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# 79444 17-Mar-2011 16:59
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Just thought I would post that I heard that Sky Sport 3 will go to HD on April 1st this year.

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  # 449305 17-Mar-2011 17:24
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Excitement. With this and the announcement of ESPN HD, we're well on our way to the target of double-digit HD channels by 2020. Strap yourselves in, people.

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  # 449307 17-Mar-2011 17:28
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Nah seriously though, good news

 
 
 
 


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  # 449318 17-Mar-2011 18:09
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Cool. Testingfor this (and the other upcoming channels) should be happening soon, then??

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  # 449329 17-Mar-2011 18:43
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What else is April 1st known for????

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  # 449331 17-Mar-2011 19:02
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Thought sky had no extra band width capacity left on satellite, unless knocking off some pay per view channels.

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  # 449333 17-Mar-2011 19:08
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Isn't HD in MPEG4? So should consume about the same bandwidth as SD channels?

Saw an advert last night advertising lots to come in April, during the advert lots of sport shown but also a few normal programs. Something about Sky will be your "more" happy place.




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  # 449340 17-Mar-2011 19:31
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great. One more excuse for sky to jack up their prices again.

 
 
 
 


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  # 449380 17-Mar-2011 21:36
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Won't it be HD only if you subscribe to the HD ticket (a scam IMHO considering the price we pay for sky)?

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  # 449432 17-Mar-2011 23:59
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NonprayingMantis: great. One more excuse for sky to jack up their prices again.


Sky doesnt need an excuse for jacking up prices... but im sure the latest round of petrol price increases will mean they will put up sky fees :P cough cough to cover the ceo's car running costs




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  # 449553 18-Mar-2011 13:01
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I'm all for more HD channels.  Wish they'd do something soon though (preferably free) to give us a bit more storage capacity on the MySky boxes.




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  # 449776 18-Mar-2011 23:01
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this is good news. But if offered a choice between SS3HD and SS4/SS Extra, i'd take the extra SD channel.

Currently right now we have
SS1: Super 14: Reds v Rebels
SS2: Cricket World Cup: NZ v Sri Lanka
SS3: NRL: Eels v Panthers

We also have Cricket World Cup: Netherlands v Ireland and NRL: Raiders v Broncos on delay, because Sky don't have enough sports channels to play them live. Don't know why they don't use sub-channels/spill over to show stuff live. This happens a lot during the winter on Friday and Saturday nights, and is very frustrating when you want to watch one of the events that they decide to put on delay.

The MPEG2 SD channels use about 4mb/s bandwidth, and MPEG4 HD channels use about 12mb/s . This would mean it takes up about the same as three SD channels.

So SS3 and ESPN going HD would make me very happy.

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  # 449788 19-Mar-2011 00:48
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Will the hd channel be 1,280×720 pixels (720p) or 1,920×1,080 pixels (1080i/1080p?




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  # 449828 19-Mar-2011 12:01
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Would be great to see the breakers games in HD on SS3

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  # 449836 19-Mar-2011 12:20
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allstarnz: this is good news. But if offered a choice between SS3HD and SS4/SS Extra, i'd take the extra SD channel.

Currently right now we have
SS1: Super 14: Reds v Rebels
SS2: Cricket World Cup: NZ v Sri Lanka
SS3: NRL: Eels v Panthers

We also have Cricket World Cup: Netherlands v Ireland and NRL: Raiders v Broncos on delay, because Sky don't have enough sports channels to play them live. Don't know why they don't use sub-channels/spill over to show stuff live. This happens a lot during the winter on Friday and Saturday nights, and is very frustrating when you want to watch one of the events that they decide to put on delay.


Personally I'd rather they got rid of the Sky Sports Highlights channel and made it Sky Sports 4.

Totally agree with stuff being delayed though, just look at the guide tomorrow morning:

West Brom vs Arsenal delayed
Aston Villa vs Wolves delayed
ICC Cricket World Cup delayed
Moto GP Qualifying delayed
European PGA Tour delayed

Thens there's a few more delayed events in the evening.

cws82us: Will the hd channel be 1,280×720 pixels (720p) or 1,920×1,080 pixels (1080i/1080p?


Pretty sure all Sky's HD channels are 1080i.

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  # 449840 19-Mar-2011 12:39
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I would love a 4th Sky Sports channel, at times it seems like the 3 channels we have now get crowded with content. Or maybe Sky could just rename the highlights channel.

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