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Topic # 226340 2-Jan-2018 22:53
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Just saw a new season promo on TVNZ Duke saying it will go HD in mid January.

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  Reply # 1928300 2-Jan-2018 23:02
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Just in time for the Commonwealth Games in April too. Would nice to see Freeview Satellite go HD this year... Dreams are free :)

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  Reply # 1928333 3-Jan-2018 00:50
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Excellent. Lot of Sci Fi on Duke.
For sports people it'll make that better to.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1928345 3-Jan-2018 08:38
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Great news.  Now we can see the NFL and NBA in HD  plus all the SciFi stuff.





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  Reply # 1928369 3-Jan-2018 10:02
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I thought Duke was already HD if you watched it via TVNZ on-demand...


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  Reply # 1928393 3-Jan-2018 10:37
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I thought Duke was already HD if you watched it via TVNZ on-demand...

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1928437 3-Jan-2018 12:07
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Can't find any news of this on the TVNZ, Duke or Freeview websites or FB pages




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  Reply # 1928531 3-Jan-2018 17:01
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I assume this will be DVB-T only?

 

I found a story on stuff back in 2016 saying Freeview were looking into DVB-S2 so channels on Satellite can go HD, also mentioned Optus D1 was approaching end-of-life as well.


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  Reply # 1928540 3-Jan-2018 17:55
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  Reply # 1928769 4-Jan-2018 00:04
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Interesting.. They have just confirmed re: a post on Facebook Page smile


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  Reply # 1929428 4-Jan-2018 20:23
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Will need to wait official word next week when most of the TVNZ corporate are back in the office, of cause this is welcoming news to many, the content is amazing from Duke and will be a great sight seeing it in HD. The next question is Who will get HD immediate from it's launch. 


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  Reply # 1929433 4-Jan-2018 20:29
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The next question is Who will get HD immediate from it's launch. 

 

 

I imagine if you get TVNZ 1/2 HD now, you will get TVNZ Duke HD. The exception will probably be Sky TV customers. That will probably take until the end of April to organise, which just happens to be after the Commonwealth Games. Come on Sky, surprise me otherwise :P


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  Reply # 1929439 4-Jan-2018 20:45
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DjShadow:

 

I assume this will be DVB-T only?

 

I found a story on stuff back in 2016 saying Freeview were looking into DVB-S2 so channels on Satellite can go HD, also mentioned Optus D1 was approaching end-of-life as well.

 

 

Intersting as Sky's contract with Optus ends 2019?

 

Ironical if Sky, which uses 1980's tech, goes to 100% streaming like it should be in 2018, and Duke goes to 1980's satellite!


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  Reply # 1929445 4-Jan-2018 20:49
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Intersting as Sky's contract with Optus ends 2019?

 

Ironical if Sky, which uses 1980's tech, goes to 100% streaming like it should be in 2018, and Duke goes to 1980's satellite!

 

 

I saw there is 0% chance of that happening. While us city dwellers can enjoy gigabit fibre (or at least xDSL), those in rural and remote communities don't get the joys of unmetered Internet, especially those outside the RBI footprint.


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  Reply # 1929448 4-Jan-2018 20:52
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tdgeek:

 

Intersting as Sky's contract with Optus ends 2019?

 

Ironical if Sky, which uses 1980's tech, goes to 100% streaming like it should be in 2018, and Duke goes to 1980's satellite!

 

 

I saw there is 0% chance of that happening. While us city dwellers can enjoy gigabit fibre (or at least xDSL), those in rural and remote communities don't get the joys of unmetered Internet, especially those outside the RBI footprint.

 

 

I dont see the correlation.


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  Reply # 1929454 4-Jan-2018 21:00
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I dont see the correlation.

 

 

If they go 100% streaming then that would require all customers to have an unmetered (or very high data allowance) Internet connection. People in rural and remote communities don't have this, and probably never will. For example with RBI, 120GB will set you back $100. That's about 90 hours of HD streaming a month. If you have kids, you'd probably know that 3 hours per day between a family is definitely not enough :) Therefore I am going to assume that Sky will use satellites and STBs for the foreseeable future.


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