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Topic # 7308 5-Apr-2006 11:53
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Does anyone know if you will have to be connected to Telecoms network in order to use their Sky over broadband service which they are releasing soon? Or would getting a decoder be enough to get the signal and decode it?

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  Reply # 32287 5-Apr-2006 12:57
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If something is being delivered via broadband, you would need a broadband service to get it (shouldnt matter whose). Sky dont offer broadband through their satellite service (and arent planning to as far as i know).




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  Reply # 32292 5-Apr-2006 14:05
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I'm just wondering if you would need to be connected to their internet service in order to get it?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 32293 5-Apr-2006 14:05
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tonyhughes: If something is being delivered via broadband, you would need a broadband service to get it (shouldnt matter whose). Sky dont offer broadband through their satellite service (and arent planning to as far as i know).


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  Reply # 32294 5-Apr-2006 14:09
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although jumping the gun on my part. You are right, Sky isn't offering broadband through their sattelite service. Apologies to tonyhughes!

MokiaRocks - you will need Telecom's broadband service installed by the sounds of things


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  Reply # 32298 5-Apr-2006 14:14
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blahbmc: although jumping the gun on my part. You are right, Sky isn't offering broadband through their sattelite service. Apologies to tonyhughes!

MokiaRocks - you will need Telecom's broadband service installed by the sounds of things


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  Reply # 32308 5-Apr-2006 14:55
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So it could be used overseas?

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Reply # 32312 5-Apr-2006 15:04
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You would probably not be able to access it overseas because it will probably not be transported over the internet.




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  Reply # 32313 5-Apr-2006 15:05
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huh? what could be used overseas? From what the article indicates, your set top box (Sky decoder) would have a connection through your broadband provider. You would then choose to download content through your decoder via your broadband connection which would save the content to your set top box.

You're not going to be able to to do that unless you are connected to Sky's network i wouldn't have thought. So no i wouldn't imagine there would be a way of doing it from overseas.

Seems fairly self-explanatory, unless i am missing something...

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  Reply # 32322 5-Apr-2006 15:25
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I think maybe not enough of Skys intentions are public yet to really nail down what can and cant be done?




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  Reply # 32329 5-Apr-2006 16:01
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What really intrigued me about Sky's claim that you'll be able to watch stuff on your iPod was the fact that iTunes isn't yet in NZ. Sky would not be sending video clips direct to your PC as an MP4 video file to copy to your iPod as there won't be any DRM which would be vital for both copyright issues and to stop piracy of the product. The only way to get a DRM product to an iPod is to use iTunes which is not currently an option.

Considering any such linkup would be with Telecom who are a Microsoft shop it would seem quite logical that any such deal would be in a MS format rather an Apple.



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u won't need a sky decoder box. telecom has their own decoder boxes. it'll be an XTRA service. It will be available when telecom upgrade their network to 24Mbps. they are working on it. They'll have nto REMOVE the NATIONAL data caps because TV ovcer broadband will use alot more than 10GB a month. Can't wait for FREE national data.

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  Reply # 33577 21-Apr-2006 12:54
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kelly2626: u won't need a sky decoder box. telecom has their own decoder boxes. it'll be an XTRA service. It will be available when telecom upgrade their network to 24Mbps. they are working on it. They'll have nto REMOVE the NATIONAL data caps because TV ovcer broadband will use alot more than 10GB a month. Can't wait for FREE national data.


Who said anything about free national data for everybody? They can just set an option for zero rating in their billing system for fixed IP addresses which would mean that data from a certain IP range would be billed differently to your usual usage.


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  Reply # 33593 21-Apr-2006 19:02

Free national data already available with WorldxChange - tee hee...

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  Reply # 33594 21-Apr-2006 19:44
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broadbandguy: Free national data already available with WorldxChange - tee hee...


There are plenty of providers who have free national traffic but you're typically not paying "residential" rates for that. You can get a cable modem connection in Wgtn and get unlimited national traffic as well.


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Reply # 33604 21-Apr-2006 23:04

so how do you think Sky are going to provide an alternative network? Its the "non two way" satelitte thing thats got them goosed! are they simply a adsl / adsl2 reseller then?

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