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Topic # 185199 13-Nov-2015 14:50
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Throng reports that Sky has announced that Prime tv will go HD in the first quarter of 2016 (though the article also states "Last year at the same event, there was a suggestion that the move to HD for Prime was imminent.)

Also, no details about whether this will be available on Sky only or Freeview HD - imagine Freeview satellite will be SD forever.




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  Reply # 1427617 13-Nov-2015 15:30
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i'm talking with Freeview at the moment, they are still waiting from SKY whether it will be FTA HD, However the HD is confirmed for at least SKY basic customers like they do with TV1, 2 and TV3. so expect an annoucement from their Facebook Pages, and you will also hear here on GZ too.

Good content, and that means Free Sport in HD too http://pages.skytv.co.nz/channels/prime-2016




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  Reply # 1427875 14-Nov-2015 09:02
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I suspect that it will be only on Sky's platform only .  Hope I'm wrong and it OTA as well..




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  Reply # 1427916 14-Nov-2015 10:26
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This must be a bit of a commercial conundrum for Sky - could they slightly reduce their subscriber bleed by offering Prime HD only to paying customers? I suspect not.

Does Kordia's MUX have enough available bandwidth to allow Prime to broadcast terrestrial HD?

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  Reply # 1427917 14-Nov-2015 10:32
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Kordia2/WTV mux has ample spare bandwidth, costs more money of course.




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  Reply # 1427919 14-Nov-2015 10:39
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5 years too late really. Lack of HD Doctor who has driven me to other sources. What will they do to try to win me back? Probably nothing.




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  Reply # 1428012 14-Nov-2015 15:09
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Just use TVNZ's bandwidth instead. For the amount of HD programming on TV1/TV2 they might as well not bother and give up their bandwidth to somebody who would actually use it.

No real point in touting hot off the satellite, the same day in the US and then show it in SD. I can get the same show hot off the internet and it's in HD plus at the right frame rate to boot - none of this nonsense speed up to cater for our 50Hz systems.




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  Reply # 1428014 14-Nov-2015 15:14
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Totally off topic but One, 2 transmit using 1080i irrespective of the resolution of the source material so the average playout bandwidth is not much different be it an SD or HD programme.




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  Reply # 1428159 14-Nov-2015 20:40
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I suggest contacting Prime to request HD on Freeview  DTT, more demand the better. They would love to hear from you.
https://skytv.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/690

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  Reply # 1428191 14-Nov-2015 22:50
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More sport and HD.

Just in time for....


oh yes. Rio Olympics 2016 where some of the sport percentage probably needs to be HD and or FTA :)

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  Reply # 1450177 14-Dec-2015 14:59
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Prime HD has booted up on Optus D1 for SKY customers,

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joshhill96: I suggest contacting Prime to request HD on Freeview  DTT, more demand the better. They would love to hear from you.
https://skytv.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/690


I sense a bit of sarcasm with the last sentance. It would be news if they were announcing 4k. HD is so last decade. They must be losing viewrs on prime simply because it is still in SD, and you can watch programs like the Tonight show free in HD online. If I was an advertiser, I wouldn't be happy my ads were only in SD.

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  Reply # 1450193 14-Dec-2015 15:21
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Any word on if there is proper sound to go with the 5.1 yet? Would be nice to see the conforming to 50FPS die as well.




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  Reply # 1450225 14-Dec-2015 16:25
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joshhill96: Prime HD has booted up on Optus D1 for SKY customers,


Wonder if they will do it over the air as well or will it be Sky only HD..




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  Reply # 1450245 14-Dec-2015 16:52
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joshhill96: Prime HD has booted up on Optus D1 for SKY customers,

 


Do you know the transponder details etc for it?




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  Reply # 1450279 14-Dec-2015 18:17
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It has been listed on D1 since last week. No EPG so its probably not even active as yet.



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