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#223357 25-Sep-2017 15:46
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Starts Sunday TV2 9.00pm

Was going to watch then at end of description continue next week on Duke.

Why is TVNZ moving most Scfi to Duke. Yet cop shows are a dime a dozen and all get the full treatment.

I stopped watching Agents of Shield and a few others for same reason. Realise can probably stream Duke in HD, but then no Dolby digital, Netflix seems to be the only streaming service that does DD, so I'll just have to hope it comes out on Netflix in a year or so.

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  #1872569 25-Sep-2017 15:57
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Ratings I would suppose. 




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  #1872577 25-Sep-2017 16:11
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If Scfi ratings are bad then I wish they wouldn't buy the rights at all. Let someone have it that will show it at best quality.

Also showing programs on a low quality channel is not going to help ratings, they should ditch the +1 channels and make Duke HD if it's a bandwidth problem.

I'll just have to wait for it to become available from a better content distributor, even if it's a bluray purchase.

 
 
 
 


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  #1872578 25-Sep-2017 16:18
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Duke is their young-middle aged guys channel.

 

They probably start shows on TV1/TV2 to give them max initial exposure and buy in, then shift to Duke because that matches the target demographic.

 

Free to air TV is a use it or loose it deal. If everyone watches Duke it will go HD (like Prime/Maori). If no one watches Duke, it will fold like Summit :-(




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  #1872732 25-Sep-2017 21:38
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I'll be happy if Duke folds. Then they'll have to put all programs on HD channel, or let someone else buy them.

They'll only make it HD if everyone watch's it sounds a bit strange, be like opening a store with crap products and you'll only put high quality products in if people buy the crap ones, otherwise shut up shop, strange business model!

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  #1872734 25-Sep-2017 21:46
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If the reviews are to be believed then the show is not very good and you won't want to watch it anyway :/






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  #1873013 26-Sep-2017 12:24
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The reason why people don't watch certain channels is because it's not in HD, if channels are in HD and then the shows in HD more people would be watching or recording the shows. 


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  #1873025 26-Sep-2017 12:43
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joshhill96:

 

The reason why people don't watch certain channels is because it's not in HD, if channels are in HD and then the shows in HD more people would be watching or recording the shows. 

 

 

 

 

Really? I've never chosen a show to watch based on whether it is in HD or SD. Yes, HD does offer a better picture quality, but it hasn't been the basis on what I decide to watch.


 
 
 
 




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  #1873042 26-Sep-2017 12:59
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stinger:

joshhill96:


The reason why people don't watch certain channels is because it's not in HD, if channels are in HD and then the shows in HD more people would be watching or recording the shows. 



 


Really? I've never chosen a show to watch based on whether it is in HD or SD. Yes, HD does offer a better picture quality, but it hasn't been the basis on what I decide to watch.



To me on a big screen it's like comparing a colour picture to black and white, and for action stuff DD makes a difference.

If they put something on in SD I make a note I'm interested in watching it, but will watch it later from another source where it is HD, why watch something in black and white when a colour version is available? Down grades enjoyment of watching for me.

At least we don't have colour and black and white channels I guess.

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  #1873045 26-Sep-2017 13:01
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rugrat: I'll be happy if Duke folds. Then they'll have to put all programs on HD channel, or let someone else buy them.

 

If Duke folded there'd be even less programming space available then there is now. A company like Netflix or Lightbox picking up such shows is probably the best hope.


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  #1873257 26-Sep-2017 17:56
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Duke already shows a bunch of Marvel shows, which is what Inhumans is. So I suspect that is why it is going to Duke. Perhaps starting it on 2 is a stunt to get more people watching it and then shift them to Duke to follow the show.

 

Look, at the end of the day if you want to watch the show then just watch it. If you want Duke to be HD, contact TVNZ and ask. If enough people do it, they may just get around to it sooner.


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  #1873258 26-Sep-2017 18:04
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im glad netflix picked up star trek discovery from cbs for nz, otherwise it would no doubt get the same treatment.

 

i also wouldnt watch something in SD, not something that is intended to be HD.  reality shows, who cares if theyre SD, but yeah big scifi stuff, needs to be HD.


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  #1873440 27-Sep-2017 08:55
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If I'm hooked on a show it doesn't matter if it is SD or HD - HD is nice of course, but SD will do.

 

It's like buying one brand of beer because the printing on the label is better - I'm more concerned with the taste (and effect) than the presentation.




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  #1873753 27-Sep-2017 17:20
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tripper1000:

If I'm hooked on a show it doesn't matter if it is SD or HD - HD is nice of course, but SD will do.


It's like buying one brand of beer because the printing on the label is better - I'm more concerned with the taste (and effect) than the presentation.



I don't read the label on a beer while drinking.
How ever when watching a program, I'm seeing the quality the whole time while watching.

Why even bother with making HD TV's and going onto 4K if it makes no difference to watching enjoyment.
Everyone could save themselves bunch of $.

I don't know the numbers each side but clearly some people don't care at all, so miles well buy the cheapest TV etc and for others like myself makes big difference so by having Duke on SD TVNZ is losing this part of their market.

As for contacting them to make Duke HD (someone else mentioned) the fact they're starting it on TV2 tells me they already know that it makes a difference, probably just internal political reasons Duke is not HD.

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  #1873762 27-Sep-2017 17:48
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Duke is SD because there is no available bandwidth on the TVNZ mux, that simple. TVNZ would need another mux to facilitate your request. Will have to wait for a change of modulation to DVB-T2 which could be years.





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  #1873795 27-Sep-2017 18:59
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Spyware:

Duke is SD because there is no available bandwidth on the TVNZ mux, that simple. TVNZ would need another mux to facilitate your request. Will have to wait for a change of modulation to DVB-T2 which could be years.



Drop the +1 channels? Where there's a will there's a way, they just don't see it as a priority, probably don't care.
Do programs like My Kitchen Rules get a benefit out of HD, so the other way is to move programming around,

Wiping the +1 channels means they could keep programming as it is, there's freeviw recorders now for people that wish to time shift.

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