One thing that really bugs me about NTSC to PAL conversion is the so called PAL speedup effect. This is something we had to put up with before digital but alas it still persists on broadcast TV (thankfully no longer on BluRay).
If you ever manage to compare say The Big Bang Theory on local TV versus a US sourced version, the pitch increase in very noticeable (or is that because I have good pitch?). Sheldon sounds like a chipmunk!
Does the new service send down the content sped up (so they are using 1080i/50 sourced content) or have they purchased 1080i/60?
Secondly I watch Netflix/Hulu/Vudu/Amazon on my TV (PS3, Roku) and occasionally Netflix on my (Android) phone. Looks like this new service cannot offer me any other those display choices though there is some talk about an Android client coming soon. But I wonder like TV1 and TV3 on demand it will be Samsung devices only?
Without devices to play the content we are going to be limited to stereo audio whereas Netflix, Vudu and Amazon I think now do DD+.
Scoring 24 is great. TV3 treated the last season with disdain playing it on TV4 (or whatever it was called then) SD only.