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  # 131182 16-May-2008 09:34
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I would be very surprised as transponder space (which HD uses a goodly amount of) is expensive, so if TVNZ or Canwest paid Sky to carry their HD streams then you could expect them to be their a soon as the cheque clears. But based on the current cold war between TVNZ and Sky I think you could expect to see FoodTVHD on Sky before TVNZ or TV3.

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  # 131188 16-May-2008 09:48
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But 4 tuners in the one box, capable of recording 3 channels at once! Who cares about HD?!

 
 
 
 


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  # 131243 16-May-2008 13:03
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TomAckroyd: But 4 tuners in the one box, capable of recording 3 channels at once! Who cares about HD?!


You going to have enough time to watch all this??Wink




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  # 131273 16-May-2008 15:19
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still waiting for the Foxtel announcement, anyone know what time it's scheduled for?


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  # 131283 16-May-2008 16:13
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old3eyes:
TomAckroyd: But 4 tuners in the one box, capable of recording 3 channels at once! Who cares about HD?!


You going to have enough time to watch all this??Wink

No. But it's the *principle*, dammit.

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  # 131287 16-May-2008 16:39
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allstarnz: still waiting for the Foxtel announcement, anyone know what time it's scheduled for?



Their website says mid 2008.  I seem to remember reading it was going to be some time in June  but the website with the most likley  info on is down at present.. http://www.dtvforum.info/





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  # 131291 16-May-2008 17:06
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old3eyes:
allstarnz: still waiting for the Foxtel announcement, anyone know what time it's scheduled for?



Their website says mid 2008. I seem to remember reading it was going to be some time in June but the website with the most likley info on is down at present.. http://www.dtvforum.info/



From a Foxtel insider @ Whirlpool:

Foxtel are currently setting up a department for hd enquiries only
which will be operational on monday. Anyone who has filled in a
expression of interest online will be contacted shortly by one of the
foxtel csr's






 
 
 
 


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  # 131321 16-May-2008 19:20
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Foxtel are already broadcasting HD DVB-S2 signals in aus as per reports on Austech, so I wouldn't think it would be too long before they go live.... Havn't seen any reports of similar activty on this side of the ditch.





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# 131835 19-May-2008 17:18
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Ok Foxtel prices are out

$200AU for the IQ2 regardless of wheater you have or don't have IQ which I find very interesting....

Note that IQ customers paid $400 for IQ when it was released.

IQ2 rental fee will be $10AU p.m.

HD channels will be $9.95AU for the sport, $9.95AU for the documentary ones and $14.95AU for both of them combined.

Platinum HD $130.90AU (Platinum package + HD channels + IQ2 rental + 2 PPV HD movies a month + Foxtel Magazine)

Not sure what this means for us over here, but IMO expect to pay something like $300NZ for MySKy HD





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  # 131841 19-May-2008 17:29
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Correction, its $299AU to go to IQ2 from a non-IQ box and $99AU to go to a IQ1.

so its $200AU only for current IQ customers.





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TomAckroyd: But 4 tuners in the one box, capable of recording 3 channels at once! Who cares about HD?!

To be honest its a rare occasion when you have to record 2 sky programmes at once, let alone 3.

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  # 131862 19-May-2008 18:42
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TomAckroyd: But 4 tuners in the one box, capable of recording 3 channels at once! Who cares about HD?!

To be honest its a rare occasion when you have to record 2 sky programmes at once, let alone 3.

And lets bet they only enable two (current + only one recording) tuners in the MySky HD.





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tend to agree Sky dont really give a damn about their customers.  We have put up with poor digital quality Booming advertising because they set sounds at peak levels of films instead of average peak levels.  Lack of wide screen sports, repetitive movies, months or years behind releases, no choice of what we as customers want, you take the packages they offer.  What happened to customers come first.

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  # 131876 19-May-2008 19:18
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I found this Foxtel HD+ site off Austech, they say "Only two tuners will be available to consumers at launch.".. So I doubt we will see any more than two until a few years down the track if customers start demanding it, and even then I doubt Sky would listen.

The interesting thing will be the install price, as we know it's $700NZ for MySky, compared to $150 in Aus for Foxtel and the same box.  In Aus the upgrade to Foxtel HD+ is $200, so can we expect the MySky HD install to be $1000.  How do we spell monopoly, but hey, with 47% of NZ households on Sky, they can afford to be that way.





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