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 
1440 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 216


  Reply # 384905 27-Sep-2010 13:03
Send private message

DS9:
ockel: Offtopic but according to the World Avertising Research Center:

"Currently, HD channels make up just 3% of the European market. "


Given TV1/2/3 plus SS1/2 and SM1/Greats that makes 7 channels of HD.  Something like 100 channels in NZ so I'm guessing that for HD content we're batting above the average. 
Of course if one debates about the amount of HD content on TV1/2/3 then we'd be back to about Euro average.



It is like saying that: In the UK there is 1HD channel per 1.2m people where here it is 1HD per 615000. Does this mean we are doing better for HD channels?


That would make Australia 1HD channel per 1.18m people including the new channels starting 1 Nov??

DS9

268 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 384935 27-Sep-2010 13:41
Send private message

ockel:
DS9:
ockel: Offtopic but according to the World Avertising Research Center:

"Currently, HD channels make up just 3% of the European market. "


Given TV1/2/3 plus SS1/2 and SM1/Greats that makes 7 channels of HD.  Something like 100 channels in NZ so I'm guessing that for HD content we're batting above the average. 
Of course if one debates about the amount of HD content on TV1/2/3 then we'd be back to about Euro average.



It is like saying that: In the UK there is 1HD channel per 1.2m people where here it is 1HD per 615000. Does this mean we are doing better for HD channels?


That would make Australia 1HD channel per 1.18m people including the new channels starting 1 Nov??


The point I was trying to make is that it does not matter how many HD channels there are, it is just are we happy with what we have got, or do we want more at a cost?

 
 
 
 


Professional yak shaver
1599 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Trusted
BitSignal
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 384936 27-Sep-2010 13:45
Send private message

I want 500 HD channels and 50 3D channels including Formula 1 in 3D with 4K resolution and 22.4 surround sound for $60/month.

Now get your arse off that pile of cash and start building the network, Sky!




"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Doc Emmet Brown

1440 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 216


  Reply # 384937 27-Sep-2010 13:48
Send private message

magu: I want 500 HD channels and 50 3D channels including Formula 1 in 3D with 4K resolution and 22.4 surround sound for $60/month.

Now get your arse off that pile of cash and start building the network, Sky!



I want super-fast internet speeds over fibre with paytv for a lower price than I'm paying now. 
[Auckland Region Broadband Report]

I want world peace
[Miss Universe/World/wherever 2010-1950]

I would like to thank the Academy, my Mom and Dad, God, all the wonderful people around me who made this all possible.  Without you I wouldnt be here right now.



1440 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 216


  Reply # 384943 27-Sep-2010 13:54
Send private message

DS9:
ockel:
DS9:
ockel: Offtopic but according to the World Avertising Research Center:

"Currently, HD channels make up just 3% of the European market. "


Given TV1/2/3 plus SS1/2 and SM1/Greats that makes 7 channels of HD.  Something like 100 channels in NZ so I'm guessing that for HD content we're batting above the average. 
Of course if one debates about the amount of HD content on TV1/2/3 then we'd be back to about Euro average.



It is like saying that: In the UK there is 1HD channel per 1.2m people where here it is 1HD per 615000. Does this mean we are doing better for HD channels?


That would make Australia 1HD channel per 1.18m people including the new channels starting 1 Nov??


The point I was trying to make is that it does not matter how many HD channels there are, it is just are we happy with what we have got, or do we want more at a cost?



Put together a business plan with probable household uptake (as measured by surveys) with full costings and submit it to Sky.  Not only would they take you seriously but they might even offer you a job,

Or we could put together a petition!  Cos we all know from the success of petitioning for the Sci-Fi channel (2122 signatures) that it'll be really really effective.  If those 2122 people paid for the satellite uplink alone if they wanted to subscribe to the channel it'd probably be $20/mth before any content costs.

1677 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 7

Trusted

  Reply # 384970 27-Sep-2010 15:15
Send private message

Of course I want more HD channels.... Sky haven't increased their offering since launch, which is poor IMO. Foxtel have increased at least twice.

Counting Freeview channels on Sky is a cop out really. There are only 4 HD channels on Sky right now really (soon to be 5, albeit for a couple of weeks only)

784 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 103
Inactive user


  Reply # 385021 27-Sep-2010 16:31
Send private message

I just hope that the governments broadband inititave will eventually see good competition for SKy as all I will remember of them is there annual increase in charges.

1084 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 63

Trusted

  Reply # 385154 27-Sep-2010 20:18
Send private message

How does everyone think Sky's allocation of DVB-T bandwidth for after analog switch off/digital switch over will affect this issue?

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 
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:



Geekzone Live »

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


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.