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LostPacket
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  #137010 10-Jun-2008 13:57
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Yip, it's a all in one unit
have a look at
http://hd.foxtel.com.au/hd-on-foxtel/iq2.php

 
 
 

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  #137018 10-Jun-2008 14:15
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Yep one box contains 4xtuners, 1x320Gig hard disc, and one HD decoder. So you can simultaneously record two different programs, while watching another either off air or off the disc. The inital firmware I understand will only support recording of one program while viewing another off air or disc (as per current MySky) but that will be upgraded latter in the year. The 4th tuner will be for ondemand (well thats what Foxtel is using it for so i guess SkyNZ will also). This means movies can be downloaded to your disc in slow time for viewing when you wish.

Cyril

jasonbrice
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  #137245 11-Jun-2008 10:06
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Well, today's the day for their big announcement... we're waiting... :-)



LostPacket
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  #137247 11-Jun-2008 10:08
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Yes we are :)

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  #137261 11-Jun-2008 11:09
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It's a shame that the box is going to be let down with a somewhat lacklustre choice of HD channels.

Now if Sky were going to offer the same as their cousins across the ditch http://hd.foxtel.com.au/hd-on-foxtel/channels.php I would be one of the first to upgrade. What use is great technology with poor content?

The other thing that should be interesting to watch will be the bandwidth allocated by Sky. Numerous reports overseas about reduced bandwidth transmissions and less than desirable HD picture quality - "blocky" pictures anyone? Sound familiar?

I really hope Sky use this to improve the quality of their offering, but I am really not holding my breath. 

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  #137284 11-Jun-2008 12:02
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Hmmm it appears to be a $49.95 upgrade (for existing myskyers) and $10 additional for HD content.

Based on the content offering, they really would struggle looking for more!

1080i resolution

jasonbrice
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  #137286 11-Jun-2008 12:06
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Hi Dave,

Where is $49.95 documented? Nothing on Sky's site yet.

JB



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  #137290 11-Jun-2008 12:12
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My apologies for not including a link. I assume this was only posted within the past hour or so.

http://www.throng.co.nz/

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Tockly
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#137291 11-Jun-2008 12:17
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So is that $49.95 from any STB or just from My Sky?

If it is from any STB, I am really #$% off as I paid $599 for MySky!!!




 


east
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  #137292 11-Jun-2008 12:26
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Just got back from their launch event. From the looks of it it's $49 for an upgrade for existing MySky subscribers. I presume they'll announce the full price soon.

You also get the $10 per month HD ticket waived if you want to keep your existing old MySky box and pay for multi-room.

The HD footage looks &#$king amazing! They had it alongside their SD broadcast. Sport will definitely be their main selling point - it looks amazing.
We also got to have a look around the inside of the new HD OSB trucks. Very flash. A geek's dream.

Not to mention they're going to start broadcasting both HD movies and sport with Dolby 5.1 surround!

Anyway, enough of this drooling...

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  #137294 11-Jun-2008 12:33
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DaveB: It's a shame that the box is going to be let down with a somewhat lacklustre choice of HD channels.

Now if Sky were going to offer the same as their cousins across the ditch http://hd.foxtel.com.au/hd-on-foxtel/channels.php I would be one of the first to upgrade. What use is great technology with poor content?



yes, i agree, the choice is abysmal.  I'm disappointed wasting bandwidth on two movie channels, when they can just run them on demand.

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  #137302 11-Jun-2008 12:49
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east:
You also get the $10 per month HD ticket waived if you want to keep your existing old MySky box and pay for multi-room.


What if you want to do that but already have multi-room? (MySky plus a STB) Would the $49 still apply for me? and will the rental be the same?

east
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  #137303 11-Jun-2008 12:54
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James Bond:
east:
You also get the $10 per month HD ticket waived if you want to keep your existing old MySky box and pay for multi-room.


What if you want to do that but already have multi-room? (MySky plus a STB) Would the $49 still apply for me? and will the rental be the same?


I think the $10 also gets waived if you already have multiroom. Like yourself we have multiroom with a MySky and an old STB, and they've said they'll waive the $10 fee. That's my understanding anyway... you'll have to ask sky. If you've got MySky they should be sending you a letter with details...

Tockly
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  #137304 11-Jun-2008 12:56
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Also any idea when it will be available?

Still nothing on the Sky web site... These guys are almost as bad as Vodafone!!!




 


east
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  #137306 11-Jun-2008 12:58
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Tockly: Also any idea when it will be available?

Still nothing on the Sky web site... These guys are almost as bad as Vodafone!!!


From my understanding it's the 1st of July. EDIT: It's actually going to be the 29th July.
But they may be doing upgrades first... not sure.

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