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Topic # 14544 9-Jul-2007 07:43
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Sky released notes to installers last week stating that in the wee hours of Wed the 1st of August they will move to Hpol.

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  Reply # 77388 9-Jul-2007 08:42
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Finally a date!!!  Thanks Cyril7

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  Reply # 77390 9-Jul-2007 08:56
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Finally alright!




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  Reply # 77392 9-Jul-2007 09:10
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sorry but what will this do for me ???




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  Reply # 77393 9-Jul-2007 09:13
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looking at your avitar it could do wonders.

With Sky moving to Hpol it will mean that people will be able to have both Sky and FreeView/FTA STB's connected to a common dish with just a simple splitter to feed each. Currently that is not possible.

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  Reply # 77434 9-Jul-2007 13:05
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woo hoo!!



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  Reply # 77455 9-Jul-2007 14:29
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Any word yet on whether Sky will now take their FTA channel feeds (and any future Freeview channels) using the Freeview transponder or whether they will continue to use their own feed? Logic would seem to suggest they are stupid to use their own bandwidth rebroadcasting what's already available FTA off the same satellite.


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  Reply # 77458 9-Jul-2007 14:32
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sbiddle: Any word yet on whether Sky will now take their FTA channel feeds (and any future Freeview channels) using the Freeview transponder or whether they will continue to use their own feed? Logic would seem to suggest they are stupid to use their own bandwidth rebroadcasting what's already available FTA off the same satellite.



I agree sbiddle, but will they be able to get the EPG going as well? Or will they need to retransmit so that they can offer the EPG?



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  Reply # 77459 9-Jul-2007 14:44
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No word on that, but hey what are we looking at, 5 channels worth of capacity (TV1/2/3/C4/MaoriTV) must be somewhere between 15-20Mb/s Sky would get back for new services or taking the strain off existing (dreaming on this last one i guess), and how much would they need to pay the FreeView consortium to carry an SI stream to keep Sky STB's happy which would surely only need 100-200kb/s on each mux, less than an stereo audio stream.


Bit of a no brainer, but hey we are talking paranoid corporates here.



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  Reply # 77460 9-Jul-2007 15:03
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How are they handling the switch over at apartments where the dish is powered by a standalone power supply and not a set top?




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  Reply # 77461 9-Jul-2007 15:10
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Guess there will be some busy installers on Thursday morning driving around all the MDU's on their books with a box of replacement PSUs.

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  Reply # 77530 9-Jul-2007 22:05
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rscole86:
sbiddle: Any word yet on whether Sky will now take their FTA channel feeds (and any future Freeview channels) using the Freeview transponder or whether they will continue to use their own feed? Logic would seem to suggest they are stupid to use their own bandwidth rebroadcasting what's already available FTA off the same satellite.



I agree sbiddle, but will they be able to get the EPG going as well? Or will they need to retransmit so that they can offer the EPG?


The way the DVB EIT EPG data is handled it shouldn't be an issue for Sky to provide the EPG in their boxes. It just won't look the same as the freeview MHEG-5 EPG. We do the same with myPVR, so that for programming you use our EPG, but you can use the freeview MHEG EPG for info should you wish.




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  Reply # 77541 10-Jul-2007 00:27
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how does myPVR get its guide data?

does each PVR connect to your server, and download the listings in xml format?



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  Reply # 77550 10-Jul-2007 08:36
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itey: how does myPVR get its guide data?

does each PVR connect to your server, and download the listings in xml format?




The guide data is in the DVB-S signal in a part of the stream called EIT. There are plenty of tools around that can read it.

That is supplemented with guide data for regional channels that we can supply as we have an agreement with the regional channels.

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  Reply # 78067 14-Jul-2007 13:23
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I'm glad Sky are finally moving to hpol. I just setup a split from my sky dish to my dvb-s card in my computer. It'll be good to be able to use the sky box and the dvb-s card at the same time.

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  Reply # 78071 14-Jul-2007 14:23
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Do you think they will increase the bandwidth on the FTA channels? (If they don't take the freeview feeds)

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