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link2007

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#20830 7-Apr-2008 13:03
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Just saw the ad for their HD service coming in June. Was it always intended for mysky? what about the current digital subsribers w/out mysky?



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  #121749 7-Apr-2008 13:18
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Even those with MySky will have to get a new box for HD. No current Sky boxes will do HD.
Sky are keeping very quiet on what the charges will be.

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  #121760 7-Apr-2008 13:38
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Anyone have any idea how much it will be?

 
 
 
 


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  #121789 7-Apr-2008 14:43
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Pretty much all PayTV operators worldwide (especiallly Skys Newscorp siblings) are moving toward supplying PVR only STB's and dropping nonPVR as a standard option, kinda makes sense especially when you concider the added marketable features such as ondemand and IPTV interactive type features which require local storage.

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  #121865 7-Apr-2008 17:40
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Hi,


 What ad? Also where did you see it? is there a web link? Thanks




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link2007

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  #121870 7-Apr-2008 18:13
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just caught a glimpse of it on sky news 90 when the australians were on an ad break

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  #122344 9-Apr-2008 16:10
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I've seen it a couple of times as well.  It's a really slo-mo section (one was a stumping from a cricket match) followed by a splash screen - no other details. 

What super slow mo has to do with HD I have no idea..........

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  #122367 9-Apr-2008 17:27
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they have shown this ad on Sky Sport now and then, be interesting to see what it'll cost.

My guess too is it will be a monthly charge and a smaller up front cost.

 
 
 
 


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#122401 9-Apr-2008 20:22
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Hi,

?? Call me an idiot but what does the "i" stand for? I cannot find any reference to it.




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  #122428 9-Apr-2008 21:18
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DS9: Hi,

   Call me an idiot but what does the "i" satand for? I cannot find any reference to it.


My guess is the box will have internet capabilities. Therefore the "i" will have something to do with that. I don't think it has anything to do with any HD standard.

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  #123304 13-Apr-2008 22:31
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The "i" may stand for interlaced as in 1080i resolution, a hint as to what HD resolution they are going to use, TV3 uses 1080i as well although TVNZ use 720p

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  #123402 14-Apr-2008 14:41
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Hi all have been incontact with sky they say the HD box will be out some time june or july and do not know how much the charge will be. i also asked about the possibility of adding more movie channels especially one devoted to HD films but they say they are not looking to do this for sometime yet so we have to put up with the repeats for a while longer. A little annoying as the Uk has ten film channels and have made channels for HD only programming including things like discovery ,sport ,films ,sky 1 (the box) and many others.

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  #123404 14-Apr-2008 14:49
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I read somewhere that Sky are going to launch with two HD Sport and two HD movie channels.

It was on the Herald / Stuff websites I think, one of their 'bloggers'




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  #123425 14-Apr-2008 16:15
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i understand Foxtel are already testing their beams. Anyone with a DVB-S2 card pick anything up on D1 yet?  It'll be encrypted, but should be receiveable.

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  #123442 14-Apr-2008 17:14
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allstarnz: i understand Foxtel are already testing their beams. Anyone with a DVB-S2 card pick anything up on D1 yet? It'll be encrypted, but should be receiveable.


Not unless you either
a) Have a very large dish, or
b) Happen to be in OZ

Their signals are on AU only beams.




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  #124148 16-Apr-2008 19:15
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Launch Date July 1st

Details here:

http://www.skytv.co.nz/high-definition.aspx

Not much there though except confirmation of the channels and a launch date

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