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# 175512 2-Jul-2015 11:26
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With yesterday’s announcement of FreeviewPlus for Freeview| HD viewers, we have not forgotten about our satellite users. Dish TV is pleased to announce the brand new satBox S8200, New Zealand's First Satellite Recorder The S8200 is a myFreeview Satellite certified recorder. With built in Wi-Fi and internal 1 TB Hard Drive, this dual tuner receiver allows you to record programs to watch later. Record two channels while watching a third, . Features:

 

  • myFreeview Satellite Dual Tuner Recorder
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Built in 1 TB Hard Drive (approx. 500 hours recording)
  • 7 Day Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
  • Pause, Rewind & Record Live TV*
  • Record two channels at the same time, while watching a recording a third*
  • Series Linking (record an entire season)
  • Enjoy 1080p Upscaling TV
  • Watch all Freeview Satellite TV channels and Radio stations
  • Automatic Updates via Network
  • Easy to Install
  • Built-In Manual for up to date help and support.
  • Subtitles and Audio Descriptions available via a push of a button
The S8200 is now available in stores at Noel Leeming, The Warehouse, 100%, Harvey Norman and Smith City as well as our website here

Product Videos and more content will be uploaded late July/early August on our YouTube channel here


*Recording - Channel selection is limited when recording two channels, some combinations may not be available.




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  # 1335619 2-Jul-2015 11:39
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Just to clarify, this is effectively a freeview replacement for the mysky box (aside from the lack of sky channels and the addition of TVNZ ondelmand etc) and I won't need a UHF receiver on the roof?

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# 1335632 2-Jul-2015 11:56
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I have an S7090PVR. I was involved with Dish in resolving many subtitle issues. Does the S8200 do subtitles, because it is not mentioned on the Data sheet?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1335633 2-Jul-2015 11:57
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Thanks. Now all I need to do is decide whether I need sky sport or not..... 



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  # 1335642 2-Jul-2015 12:03
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SheriffNZ: Thanks. Now all I need to do is decide whether I need sky sport or not..... 


Tough decision... I hear they may offer Sky Sports channels online like FanPass?




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  # 1335643 2-Jul-2015 12:04
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Bobp: I have an S7090PVR. I was involved with Dish in resolving many subtitle issues. Does the S8200 do subtitles, because it is not mentioned on the Data sheet?


Yes Subtitles (Closed Captions) and Audio Descriptions are available through a push of a button, we have updated the release to include this.




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  # 1335663 2-Jul-2015 12:25
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Why is Choice TV on demand missing from the list? I presume Prime is missing because it is owned by Sky.



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  # 1335697 2-Jul-2015 12:41
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Bananabob: Why is Choice TV on demand missing from the list? I presume Prime is missing because it is owned by Sky.


I assume Choice TV has decided not to create a HBBTV application from launch, it's best to contact them and request an application so they can be reached alongside the FreeviewPlus and the Satbox platform.




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  # 1335699 2-Jul-2015 12:42
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Bananabob:  I presume Prime is missing because it is owned by Sky.


Prime OnDemand is fairly complex as its offered to all FTA viewers via the SKY GO platform which is currently being developed for the MySky OnDemand Upgrade, You can still catch up for free on their platform via web.




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  # 1335708 2-Jul-2015 13:12
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joshhill96:
Bananabob:  I presume Prime is missing because it is owned by Sky.


Prime OnDemand is fairly complex as its offered to all FTA viewers via the SKY GO platform which is currently being developed for the MySky OnDemand Upgrade, You can still catch up for free on their platform via web.



I have never been able to work that web platform of theirs out.

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  # 1335709 2-Jul-2015 13:13
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How reliable are it's recordings?  Will it miss the start, end, stop halfway through or try again on the +1 channels sometimes  (as Panasonic and Freeview/EPG where less than a 'perfect' signal)?

If you set a manual time to record, will it do it regardless of signal quality? I ask because we've had years of frustration with a Panasonic recorder that suffers from all of the above.

Thanks.



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ADKM: How reliable are it's recordings?  Will it miss the start, end, stop halfway through or try again on the +1 channels sometimes  (as Panasonic and Freeview/EPG where less than a 'perfect' signal)?

If you set a manual time to record, will it do it regardless of signal quality? I ask because we've had years of frustration with a Panasonic recorder that suffers from all of the above.

Thanks.


The S8200 should have no problems with recordings, we have tested this unit day in and out and are happy with it. You can adjust the recording duration. Unlike the Panasonic recorders the satBox S8200 works with a Satellite Dish, not a UHF aerial




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  # 1335734 2-Jul-2015 13:47
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OK, but if you set a recording and for some reason the signal drops out, what will it do ?

There's much of mention of Freeview, but how well specced is it for receiving other bands/satellites - any restrictions ?

The specsheet says "Enjoy 1080p Upscaling TV"
If satellite transmissions are not hiDef, is this a sort of compromise?  How's it compare?



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  # 1335775 2-Jul-2015 14:14
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ADKM: OK, but if you set a recording and for some reason the signal drops out, what will it do ?

Will have to get back to you on that, however from what I have seen the recording stops and tries to find a repeat screening/Plus 1 version however I will need to double check for you.

There's much of mention of Freeview, but how well specced is it for receiving other bands/satellites - any restrictions ?

No restrictions, you can receive other channels and satellites without any issues.

The specsheet says "Enjoy 1080p Upscaling TV"
If satellite transmissions are not hiDef, is this a sort of compromise?  How's it compare?


I have noticed a big difference from other receivers upscaling content, We have created a way to minimise the grain and pixilation from the SD feeds and refined it. Its very hard to explain however I will try and get side by side comparison pictures for you if you wish? But even for me who is fussy for HD content, the upscalling feature in this particular unit will not disappoint for the SD Freeview channels.





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  # 1335784 2-Jul-2015 14:35
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Thanks for the info...  quite tempted as old sat receiver just died yesterday! 
But a quick call around the shops you listed (in Dunedin) and no-one has any stock.

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  # 1335786 2-Jul-2015 14:37
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joshhill96:
Bananabob: Why is Choice TV on demand missing from the list? I presume Prime is missing because it is owned by Sky.


I assume Choice TV has decided not to create a HBBTV application from launch, it's best to contact them and request an application so they can be reached alongside the FreeviewPlus and the Satbox platform.


Just heard back from Choice TV

Thanks for getting in touch with your question. Plans are being made to develop our On Demand platform, and it should be HBBTV developed by the end of the year.

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