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# 42748 9-Oct-2009 16:01
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Who will come on top tivo or mysky. all bets on




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  # 262831 9-Oct-2009 16:49
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I certainly won't be getting rid of MySky HDi any time soon.

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  # 262844 9-Oct-2009 17:18
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Mysky Hdi no one else has the Rugby, F1 and the superbikes

 
 
 
 


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  # 262848 9-Oct-2009 17:40
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Two totally different products aimed at two different markets. There can't really be a "winner"

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  # 262854 9-Oct-2009 17:51
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In Australia

Foxtel 125,000 (HD only) or 700,000 (IQ)
Tivo 35,000


Who is winning??

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  # 262864 9-Oct-2009 18:12
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But how long has Foxtel had HD and had the the IQ available 1 or 2 years? Certainly much longer than Tivo has been available in Australia. That's not a fair comparison really.

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  # 262870 9-Oct-2009 18:28
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cws82us: Who will come on top tivo or mysky. all bets on

My pick for being able to watch the SKY only channels/content is.... MySKY.

My pick for FTA tv, and no subscription fees is..... TiVo!!







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  # 262885 9-Oct-2009 19:37
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ZollyMonsta: But how long has Foxtel had HD and had the the IQ available 1 or 2 years? Certainly much longer than Tivo has been available in Australia. That's not a fair comparison really.


Foxtel HD launched in July 2008 with the IQ2.  Tivo launched late 2008.  Looks reasonably fair.
Sky HD launched in August 2008. Tivo to launch late 2009. 

And if you really want I can probably scratch around for US examples...... Tivo steadily in decline (for the last 9 quarters) now at about 3.2m subs.  PVR's in the US at 25% of population (and 40% of paytv households which is 90% of total households).  Quick, someone do the math. 
After 18 months in the UK Tivo hit 35,000.  Its kinda fallen off the radar.  Both BskyB and Virgin..... well suffice to say that the UK race is over. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 262988 10-Oct-2009 10:22
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My pick for being able to watch the SKY only channels/content is.... MySKY.


Not correct I'm afraid , all the free to air channels are on MySky Hdi as well.

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  # 263007 10-Oct-2009 11:50
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clevedon:
My pick for being able to watch the SKY only channels/content is.... MySKY.


Not correct I'm afraid , all the free to air channels are on MySky Hdi as well.


Sorry wrong as TV3 +1 and TV Central are on Freeview and not Sky

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  # 263014 10-Oct-2009 11:57
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clevedon:
My pick for being able to watch the SKY only channels/content is.... MySKY.

Not correct I'm afraid , all the free to air channels are on MySky Hdi as well.

I think you might've gotten the wrong end of the stick.

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  # 263046 10-Oct-2009 14:10
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DS9:
clevedon:
My pick for being able to watch the SKY only channels/content is.... MySKY.


Not correct I'm afraid , all the free to air channels are on MySky Hdi as well.


Sorry wrong as TV3 +1 and TV Central are on Freeview and not Sky


Didn't even know those channels existed - and people actually watch them? Thank God for Sky.

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  # 263830 14-Oct-2009 10:30
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clevedon:
My pick for being able to watch the SKY only channels/content is.... MySKY.


Not correct I'm afraid , all the free to air channels are on MySky Hdi as well.


of course, but the statmenet said nothing about that.  It said that if you want to watch the Sky only content then Sky is the winner.  Seems obvious because you cannot get the Sky only content on TiVo.

If you only want to watch FTA  then TiVO is the winner vs Sky.   Sure, they both show the same FTA channels (with one or two crummy exceptions) but TiVo wins because it has no subscription fees (sky charges ~$50 for the basic package) and better PVR capability - such as transferring recorded shows to your iPod, keeping them on your home network, live pause on two channels at the same time instead of only 1 etc etc.

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  # 263839 14-Oct-2009 10:51
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The winner still is MySky HDi for us, can't remember the last time we watched anything off any of the FTA channels avaliable on Sky, other than TV3 news. You can have all the features in the world in a PVR but if the programming is crud in, it is still crud out no matter when, where or how you watch it The best HD live sport, HD movies with no ad breaks, world news and documentaries is mostly what we watch and even if Sky was double the price, we would still have it.

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  # 263845 14-Oct-2009 10:59
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If you can afford the crazy monthly subs with Sky then MySkyHDi wins.
If you can't then stick to Freeview|HD.
And if you live in an area where Freeview|HD isn't available and you also can't afford Sky then you are stuck with SD Freeview via Satellite :(

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  # 263852 14-Oct-2009 11:25
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clevedon: The winner still is MySky HDi for us, can't remember the last time we watched anything off any of the FTA channels avaliable on Sky, other than TV3 news. You can have all the features in the world in a PVR but if the programming is crud in, it is still crud out no matter when, where or how you watch it The best HD live sport, HD movies with no ad breaks, world news and documentaries is mostly what we watch and even if Sky was double the price, we would still have it.


+1 Agree entirely

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