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  Reply # 31878 31-Mar-2006 01:12
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craigster53:
JohnPorter:
craigster53: Odd how there is nothing about it on Optus' or Singtel's Websites when its really thier satellite...

Maybe they are busy Surprised


They put thier webmaster on satellite re-alignment duty? lol Tongue out

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  Reply # 31879 31-Mar-2006 01:13
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JohnPorter:
craigster53: Well, its almost half an hour after they said it would be fixed, poor sky people, sucks to be them right about now :S i just payed the sky bill today too...

"we hope to have it fixed by midnight" could be interpreted as really meaning "go to bed - we'll talk about it in the morning".

Not having a contingency plan would be like living in the 9th Ward of New Orleans and not having flood insurance... Frown



On that note i think i actually will go to bed, im getting bored with watching the "Signal Level: 0" on the TV lol, and theres really nothing that interests me on 1,2,3 or 4 at the mo..

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 31881 31-Mar-2006 03:06
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An article written just after the primary SCP failure in June last year:

http://unlimited.co.nz/unlimited.nsf/default/EEF33CA2B4FE56BDCC257013007BBEC9, two thirds of the way down the page.

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  Reply # 31882 31-Mar-2006 07:12
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Still offline as at 7:10 am this morning.  This is major!
Here's a little something I hacked up to keep you all amused:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=52360702

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  Reply # 31883 31-Mar-2006 08:13
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skytv.co.nz:

SOLAR ECLIPSE INTERFERES WITH SATELLITE RESTORATION

The solar eclipse that occurred around midnight last night has interfered with and set back the restoration of SKY’s digital satellite service.

The eclipse blocked sunlight to the solar cells on the satellite requiring the cells to be recharged again after the eclipse and before the process of realigning the signal with earth could continue.

The satellite signal was lost after a routine positioning procedure to the satellite by Optus.

SKY and Optus immediately put into operation their signal recovery plans.

SKY Television’s CEO, John Fellet said “Our priority has been to get the service up and running. SKY and Optus staff have worked through the night to re-power the satellite and restore a signal to SKY. It’s a delicate process and it’s still continuing.”

SKY apologises for loss of SKY satellite services resulting from an outage on the Optus B1 Satellite that provides SKY’s signal.

Mr Fellet said that he did not expect customers to pay for a service they didn’t receive and SKY will remedy this with a credit to customer accounts.




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Reply # 31885 31-Mar-2006 08:26
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Checked my SkyTV a few minutes ago and it was working again.
All the channels looked clear except for the living channel which has some kind of corruption.
Now it has stopped, no signal.

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Reply # 31889 31-Mar-2006 08:50
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Well around 0840 this morning ive managed to get Sky Digital backk here in Wellington, though it has droped signal twice, ..... lets see how long it lasts :)

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  Reply # 31892 31-Mar-2006 09:12
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Craig Sutton's website is a good source of information on all things satellite. That's where the infamous chatroom mentioned in this this thread is as well (java chat app).




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  Reply # 31909 31-Mar-2006 13:37
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Ben: Still offline as at 7:10 am this morning.  This is major!
Here's a little something I hacked up to keep you all amused:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=52360702

You made the Midday News on TV1. Congratulations!



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  Reply # 31910 31-Mar-2006 13:45
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I found the article on the front page of the Herald quite amusing


"Aucklander Bryan Krzanich said most outages were weather related and lasted only a few minutes. I can see the [Sky] tower and the Waitakere Ranges. There's definately something whierd"


The Herald obviously need to get a journalist who understands the difference between terrestrial TV and satellite tv!


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  Reply # 31911 31-Mar-2006 14:29
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JohnPorter:
You made the Midday News on TV1. Congratulations!


You're kidding!? Please tell me you're kidding?  This thing is out of hand, but I guess it's good advertising for TM :D

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Reply # 31913 31-Mar-2006 14:37

I hope they are going to fix this issue until June when the Football World Cup begins, because I will be very pissed off buying a new plasma tv and then I will not have proper tv channels!!! :)




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  Reply # 31914 31-Mar-2006 14:47
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Ben:
JohnPorter:
You made the Midday News on TV1. Congratulations!


You're kidding!? Please tell me you're kidding?  This thing is out of hand, but I guess it's good advertising for TM :D



The story has also been on the news every hour across all the Canwest radio stations - MoreFM, The Breeze and Radio Live.

Have you negotiated a cheaper sellers %? I suspect it's going to be pretty steep! :-)


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  Reply # 31915 31-Mar-2006 14:48
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Ben: Still offline as at 7:10 am this morning.  This is major!
Here's a little something I hacked up to keep you all amused:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=52360702


Listening to the radio at work and the guy is quoting all the funny questions and answers

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