Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
21234 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4271

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 172769 22-Oct-2008 13:55
Send private message

Dont worry about sky UHF disappearing any time soon. But do worry about all the good stuff going to sky sport 2 to encourage people to move off it.

They will still let you keep it for a second decoder if you go digital, they need people on it still so they can keep using those frequancies.




Richard rich.ms

6198 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 251

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 172770 22-Oct-2008 14:00
Send private message

Are you sure, last report I heard from Sky is that they have to look seriously at closing the UHF service as some of the transmitters are on borrowed time. In some region they have been doing cold calls on UHF subscribers to push them of the service simply because the UHF service is not capable of maintaining reliablity obligations. I think you will find there are more than one or two regions where there are no longer UHF subscribers for this reason.

Cyril

21234 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4271

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 172808 22-Oct-2008 16:13
Send private message

That may be the case in the whopwhop areas, but I know that they are not keen on closing it in Auckland. Hell, they are broadcasting one of their channels FTA on analog just to be seen to be using it.





Richard rich.ms



11 posts

Geek


  Reply # 172832 22-Oct-2008 17:24
Send private message

Thanks everyone for your help. I've taken the plunge and will be switching to dig zround Xmas time when a Xmas deal is on the cards. Sky have informed me that UHF will go next year. My new components taht I have purchased are not really suited to UHF anymore so whats the lesser of 2 evils.

I still only ever wanted SS1, and Sky One. I'm not a TV bug, and am happy with the current 7 channels that I have aside from when Sky switch sports between SS1 and SS2. Roll on some competion for SKY. Would'nt it be great to help drive the cost down.

I'm sure my Pano Proj will pump out a great pic since it will be running on complete component setup.

Cheers

Corey

1988 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 155

Trusted

  Reply # 172841 22-Oct-2008 18:02
Send private message

richms: That may be the case in the whopwhop areas, but I know that they are not keen on closing it in Auckland. Hell, they are broadcasting one of their channels FTA on analog just to be seen to be using it.



Are you refering to Juice TV or another channel?

Juice TV is FTA thanks to NZ On Air.




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

346 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 25


  Reply # 173169 23-Oct-2008 20:00
Send private message

I think the reference is to Prime.

21234 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4271

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 173176 23-Oct-2008 20:27
Send private message

I was refering to Juice.




Richard rich.ms

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.