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Tiger1970

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#91457 13-Oct-2011 15:34
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I recently had my sky+ installed and i always assumed my sky used a UHF aerial not the satellite, Freeview HD uses a UHF aerial. But when it was being installed all he done was changed the decoder from the normal sky digital decoder to the My Sky+ decoder.


Why does My Sky+ use the satelllite but Freeview HD doesn't?  

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kiwitrc
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  #532920 13-Oct-2011 15:46
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Sky use satellites to transmit their signals, Freeview use ground based transmitters to send their signals.

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  #532923 13-Oct-2011 15:48
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Tiger1970: I recently had my sky+ installed and i always assumed my sky used a UHF aerial not the satellite, Freeview HD uses a UHF aerial. But when it was being installed all he done was changed the decoder from the normal sky digital decoder to the My Sky+ decoder.


Why does My Sky+ use the satelllite but Freeview HD doesn't?  


an charges heaps just to do that. we need self install :P





 
 
 
 


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  #532928 13-Oct-2011 15:53
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better coverage probably. The whole of NZ can be served by 1 satellite.

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  #532995 13-Oct-2011 16:59
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Sky will have the option on 5 digital terrestrial muxes (includes muxes that will carry Maori TV and Prime) when analog is switched off and if they decide to implement these muxes using DVB-T2, 35 mbps per mux, they could offer some 20 HD channels. Whether they do or not remains to be seen given the fact that fibre to the home may prove to be a more economic and lucrative option to supplement satellite before its demise or use as infill.




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  #533080 13-Oct-2011 20:42
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Spyware: Sky will have the option on 5 digital terrestrial muxes (includes muxes that will carry Maori TV and Prime) when analog is switched off and if they decide to implement these muxes using DVB-T2, 35 mbps per mux, they could offer some 20 HD channels. Whether they do or not remains to be seen given the fact that fibre to the home may prove to be a more economic and lucrative option to supplement satellite before its demise or use as infill.



It amuses me that people keep talking about the 'demise of satellite' and that the future is fibre to the home.  The best thing about satellite, (especially in a country with topography like NZ's), is that coverage is 100% (or near enough to it!)  This means you don't lose potential customers before you even start!

Freeview HD coverage, even after the latest expansion, is still only 87%.  Reasonable coverage, but still 1 in 8 potential customers lost from the start, (if Sky were to go terrestrial).

As for fibre to the home, I would hazard a guess and say it will be many, many years before it reaches even 75% coverage and even that loses you 1 in 4 potential customers!

Satellite bandwidth may be expensive but it gives you the entire country as potential customers and allows you to offer 'everything to everyone' rather than different packages for satellite/terrestrial/fibre. Somehow I don't think Sky will be giving up satellite any time soon.

...maybe I'm just bitter 'cos I live just out of terrestrial coverage and stand little to no chance of getting fibre....  OK, 'nuf said.... end rant!

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  #533111 13-Oct-2011 22:00
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National data is free (to ISPs at least) so it is potentially very cost effective to transmit over fibre. But agree, satellite is here to stay (until they fall ;-).




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Tiger1970

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  #533416 14-Oct-2011 15:55
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Thanks for all the quick replys. Will freeview HD ever be able to be recevied via satellite?

 
 
 
 


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  #533435 14-Oct-2011 16:34
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Tiger1970: Thanks for all the quick replys. Will freeview HD ever be able to be recevied via satellite?


There have never been any plans to do this, and from a financial point of view it would make no sence. You could never rule it out from possibly happing at some stage in the future though.

 

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