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  Reply # 152378 29-Jul-2008 12:15
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Pity that the Olympics are only SD on Sky otherwize I may have go a HDi rather than a Freeview box..




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  Reply # 152448 29-Jul-2008 16:17
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My initial impressions after install this afternoon:

- User interface is unchanged apart from a colour scheme change.
- Movies = improvement. Am waiting to see Spiderman 3 later this afternoon. 5.1 sound is great.
- Sports = Significant improvement. The league replay on Sky Sports 2 looks completely different! Big thumbs up!
- The modem works over VFX. The mysky 2 dialled home earlier on.
- As far as I could tell, no change to the LNB. No new cable was run. That will be done at a later date.

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  Reply # 152451 29-Jul-2008 16:26
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hairy1: My initial impressions after install this afternoon:

- User interface is unchanged apart from a colour scheme change.
- Movies = improvement. Am waiting to see Spiderman 3 later this afternoon. 5.1 sound is great.
- Sports = Significant improvement. The league replay on Sky Sports 2 looks completely different! Big thumbs up!
- The modem works over VFX. The mysky 2 dialled home earlier on.
- As far as I could tell, no change to the LNB. No new cable was run. That will be done at a later date.

Cheers,

Matt.



Best I try that when I get mine tomorrow, ...... now where oh where can I get a VFX line from Wink




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  Reply # 152453 29-Jul-2008 16:31
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How long did it take them to install it from arrival to depature?

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  Reply # 152459 29-Jul-2008 16:46
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mhz: How long did it take them to install it from arrival to depature?



Mine took 15mins and 7 mins of that was waiting for the unit to down load a firmware update.

Unhook old unit connect HD unit, wait for firmware download, ring Sky and activate card, see you later.

I have Mysky standard as well so no need for the lesson, installer said this was his first HD install & only one for the day?

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  Reply # 152464 29-Jul-2008 16:59
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JonoNZ: ... but my initial impression is that Freeview don't have too much to worry about. ...


Can't get Freeview HD here so Sky don'y have much to worry about...

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  Reply # 152466 29-Jul-2008 17:10
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suthland:
installer said this was his first HD install & only one for the day?


Same here.





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  Reply # 152469 29-Jul-2008 17:12
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Several GZers have asked about HD over component so I did a test:
MySky box connected to TV via component cable with HD video set to pass through mode.
TV3, SM1 & SMG are 576/50i. SS1 & SS2 are 1080/50i, so I guess the ICT flag is on for the first three.
With HDMI connection all five are 1080/50i. So are Sky recording their sports in 1080i, or are they upscaling from 720p?


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  Reply # 152470 29-Jul-2008 17:21
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mhz: How long did it take them to install it from arrival to depature?


Installer was here for 90 mins all up. He also changed our 1st generation Pace SD box due to the "2.4gHz problem" which I had never heard of! Apparently that was why we got occasional dropouts on Prime and Disney (very occasional since we rarely watch them). He also supplied a SCART-Component cable for the SD box. It was his first install of 4 for today and the first time he had even opened the packaging on an HDi box. He had a book of laminated powerpoint slides to work through and between us we got the setup I wanted. Installer was competent and helpful even though it was his first attempt. 10/10Smile

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  Reply # 152473 29-Jul-2008 17:32
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So I just tried the Monster HDMI cable that I received for free against the HDMI cable which Sky provides and I see no difference at all.

Not suprising I guess.





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  Reply # 152474 29-Jul-2008 17:34
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Can't get Freeview HD here so Sky don'y have much to worry about...

Same here.

Hopefully my instal does not require any cable work which will make it weather independent.

Do not have a problem with TV3, SM1 and SMG having the ICT flag set as the TV that is being fed via a component cable is mainly used for sport watching.

Reading through the NZ Herald news item would indicate that the recording is in 1080i but not definative.

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  Reply # 152476 29-Jul-2008 17:40
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motogpnz:

Several GZers have asked about HD over component so I did a test:
MySky box connected to TV via component cable with HD video set to pass through mode.
TV3, SM1 & SMG are 576/50i. SS1 & SS2 are 1080/50i, so I guess the ICT flag is on for the first three.
With HDMI connection all five are 1080/50i. So are Sky recording their sports in 1080i, or are they upscaling from 720p?



hmm thats very interesting, so sky movies 1 and 2 was in 576i over component?? I know that Channel 9 recorded cricket in 720p but upscaled to 1080i as you can see with this picture a friend in Aussie sent me earlier this year:
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/7323/20pcf56tmpul2.jpg

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  Reply # 152479 29-Jul-2008 17:45
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AncestralGeek:


Hopefully my instal does not require any cable work which will make it weather independent.



Forgot to mention the installer said they haven't got the dual core cable in stock yet so were told to just install the boxes meantime - I think he breathed a sigh of relief. He is not looking forward to trying to get a run of dual core down the same wall cavities as the present single core. Unlike MySky 1 boxes the new one has only one cable connected, the other three connectors will be left empty until new satellites come on stream. All switching is done inside the box.


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  Reply # 152484 29-Jul-2008 17:53
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mhz:
hmm thats very interesting, so sky movies 1 and 2 was in 576i over component?? I know that Channel 9 recorded cricket in 720p but upscaled to 1080i as you can see with this picture a friend in Aussie sent me earlier this year:
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/7323/20pcf56tmpul2.jpg


What I'm wondering is whether Sky are getting a 720p signal, then upscaling and interlacing it, only to have either my box or tv downscale and de-interlace it because it is only 720p? Even those with 1080 tv's lose the benefits of progressive scanning.

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  Reply # 152493 29-Jul-2008 18:26
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motogpnz:
mhz:
hmm thats very interesting, so sky movies 1 and 2 was in 576i over component?? I know that Channel 9 recorded cricket in 720p but upscaled to 1080i as you can see with this picture a friend in Aussie sent me earlier this year:
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/7323/20pcf56tmpul2.jpg


What I'm wondering is whether Sky are getting a 720p signal, then upscaling and interlacing it, only to have either my box or tv downscale and de-interlace it because it is only 720p? Even those with 1080 tv's lose the benefits of progressive scanning.


I'm sure the HD movie content will be sourced from 1080 native content and additionally pretty sure that Sky's own live sport system will use 1080i capture. No doubt some of the HD content they receive will have to be converted from 720p.

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