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Topic # 57399 12-Feb-2010 06:19
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Hey Sky how about getting on board and showing a couple of games in NZ?

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  Reply # 298433 12-Feb-2010 16:32
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Read the Herald today? Sky is apparently considering 3D channels to replace the four analogue channels once they're fully switched off (apparently spectrum is a "use it or lose it" deal. Sky reckon they can have 16 HD channels or 4 3D channels in that little gap).




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  Reply # 298661 13-Feb-2010 16:26
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I assume that is the UHF channels, not satellite channels ?




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  Reply # 298672 13-Feb-2010 16:50
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I really dont think sky should be allowed to continue wasting UHF broadcast space on a pay service.




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  Reply # 298732 13-Feb-2010 21:44
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Yes, they'll chomp up the UHF broadcast space for 3D channels. To correct myself though, Sky reckons they can get EIGHT 3D channels in the gap. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10625619

richms, why do you believe Sky shouldn't be allowed to use the UHF broadcast space for the pay service? They pay the government for the use of that spectrum, so why can't they use it?




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  Reply # 298893 14-Feb-2010 18:10
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Kyanar: Read the Herald today? Sky is apparently considering 3D channels to replace the four analogue channels once they're fully switched off (apparently spectrum is a "use it or lose it" deal. Sky reckon they can have 16 HD channels or 4 3D channels in that little gap).


Great! Hopefully they can do a deal with the NRL or Foxtel or whoever to get a couple of decoders into NZ as well.

Oh and GO THE WARRIORS!!

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  Reply # 298902 14-Feb-2010 18:24
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Kyanar: Read the Herald today? Sky is apparently considering 3D channels to replace the four analogue channels once they're fully switched off (apparently spectrum is a "use it or lose it" deal. Sky reckon they can have 16 HD channels or 4 3D channels in that little gap).


Great! Hopefully they can do a deal with the NRL or Foxtel or whoever to get a couple of decoders into NZ as well.

Oh and GO THE WARRIORS!!


There was talk of Sky using DVB-T on terrestrial in the late 90's. Nothing happened and this will be the same as sky aren't into any sort of technical innovation. If it did happen it will be AFTER analog shutdown in 2013 onwards. Also, the decoders for 3D don't actually exist yet, especially DVB-T or DVB-T2 3D, as the standards haven't even been defined.




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  Reply # 298908 14-Feb-2010 19:00
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kiwitrc:
Kyanar: Read the Herald today? Sky is apparently considering 3D channels to replace the four analogue channels once they're fully switched off (apparently spectrum is a "use it or lose it" deal. Sky reckon they can have 16 HD channels or 4 3D channels in that little gap).


Great! Hopefully they can do a deal with the NRL or Foxtel or whoever to get a couple of decoders into NZ as well.

Oh and GO THE WARRIORS!!


There was talk of Sky using DVB-T on terrestrial in the late 90's. Nothing happened and this will be the same as sky aren't into any sort of technical innovation. If it did happen it will be AFTER analog shutdown in 2013 onwards. Also, the decoders for 3D don't actually exist yet, especially DVB-T or DVB-T2 3D, as the standards haven't even been defined.


They must exist as 3D TV has already been broadcast. Maybe not in commercial volumes at this stage but certainly in a demo capacity.

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  Reply # 298912 14-Feb-2010 19:32
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There are no broadcast or IPTV standards for delivery of 3D TV, only HDMI 1.4 and bluray 3D standards.




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  Reply # 298924 14-Feb-2010 20:32
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Spyware: There are no broadcast or IPTV standards for delivery of 3D TV, only HDMI 1.4 and bluray 3D standards.


Not having standards doesnt mean it cant be done. http://blogs.rnw.nl/medianetwork/bskyb-to-broadcast-worlds-first-3d-football-coverage

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  Reply # 298956 14-Feb-2010 23:24
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Spyware:

There was talk of Sky using DVB-T on terrestrial in the late 90's. Nothing happened and this will be the same as sky aren't into any sort of technical innovation. If it did happen it will be AFTER analog shutdown in 2013 onwards. Also, the decoders for 3D don't actually exist yet, especially DVB-T or DVB-T2 3D, as the standards haven't even been defined.


Based on the quote "Sky 3D works with all existing Sky+HD boxes" from the RNW link, I'd imagine that a mere firmware upgrade to the MySky HDi would support 3D.  Unfortunately I don't know who manufactures the Sky+ boxes.




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  Reply # 298993 15-Feb-2010 10:02
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Kyanar: Yes, they'll chomp up the UHF broadcast space for 3D channels. To correct myself though, Sky reckons they can get EIGHT 3D channels in the gap. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10625619


richms, why do you believe Sky shouldn't be allowed to use the UHF broadcast space for the pay service? They pay the government for the use of that spectrum, so why can't they use it?


Because I can't get decent UHF reception :-(. In fact, can't get any UHF - not even Freeview UHF. Just on fringe area, but in a valley. Might have to invest in a 200ft mast ...

Though I'd be happy to go to a local theatre to watch an occasional 3D game.




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