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Topic # 86250 4-Jul-2011 17:58
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I have heard that some of the final rugby world cup matches will be broadcast in 3D. I understand that the existing MySky boxes cannot receive 3D broadcasts and that it's only the new MySky+ boxes that can receive 3D broadcasts. Can anyone confirm please that this is in fact the case?

Also, will the new MySky+ recorders be able to record in 3D and playback in 3D, video that was broadcast in 3D?


Thanks for your advice.

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  Reply # 489298 4-Jul-2011 18:30
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Can't see nay reason why not. Would likely be side-by-side 3D I would think?

In which case the HDI should work.




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  Reply # 489547 5-Jul-2011 10:12
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ZollyMonsta: Can't see nay reason why not. Would likely be side-by-side 3D I would think?

In which case the HDI should work.


Thanks for your reply. I think it's really important for people who own 3D TVs to know for sure whether or not the existing MySky boxes will receive and record 3D broadcasts. 

I have just phoned SKY and I was told that ONLY the new MySky+ boxes are 3D ready. It was explained to me that the existing boxes will NOT be able to receive 3D broadcasts.

Incidentally, I was also told that the new MySky+ boxes will be able to record 3D broadcasts and play them back in 3D.

I realise that many 3D TVs have a "simulated" 3D TV option, and this of course works with non 3D broadcasts. However, I am a bit disappointed with simulated 3D, it certainly doesn't produce the "illusion" of depth that you get from watching a "true" 3D DVD. 

Incidentally, when buying a 3D DVD it's important to check on internet whether the video was actually filmed with 3D cameras or whether it was filmed in 2D and later "remanufactured" to create a simulated type of 3D. I have found that only the DVDs actually filmed with 3D cameras truly provide the best 3D experience.

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  Reply # 489554 5-Jul-2011 10:19
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI

HDMI 1.3 won't support 3D.

Indications are 1.3a,b,b1,c does.

All depends of course on how Sky will broadcast the 3D. 




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  Reply # 490892 8-Jul-2011 06:32
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Zolly's right - both the MySKY HDi and MySKY+ have the same capabilities for 3d. The 3d signal will be broadcast as HD side-by-side and you'll need to manually switch your 3d-capable TV into 3d mode. The UIs are still 2d so you don't want to be bringing up the banner. As the side-by-side signal is just standard HD you can record it and use trick modes as normal.

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  Reply # 490893 8-Jul-2011 06:42
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I have just phoned SKY and I was told that ONLY the new MySky+ boxes are 3D ready. It was explained to me that the existing boxes will NOT be able to receive 3D broadcasts.


Unfortunately that advice was incorrect. By announcing the 3d capability in the MySKY+ press release SKY have inadvertantly given the impression that the functionality is new in the MySKY+, but it is not. It looks as though SKY Customer Service haven't been given the information that they need to answer queries accurately.

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  Reply # 490895 8-Jul-2011 07:52
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Yes, what a horrible mistake they made by announcing it in the MySky+ press release..... People will think they need to upgrade to get it....

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  Reply # 490897 8-Jul-2011 07:56
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manaia: Zolly's right - both the MySKY HDi and MySKY+ have the same capabilities for 3d. The 3d signal will be broadcast as HD side-by-side and you'll need to manually switch your 3d-capable TV into 3d mode. The UIs are still 2d so you don't want to be bringing up the banner. As the side-by-side signal is just standard HD you can record it and use trick modes as normal.

Since it's side by side, can I just watch it on my regular HDTV and see 3D by crossing my eyes?

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  Reply # 490900 8-Jul-2011 08:10
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illicit: Yes, what a horrible mistake they made by announcing it in the MySky+ press release..... People will think they need to upgrade to get it....

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I was certainly under that impression too, and was disappointed as I got mysky hdi just recently and didn't want to have to fork out again.

However I wouldn't mind betting that sky may only enable the 3D channel for mysky+ customers.

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  Reply # 491270 8-Jul-2011 20:59
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manaia:
I have just phoned SKY and I was told that ONLY the new MySky+ boxes are 3D ready. It was explained to me that the existing boxes will NOT be able to receive 3D broadcasts.


Unfortunately that advice was incorrect. By announcing the 3d capability in the MySKY+ press release SKY have inadvertantly given the impression that the functionality is new in the MySKY+, but it is not. It looks as though SKY Customer Service haven't been given the information that they need to answer queries accurately.


Are the HDI boxes HDMI 1.4? because if they are not then they are not really "3D ready"? I would assume that the mysky+ box is 1.4.

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  Reply # 491272 8-Jul-2011 21:03
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Later versions of HDMI 1.3 support 3D but not 1080p...




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  Reply # 491277 8-Jul-2011 21:26
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ZollyMonsta: Later versions of HDMI 1.3 support 3D but not 1080p...

I suppose the question is then will sky give hdi users the ability to see the 3D channels or will they force people to go to mysky + so they can get some extra revenue

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  Reply # 491290 8-Jul-2011 22:35
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For the RWC, you need the Sky Sport package, as well as the HD ticket.
That's about it to my knowledge, I believe it isn't pay per view.



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  Reply # 492629 12-Jul-2011 20:02
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illicit: Yes, what a horrible mistake they made by announcing it in the MySky+ press release..... People will think they need to upgrade to get it....

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It does seem that MySky+ is needed to receive 3D broadcasts, refer to this SkyTv web page:

http://skytv.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1307/related/1

It says on this page that:

"The Rugby World Cup finals will be broadcasted in 3D technology for the first time after Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) appointed 3DLive as Official 3D Broadcaster of RWC 2011 in New Zealand.
SKY plans to broadcast the 3D feed to its subscribers and hospitality industry partners, however we are still finalizing technical and operational issues to ensure this is achievable.

In addition to making the broadcast feed available to Rights Holding Broadcasters, 3DLive will also provide a solution for offsite 3D viewing areas with venues in New Zealand and Australia set to be announced shortly and global providers later this year.

Please note that the 3D feed will be HD so you will need a My SKY HDi/My SKY + decoder with subscription to the HD ticket and SKY Sport package to gain access.

And also a 3DTV connected via HDMI."

So, this is definite enough for me, I will order a MySky+ box so that I can receive 3D broadcasts. 

Cheers
Fred  

p.s. See also the post on the page below that would also confirm that MySky+ is required to receive 3D broadcasts:   

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?topicid=85753&forumid=106&page_no=3



 



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  Reply # 492644 12-Jul-2011 20:33
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Can you just turn on the HD ticket for just a month or 2? Would be keen to see the final in 3D but dont want to have to get it for a long period of time

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  Reply # 492682 12-Jul-2011 21:42
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frednz:
illicit: Yes, what a horrible mistake they made by announcing it in the MySky+ press release..... People will think they need to upgrade to get it....

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It does seem that MySky+ is needed to receive 3D broadcasts, refer to this SkyTv web page:

http://skytv.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1307/related/1

It says on this page that:

"The Rugby World Cup finals will be broadcasted in 3D technology for the first time after Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) appointed 3DLive as Official 3D Broadcaster of RWC 2011 in New Zealand.
SKY plans to broadcast the 3D feed to its subscribers and hospitality industry partners, however we are still finalizing technical and operational issues to ensure this is achievable.

In addition to making the broadcast feed available to Rights Holding Broadcasters, 3DLive will also provide a solution for offsite 3D viewing areas with venues in New Zealand and Australia set to be announced shortly and global providers later this year.

Please note that the 3D feed will be HD so you will need a My SKY HDi/My SKY + decoder with subscription to the HD ticket and SKY Sport package to gain access.

And also a 3DTV connected via HDMI."

So, this is definite enough for me, I will order a MySky+ box so that I can receive 3D broadcasts. 

Cheers
Fred  

p.s. See also the post on the page below that would also confirm that MySky+ is required to receive 3D broadcasts:   

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?topicid=85753&forumid=106&page_no=3



 




Please note that the 3D feed will be HD so you will need a My SKY HDi/My SKY + decoder with subscription to the HD ticket and SKY Sport package to gain access.

This to me sounds like either an HDi box or the new MySky+ one would work for 3D.
 




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