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Topic # 239732 1-Aug-2018 14:06
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From Stuff:

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/105915227/no-need-to-wait-for-freetoair-4k-television-broadcasts-says-kordia

 

State-owned company Kordia will begin the demonstration broadcasts from Auckland's Sky Tower at 1pm on Freeview channel 201


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  Reply # 2066324 1-Aug-2018 14:15
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Is that the sound of an SOE worried that Chorus might be coming to eat their lunch.....

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2066325 1-Aug-2018 14:21
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wellygary:

 

Is that the sound of an SOE worried that Chorus might be coming to eat their lunch.....

 

 

Especially when they say things like "right now using existing Digital Terrestrial Technology (DTT), which we believe is the most reliable option when delivering 4K content".

 

 

 

Sorry mate, my fibre connection is a whole lot more reliable than a shaky rod on my roof - of which we don't even have on our place!


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  Reply # 2066327 1-Aug-2018 14:27
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Looked for Trails from the top of the Skytower today. But couldn't see any!
Having just bought a UHD TV I guess it won't be compatible with any new broadcast standard.




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  Reply # 2066341 1-Aug-2018 14:43
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wellygary:

 

Is that the sound of an SOE worried that Chorus might be coming to eat their lunch.....

 

 

I don't think so. If Vodafone and Vocus get their way, customers of those ISPs won't be using Chorus UFB connections. If you are in the greater Waikato, Christchurch or Northland, Chorus isn't the default UFB provider. If you're house doesn't have a UFB connection (which still is quite a lot of urban places), no 4K love from fibre. At least for the foreseeable future, DVB-T and any potential multicast over fibre will co-exist IMO. And Chorus have not announced that they will be doing freeview over UFB, they are only doing trials at the moment.


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  Reply # 2066349 1-Aug-2018 14:56
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Dingbatt: Looked for Trails from the top of the Skytower today. But couldn't see any!
Having just bought a UHD TV I guess it won't be compatible with any new broadcast standard.

 

A lot of TV's out there already have DVB-T tuners supporting both DVB and DVB-T2 standards.

 

DVB-T2 is used in a lot of countries now and NZ was very close to actually launching with DVB-T2 when it launched Freeview|HD in 2008, and I believe would have been the first country to actually do this. The problem was a lack of STBs or hardware at the time.

 

 


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  Reply # 2066406 1-Aug-2018 16:27
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From Stuff:

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/105915227/no-need-to-wait-for-freetoair-4k-television-broadcasts-says-kordia

 

State-owned company Kordia will begin the demonstration broadcasts from Auckland's Sky Tower at 1pm on Freeview channel 201

 

 

Has the article changed? It now says:

 

 

State-owned company Kordia will began the demonstration broadcasts from its Waiatarua transmission site overlooking Auckland at 1pm on Freeview channel 201.

 

I receive the Sky Tower signal. Had a look at my tvheadend setup and the test channel is still reporting a H264 signal. Gutted if I miss out!


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  Reply # 2066407 1-Aug-2018 16:30
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FYI Article has been updated to say that it's the Waiatarua transmitter, not the Sky Tower.

 

Personally, I'd like to see the On-Demand TV Apps support the live Internet streams, as my reception is fairly crappy (in a shadow), but my fibre bandwidth is great!


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  Reply # 2066410 1-Aug-2018 16:33
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CraigHumphrey:

 

FYI Article has been updated to say that it's the Waiatarua transmitter, not the Sky Tower.

 

Personally, I'd like to see the On-Demand TV Apps support the live Internet streams, as my reception is fairly crappy (in a shadow), but my fibre bandwidth is great!

 

 

TVNZ On Demand and ThreeNow provide live streams for all their channels (not the +1 channels). TVNZ support Chromecast of these streams, Mediaworks don't.


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  Reply # 2066416 1-Aug-2018 16:50
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CraigHumphrey:

 

FYI Article has been updated to say that it's the Waiatarua transmitter, not the Sky Tower.

 

 

So JDA said no :)


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  Reply # 2066459 1-Aug-2018 17:29
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Awesome. 4K Infomercial channels. Just what we need.


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  Reply # 2066466 1-Aug-2018 17:45
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CraigHumphrey:

 

FYI Article has been updated to say that it's the Waiatarua transmitter, not the Sky Tower.

 

Personally, I'd like to see the On-Demand TV Apps support the live Internet streams, as my reception is fairly crappy (in a shadow), but my fibre bandwidth is great!

 

 

oo! the tower in my back yard!

 

 

 

yes, just what i need in my trees!

 

tinfoil hats will be out in riots 4K increases radiation!





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  Reply # 2066470 1-Aug-2018 17:59
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Definitely nothing on 201 on the Sky Tower. Boo.


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  Reply # 2066574 1-Aug-2018 20:50
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I think this is top news!





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  Reply # 2066625 1-Aug-2018 23:03
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WOW when is sky going 4K lol


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  Reply # 2066627 1-Aug-2018 23:40
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WOW when is sky going 4K lol



Seems they are 10 years behind so 2028 then. If they still exist.

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