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  Reply # 195548 12-Feb-2009 14:40
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sbiddle: As for the UHF situation I'm not interested in watching a grainy 4:3 centrecut feed on analogue and losing 1/3 of the picture.

Not to be picky (well, maybe...) but a 4:3 centrecut feed only loses 1/4 of the 16:9 picture doesn't it?  How do you figure 1/3?

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  Reply # 195550 12-Feb-2009 15:04
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Sky is definitely only available on digital as a new subscription now. 

Prime is free to air in most of the county as if you can't get it via uhf they will sell you (free?!) a decoder and dish install for $100-$150 I think it was, which decodes Prime only of the sky sat feed.
As I understood it, Sky gets the rights to events only if there is a free to air replay (usually delayed coverage, or same start but with ad's), which naturally they put on Prime. 

I would have thought the government would intervene with some requirement that the replay had to be on the freeview platform and I think that was essentially the outcome recommendation of that broadcasting review a while back.  Wouldn't expect it anytime soon though as prime does cover their free to air base unfortunately.

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