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Topic # 13781 29-May-2007 00:17
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When it's introduced,  is this just pay per view movies, $7.00 for one movie and no dolby digital? Sounds like a waste of effort to me.
Oh well hope it doesn't tie up a turner so two programmes can still be recorded at same time.

Since they've got to wait for H-POL for it, sounds like it uses up more bandwidth and yet when I ask about Sci Fi channel they said it would be an uneconomic use of bandwidth in NZ. I'm sure more people would watch it then some of the other channels they've got on or planning to put on. Plus since it's in aussie couldn't they just use a beam that can be picked up by both countries.



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  Reply # 72612 29-May-2007 06:44
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rugrat: When it's introduced,  is this just pay per view movies, $7.00 for one movie and no dolby digital? Sounds like a waste of effort to me.
Oh well hope it doesn't tie up a turner so two programmes can still be recorded at same time.




The movies are automatically downloaded to your MySky in the background. THis has already been happening for quite a few months now.




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  Reply # 72641 29-May-2007 10:31
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Sky TV delays start of on-demand movies.


Not according to the above headline, rest of story is at www.stuff.co.nz/4075676a28.html


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  Reply # 72647 29-May-2007 10:56
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My understanding is that the service has been operational for about 3 months now in a trial mode with limited movies being downloaded to every MySky, obviously if you don't have the proper firmware then you won't see these. The delay rolling out the service is yet another consequence of the polarity problem but is apparently all ready to go once the swap over happens.


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  Reply # 72663 29-May-2007 12:42
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From what I understand sbiddle is correct, there has been a testing of the ondemand service albeit at a reduced rate to test the system. Without Skys move to Hpol they cannot expand their bandwidth needs for all these extra services.

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  Reply # 73177 1-Jun-2007 20:53
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does this mean after offering Xhrs of recording time we will get less now because the hard drive is full of movies we don't want?

What will happen if our hard drive is full already? I am always hovering about the 80-90% because of my daughters cartoons.


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  Reply # 73178 1-Jun-2007 21:02
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mortonman: does this mean after offering Xhrs of recording time we will get less now because the hard drive is full of movies we don't want?

What will happen if our hard drive is full already? I am always hovering about the 80-90% because of my daughters cartoons.



I think a partition of the hard drive is already allocated for Movies on Demand and that is why the recording space has never matched the total drive capacity.

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  Reply # 73179 1-Jun-2007 21:03
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stuzzo:
mortonman: does this mean after offering Xhrs of recording time we will get less now because the hard drive is full of movies we don't want?

What will happen if our hard drive is full already? I am always hovering about the 80-90% because of my daughters cartoons.



I think a partition of the hard drive is already allocated for Movies on Demand and that is why the recording space has never matched the total drive capacity.


Correct.

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  Reply # 73182 1-Jun-2007 21:10
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yep correct, the area has always been partioned off and not available. The service has been planned and accomodated for well before SkyNZ ever rolled out the MySky.

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  Reply # 73259 2-Jun-2007 19:05
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stuzzo:
I think a partition of the hard drive is already allocated for Movies on Demand and that is why the recording space has never matched the total drive capacity.

I just added mine up. The total is 57 hours and 3 minutes, with 4% free space, which puts it at just about 60 hours. So you are saying 160gb should hold more than 60 hours?

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  Reply # 73277 2-Jun-2007 22:11
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JohnPorter:
stuzzo:
I think a partition of the hard drive is already allocated for Movies on Demand and that is why the recording space has never matched the total drive capacity.

I just added mine up. The total is 57 hours and 3 minutes, with 4% free space, which puts it at just about 60 hours. So you are saying 160gb should hold more than 60 hours?


Yep, I think ball park 30% of the drive is used for MOD

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