have to be in place before this is a reality? I haven't been called by Sky for an LNB upgrade yet. If they want this all to be under way by October wouldn't they be trying to get the LNB upgrades done?




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  # 244408 9-Aug-2009 12:19
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Hope so! my LNB has been upgraded already

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  # 244423 9-Aug-2009 13:00
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I live in an apartment (MDU) where a single satellite is split to the 6 apartments in the building. I wonder how this will work for us, as running now cabling from the disk to each apartment is probably not going to be possible




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  # 244635 10-Aug-2009 10:48
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I already have SkyHDi, and those channels would be a big improvement.

I suspect that they will share those channels on an AU/NZ transponder to save bandwidth? There are no rights issues with any of these channels, so it would make sense.

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  # 244637 10-Aug-2009 10:52
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Yeah well considering all of those channels are 'Australian' and just rerouted over to NZ thats probably what will happen

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  # 244638 10-Aug-2009 10:56
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Don't Foxtel already broadcast these channels in HD?




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