Grant17:The Freeview signals have a full EPG don't they. I got a non-MHEG-5 FTA decoder and there is a 7 day EPG when I go to the EPG viewer. Or is SKY's EPG in some proprietary format?cyril7: I suspect that once FreeView is offically launched next Wednesday Sky will either immediately or soon shut down there own streams of TV1/2/3/C4 and MaoriTV and just point subscribers to the Freeview service...
It would be a bummer if that happens
We would no longer be able to record programmes from TV1/2/3 on MySky...
Is that what you meant Cyril?
cyril7: ...if Sky drop their streams and point subs to the FreeView one...
cyril7: I dont know exactly what will happen, but I would be surprised if TVNZ and Canwest would want to continue to pay Sky to carry them when they have their own service.
So the long and short is I very much doubt you will not lose any functionality of MySky with respect to TV1/2/3 etc if Sky drop their streams and point subs to the FreeView one. Its just a matter of lawyers strutting there stuff and writting up agreements.
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richms: Actually, the lack of teletext on 3 brings up a point, what will people do for subtitles on 3 when they move to freeview? Are they finally going to support the dvb subtitles like sky cant be bothered doing in NZ but do everywhere else?
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yitz: TV3's aspect ratio still not fixed >.<
Or has the aspect ratio thing got to do with TelstraClear screwing up their AR.
No teletext subtitles service is also getting annoying!