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  # 1027794 19-Apr-2014 17:14
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DjShadow: Looks like you can book Sky Arena on Vodafone TV: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/more-sky/


Only on a Sky supplied set top box.




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  # 1028638 21-Apr-2014 17:31
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Does Sky provide HD programs on their SD channels where possible?

e.g The Box plays WWE programming which I believe Sky receives in HD (The PPV's are shown on Sky Arena HD in good HD qual), would the program when shown on the box on Vodafone TV be in HD or down-scaled to SD?

Also does the Fibre version offer support for Multi-room?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1028640 21-Apr-2014 17:36
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DjShadow: Does Sky provide HD programs on their SD channels where possible?

e.g The Box plays WWE programming which I believe Sky receives in HD (The PPV's are shown on Sky Arena HD in good HD qual), would the program when shown on the box on Vodafone TV be in HD or down-scaled to SD?

Also does the Fibre version offer support for Multi-room?


What ever we get in HD we provide in HD. From memory its discovery, Net Geo, Animal planet, Some cartoons..


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  # 1028643 21-Apr-2014 17:50
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DjShadow: Does Sky provide HD programs on their SD channels where possible?

e.g The Box plays WWE programming which I believe Sky receives in HD (The PPV's are shown on Sky Arena HD in good HD qual), would the program when shown on the box on Vodafone TV be in HD or down-scaled to SD?

Also does the Fibre version offer support for Multi-room?


I don't believe Vodafone offer multiple installs yet of the T-box over UFB. It's very much a scenario that will work however, but if you've got your own internal network you'll need to ensure that any switches support multicast.


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  # 1028646 21-Apr-2014 18:06
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TimA:
DjShadow: Does Sky provide HD programs on their SD channels where possible?

e.g The Box plays WWE programming which I believe Sky receives in HD (The PPV's are shown on Sky Arena HD in good HD qual), would the program when shown on the box on Vodafone TV be in HD or down-scaled to SD?

Also does the Fibre version offer support for Multi-room?


What ever we get in HD we provide in HD. From memory its discovery, Net Geo, Animal planet, Some cartoons..



This is incorrect.

You get the same HD channels as Sky TV have (Sports / Movies / Soho with the appropriate package). The difference with Vodafone TV on UFB is the HD ticket is included as standard.

Discovery, Animal Planet and Cartoon Network are all in SD.

Multi room is available on UFB TV, limited to two Vodafone Digital TV recorders per household.

Hope this helps.

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  # 1028647 21-Apr-2014 18:07
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sbiddle:
DjShadow: Does Sky provide HD programs on their SD channels where possible?

e.g The Box plays WWE programming which I believe Sky receives in HD (The PPV's are shown on Sky Arena HD in good HD qual), would the program when shown on the box on Vodafone TV be in HD or down-scaled to SD?

Also does the Fibre version offer support for Multi-room?


I don't believe Vodafone offer multiple installs yet of the T-box over UFB. It's very much a scenario that will work however, but if you've got your own internal network you'll need to ensure that any switches support multicast.



But note, that you will need to remove these if you have issues. Vodafone can only support Vodafone provided CPE.




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  # 1028649 21-Apr-2014 18:09
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ZollyMonsta:
Multi room is available on UFB TV, limited to two Vodafone Digital TV recorders per household.



I'm not sure whether you can answer this publically Grant, but I'm guessing this limit exists because the UFB agreement only allows 2 x 10Mbps multicast access channels per customer at present?


 
 
 
 


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Can you provide an example of a switch that supports multicast? 

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  # 1028653 21-Apr-2014 18:17
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DjShadow: Can you provide an example of a switch that supports multicast? 


Multicast support exists in most newer switches. The extent of multicast support however (and any limitations such as sending multicast traffic to all ports) depends entirely on the switch.



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sbiddle:
ZollyMonsta:
Multi room is available on UFB TV, limited to two Vodafone Digital TV recorders per household.



I'm not sure whether you can answer this publically Grant, but I'm guessing this limit exists because the UFB agreement only allows 2 x 10Mbps multicast access channels per customer at present?



Gotta allow for maximum multicast traffic... So think three tuners tuned to three different multicast streams on each unit. That's 6x simultaneous HD streams into one home for two PVRS per household.




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  # 1028670 21-Apr-2014 19:15
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ZollyMonsta:
TimA:
DjShadow: Does Sky provide HD programs on their SD channels where possible?

e.g The Box plays WWE programming which I believe Sky receives in HD (The PPV's are shown on Sky Arena HD in good HD qual), would the program when shown on the box on Vodafone TV be in HD or down-scaled to SD?

Also does the Fibre version offer support for Multi-room?


What ever we get in HD we provide in HD. From memory its discovery, Net Geo, Animal planet, Some cartoons..



This is incorrect.

You get the same HD channels as Sky TV have (Sports / Movies / Soho with the appropriate package). The difference with Vodafone TV on UFB is the HD ticket is included as standard.

Discovery, Animal Planet and Cartoon Network are all in SD.

Multi room is available on UFB TV, limited to two Vodafone Digital TV recorders per household.

Hope this helps.

Cheers
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Hmm, Imma go back to the guys that said that. We compared VFTV to SKY at a friends house and discovery was much clearer same with Animal Planet.

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Hey Tim, we source those Discovery channels ourselves, that's why you noticed the difference :-)




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ZollyMonsta:
sbiddle:
ZollyMonsta:
Multi room is available on UFB TV, limited to two Vodafone Digital TV recorders per household.



I'm not sure whether you can answer this publically Grant, but I'm guessing this limit exists because the UFB agreement only allows 2 x 10Mbps multicast access channels per customer at present?



Gotta allow for maximum multicast traffic... So think three tuners tuned to three different multicast streams on each unit. That's 6x simultaneous HD streams into one home for two PVRS per household.


I'm using a 5 port 100mb TP Link switch to connect the TV, Home Theatre, etc to the Huawei HG659, looks like I'll need to go to Giggabit once we can get Vodafone TV. Can you say roughly how much bandwidth each stream uses?

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  # 1028680 21-Apr-2014 19:45
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DjShadow:
ZollyMonsta:
sbiddle:
ZollyMonsta:
Multi room is available on UFB TV, limited to two Vodafone Digital TV recorders per household.



I'm not sure whether you can answer this publically Grant, but I'm guessing this limit exists because the UFB agreement only allows 2 x 10Mbps multicast access channels per customer at present?



Gotta allow for maximum multicast traffic... So think three tuners tuned to three different multicast streams on each unit. That's 6x simultaneous HD streams into one home for two PVRS per household.


I'm using a 5 port 100mb TP Link switch to connect the TV, Home Theatre, etc to the Huawei HG659, looks like I'll need to go to Giggabit once we can get Vodafone TV. Can you say roughly how much bandwidth each stream uses?


72Mbp/s Max

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Will you have FoodTV and will it be in HD ? :)

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