Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
1019 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 106


  Reply # 328825 11-May-2010 11:05
Send private message

Me too, if you're a sports fan you can't live without it

Agree about ESPN coverage of Champs League, it's terrible and could be so much better if we had ESPN HD like Foxtel in Oz

The cherry on the cake for me would be if we got CBeebies as the kids love it (again, Foxtel has it)

532 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 35


  Reply # 328854 11-May-2010 11:53
Send private message

if we had ESPN HD like Foxtel in Oz


Apparently it's not that good. Still not actually in HD (just upsampled) and you still get the cr*p coverage & commentary. (it's widescreen though)


 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
1006 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  Reply # 328855 11-May-2010 11:54
Send private message

I'm thinking of ditching it too. It's a shame they repeat stuff so much and don't give us the HD we want as it makes one consider other options

1019 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 106


  Reply # 328858 11-May-2010 11:59
Send private message

JonnyCam:
if we had ESPN HD like Foxtel in Oz


Apparently it's not that good. Still not actually in HD (just upsampled) and you still get the cr*p coverage & commentary. (it's widescreen though)



Still a lot better than what we've got

180 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 328890 11-May-2010 12:48
Send private message

With more and more dumbed down programing on Sky it is on its way out of my house, discovery and National Geographic almost have more reality TV on them than MTV. UKTV is soap opera hell and they replay movies 20 or 30 times a month. I hate sport so in general bye bye sky.

93 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 329919 13-May-2010 20:32
Send private message

Don't have sky, don't want sky, don't watch sport (exception is v8 Supercars on CH3 FTA). If I like the look of a movie, I buy/rent.

However currently in discussion with wifey about Freeview DVB-T (I would like TV & V8's in HD)

1891 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 290

Subscriber

  Reply # 329922 13-May-2010 20:38
Send private message

V8's certainly aren't HD on TV3, TV3 have never shown any HD sport as yet that i can recall.

EDIT: As they don't have the equipment to do so, may not have it for years. They also appear to have no HD studio camera ability.




Ross

 

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+

 


Speed Test


483 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 329966 13-May-2010 23:24
Send private message

The V8's aren't shot in HD at all. and never have been.

Tony Cochrone commented a couple of years ago that it was on the horizon, but not a priority.

In that particular case it has nothing to do with TV3 being cheap rsd. They do however manage to destroy the coverage they get all by themselves.

They also committed to showing the V8's live on a dedicated channel, when they stole the rights from TVNZ, who used to show them on TVNZ Sport Extra Live, but they have now munted it back into the "play it when we feel like it" approach.

If you like watching the V8's get a dish, point it at Optus D2, and watch the "World Feed" live, and uninterrupted. You'll also save about 30-45 minutes of time for every race you watch...

73 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 330051 14-May-2010 11:01
Send private message

I couldn't cope without the English Premier League coverage, seeing Spurs play each week (well most weeks) is non-negotiable.

I usually watch the Warriors, always watch the Phoenix.

I watch very little on any of the other SKY Channels, from time to time there is a good docu on one of the History/CI or Docu chanel, but rarely.

Discovery has turned into a crap channel now, full of reality motorbike/car related shows...

11898 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5520

Trusted

  Reply # 330056 14-May-2010 11:25
Send private message

History Channel ?  Don't you mean World War two Channel




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 It's our only home, lets clean it up then...

 

Take My Advice, Pull Down Your Pants And Slide On The Ice!

 

 


11648 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2003

Trusted

  Reply # 330059 14-May-2010 11:35
Send private message

"History Channel ? Don't you mean World War two Channel "

He means the History Channel

90 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 20


  Reply # 330060 14-May-2010 11:49
Send private message

In it's current form, SKY is an absolute waste of money.

I wonder how many of you with SKY actually watch more than 10% of the channels available to you?

If Sky were say.. $10-15/month for decoder + free to air channels, and then I could tack on individual channels (or their packages without the 'basic' package), I would probably get it for F1 and misc sports.

But until then, I just don't want the garbage that comes with Sky Basic!

1754 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 304

Subscriber

  Reply # 330061 14-May-2010 11:50
Send private message

KiwiNZ: History Channel ?  Don't you mean World War two Channel


Yes it seems to have gone like that...little other history seems to exist, it appears.




Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

1224 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 146


  Reply # 330068 14-May-2010 12:33
Send private message

spronkey: In it's current form, SKY is an absolute waste of money.

I wonder how many of you with SKY actually watch more than 10% of the channels available to you?

If Sky were say.. $10-15/month for decoder + free to air channels, and then I could tack on individual channels (or their packages without the 'basic' package), I would probably get it for F1 and misc sports.

But until then, I just don't want the garbage that comes with Sky Basic!



Would that still be the case if the true price of the Sports channel ended up being $50/mth?
I think on a true cost plus shared cost basis that Basic is subsidising Sport.
Ofcom has a view that the wholesale price of Sport in the UK is GBP10/mth (I think) but the analysis looks ropey IMHO.

Would you play $70 for the right to watch just the World Cup 2010?  Thats the price for the event in Singapore.

1685 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 311

Trusted

  Reply # 330094 14-May-2010 13:13
Send private message

 
Would you play $70 for the right to watch just the World Cup 2010?  Thats the price for the event in Singapore.


Yep, I would, as long as it covered all pool games and finals, and be in HD.

Still, it would be cheaper just to subscribe to the sports channel for the duration, assuming that I have an existing basic subscription.




My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Opera launches new mobile browser: Opera Touch
Posted 25-Apr-2018 20:45


TCF and Telcos Toughen Up on Scam Callers
Posted 23-Apr-2018 09:39


Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.