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  Reply # 213878 10-May-2009 15:44
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It seems my neighbour is now in a discussion with our body corporate to get the 25 townhouses in our complex (currently telstra cable tv hostages at the bottom of a valley) Sky Satellite access, or a shared Freeview HD terrestrial aerial at a minimum. We shall see.

25 units full of affluent people, with big HD capable TVs who aren't willing to wait any more.

Is this, in fact, telstra's strategy? Run down the service expectations in their previously core market so they don't need to offer tv any more?

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  Reply # 213880 10-May-2009 15:49
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Customer churn is the best way of getting the message across!

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  Reply # 213883 10-May-2009 15:57
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Let's assume 25 townhouses at a MINIMUM of the $50 tv service a month - most will have sport or movies as well, but let's say 25 minimum. $15,000 a year could fall off Telstra's books if we go.

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  Reply # 216297 20-May-2009 12:37
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Its interesting the comments about the superiority of the HD signal over the Telstra digital signal and peoples motivation for moving to Sky.

I noticed a massive improvement in picture quality when I moved from Telstras analog signal to their digital signal but I cannot see any appreciable difference when I flick between the digital and Freeview terrestrial HD signal. NB Samsung 40inch six series looking at TV3 news in 1080i.

What I really want from Telstra is a Tivo type box.

But as you say, the false starts by Telstra means no one will believe them when they do announce it.


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  Reply # 216463 20-May-2009 20:52
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I'm pretty sure 3 News is shot in SD... So of course you won't see any difference.

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  Reply # 216560 21-May-2009 09:51
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D1023319: Its interesting the comments about the superiority of the HD signal over the Telstra digital signal and peoples motivation for moving to Sky.

I noticed a massive improvement in picture quality when I moved from Telstras analog signal to their digital signal but I cannot see any appreciable difference when I flick between the digital and Freeview terrestrial HD signal. NB Samsung 40inch six series looking at TV3 news in 1080i.

What I really want from Telstra is a Tivo type box.

But as you say, the false starts by Telstra means no one will believe them when they do announce it.


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You should be able to tell the difference on a 40inch TV.  Try comparing one of the HD programmes like CSI (- Miami).



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  Reply # 216615 21-May-2009 12:10
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I have looked at HD progs including the Freeview HD sample channel which had snippits from the Poseiden Adventure, etc.

I agree there is a improvement in pic quality but i just dont think its massive leap forward over telstra digital. maybe with larger screens the differences are more apparent.

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  Reply # 216623 21-May-2009 12:31
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It also depends on how far away from the TV you're sitting.  If you're really interested, there's a chart here:
 
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According to that, with a 40 inch TV if you're viewing from more than about 12 feet away, you're probably not going to be able to tell the difference between SD and HD.




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  Reply # 216792 21-May-2009 19:44
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D1023319: Its interesting the comments about the superiority of the HD signal over the Telstra digital signal and peoples motivation for moving to Sky.

I went from analog to digital on telstra not so long ago and although the picture quality is a little better its still WAY behind Freeview on DVB-T. 


Im going to drop telstra digital next week, once the Enlish football is finished, have the winter with just freeview and look at it again in August. I dont need a PVR as I have an HTPC but I do want a better quality picture.


Unless Telstra sort themselves out Ill be a Sky customer for sure.




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  Reply # 216796 21-May-2009 20:08
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martyyn:
D1023319: Its interesting the comments about the superiority of the HD signal over the Telstra digital signal and peoples motivation for moving to Sky.


I went from analog to digital on telstra not so long ago and although the picture quality is a little better its still WAY behind Freeview on DVB-T. 




Im going to drop telstra digital next week, once the Enlish football is finished, have the winter with just freeview and look at it again in August. I dont need a PVR as I have an HTPC but I do want a better quality picture.




Unless Telstra sort themselves out Ill be a Sky customer for sure.







Of course it will be behind dvb-t. And it's comparable to DVB-S (check National Geographic for about the highest bitrate channel IMO) But it far outstrips Skys quality.  Telstraclear via composite to my samsung 46" is worse than Sky to the same tv via component.




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  Reply # 216798 21-May-2009 20:32
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davidcole:
Of course it will be behind dvb-t. And it's comparable to DVB-S (check National Geographic for about the highest bitrate channel IMO) But it far outstrips Skys quality.  Telstraclear via composite to my samsung 46" is worse than Sky to the same tv via component.

I shouldve also mentioned that DVB-S is also better than Telstra digital. I honestly only have it for one thing (being the football) and I wouldnt bother at all if I could get that elsewhere.




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  Reply # 216990 22-May-2009 15:08
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After my current experiences, I've lost a bit of my loyalty for TCL. Once I have my service back up and running i'll be ditching DTV and getting MySky.

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  Reply # 219603 29-May-2009 22:32
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Yep, TCL have all but said it's not a happening thing. Adios TCL.

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  Reply # 219626 30-May-2009 00:53
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Bbb..b.b.bbut watch this space!!! In the next few months something will maybe be announced!!! TelstraClear is the best ISP in NZ!!!!

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  Reply # 219652 30-May-2009 07:07
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The difficulty is the next few months equates to a year or two in Telstra speak.

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