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JaBZ
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  #137374 11-Jun-2008 16:03
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Is only 1 tuner going to be active initially?  And the rest via software update end of year? That mean it's less of a service than the current MySky with 2 tuners.




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TameIti
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  #137375 11-Jun-2008 16:05
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AFAIK it's the same as Mysky1 atm i.e 1 tuner recording and 1 watching or 2 recording 0 watching.

 
 
 
 


hazza87
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  #137376 11-Jun-2008 16:06
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This is conflicting with all the information sky has provided so far. It sounds likely that the CSR's are not quite up to date with how it will work. The $15 monthly fee seems very unlikely and upgrading to the normal mysky then an extra $50 to mysky2 seems like a silly way to do things unless you want to get started straight away. I'm fairly sure they will make a sensible way of going from SD decoder straight to mysky2

LostPacket
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  #137377 11-Jun-2008 16:09
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hazza87: This is conflicting with all the information sky has provided so far. It sounds likely that the CSR's are not quite up to date with how it will work. The $15 monthly fee seems very unlikely and upgrading to the normal mysky then an extra $50 to mysky2 seems like a silly way to do things unless you want to get started straight away. I'm fairly sure they will make a sensible way of going from SD decoder straight to mysky2


Yeah this seems a bit crazy, maybe sky can do a press release, so we dont rely on he said she said

TameIti
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  #137379 11-Jun-2008 16:10
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It was rather confusing the way she said it. Maybe it is a straight jump to Mysky2 but it is still $650. She confirmed that there is a $15 monthly fee for it too along with the $10 for HD content. I think she also said that I would keep my SD box and pay for multiroom and the $15 is wiped. Again, it is confusing and hard to absorb.

danzer
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#137380 11-Jun-2008 16:11
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east: 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...


During the "launch event" did they say how much they would be compressing the HD content so they could fit it on their Up and Downlinks. The HD footage that you would've looked at would have been recorded as uncompressed as they could.

My understanding is they will be using a VBR at around 9mb/s correct me if i'm wrong but that would only be slight more data than a SD DVD

hazza87
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  #137384 11-Jun-2008 16:14
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Look at the link i posted previously (bottom of page 7) to pc world article. It states that they will be using about 14mbit/s, apparantly this will also be used for SD sports etc so they will be much improved too!

 
 
 
 


James Bond
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  #137386 11-Jun-2008 16:18
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Just called them and I have the upgrade booked for July 29th.

They taking away my STB and I get to keep the other MySky decoder + the MySky HDi for $50.

I also told them about not having a HDTV for the moment (at least where the HD box is going) and that I'm holding off for DVB-T. They told me to make sure that the panel I buy has HDCP.





JaBZ
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  #137388 11-Jun-2008 16:24
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Just got mine booked for Aug 2nd, wanted a Sat install so I can be there incase.. (so they don't mess anything up) :)




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JaBZ
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  #137389 11-Jun-2008 16:26
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Just got mine booked for Aug 2nd, wanted a Sat install so I can be there incase.. (so they don't mess anything up) :)




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hazza87
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  #137390 11-Jun-2008 16:26
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For all the people who have already booked it can anyone confirm the pricing. The upgrade price from SD decoder and also what is this about $15 a month for the box hire?

JaBZ
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  #137391 11-Jun-2008 16:29
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I have multiroom.
I got told $599 upfront, the $25 multiroom fee will be waived for 4 months and after that I won't have to pay the $10/month for HD content as long as I keep the multiroom.





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dnn

dnn
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  #137393 11-Jun-2008 16:35
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TameIti: I just rang and enquired and have been told that, to upgrade from the original SD sky digital to Mysky2 you will need to pay $600 for the Mysky box then a one off $50 fee to upgrade that to Mysky2. Then it is $15 monthly fee for the box plus $10 for the HD content.

So $650 from SD -> HD plus a extra $25 per month.

I think the person you spoke to may have been getting confused:
"New MySky HDi set boxes, the same as the Foxtel STBs used in Australia, will be available to customers at a one-off cost of $599 OR for a monthly rental of $15."

I'm still interested in the best way to upgrade from Sky Digital to MySky HDi.
Someone said here, they're upgrading from Sky Digital to MySky SD this week and then to MySky HDi as soon as it's released and getting 4 months free. Can anyone clarify this? Or do you only get free months if you keep 2 Sky boxes and pay for multi room? I can't find any info about 4 months free!

All I'd like to do is upgrade from Sky Digital to MySky HDi in the cheapest way possible. Don't want multi room.

Here's the latest from NZHerald. Weird that we have to hunt like detectives and get info from other sources when there's nothing on Sky's own website!
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10515781

TameIti
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  #137394 11-Jun-2008 16:38
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Ah that could be it. I don't think the CSRs were informed well enough about it. Ok so it is $600 flat fee to go from Sky Digital SD to MyskyHDi? If so, keen.

east
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  #137395 11-Jun-2008 16:41
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danzer:
east: 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...


During the "launch event" did they say how much they would be compressing the HD content so they could fit it on their Up and Downlinks. The HD footage that you would've looked at would have been recorded as uncompressed as they could.

My understanding is they will be using a VBR at around 9mb/s correct me if i'm wrong but that would only be slight more data than a SD DVD


They didn't mention anything about how much they'll be compressing the feed at the "launch event". (I like how sceptical speech marks make you sound)

They were running all the footage off MySky HDi boxes though, which were apparently getting their signal via satellite. Of course, that doesn't mean anything because they could just compress it more when it goes live in July.

On a side note, they said they'll be running 8 simultanious 24hr HD channels dedicated to olympics coverage during the 2012 games, plus prime playing olympic coverage 22 hrs a day, so they must be buying some extra capacity before then...

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