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Topic # 31787 30-Mar-2009 19:37
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I have to say, I was really excited! I have been waiting months for this day!

I returned home from work and watched the news with, it has to be said, a not insubstantial feeling of nervousness about it. Just after Toni Marsh finished with the weather, and the intro to Campbell Live started, I picked up the remote and navigated to the ready-tuned channel.

The whole family were there, hanging on the moment, and we were definitely not disappointed! The rich colours, crisp sound and astoundingly good acting just floored us all - they delivered the news in ALMOST exactly the same way as the first time an hour before! I couldn't tell which was the best version.

TV3+1 - apparently, to paraphrase Browning, we have now joined the world's elite audiences; to have finally experienced what they have been getting for ages now.

What a crock of crap. I'm utterly ashamed of the wastefulness of it all.

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  Reply # 204306 30-Mar-2009 21:00
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Watching 60 minutes on it now :D



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  Reply # 204310 30-Mar-2009 21:36
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I wonder what they'll do for programs that last longer than "60 minutes"? They can't be in two places at the same time!

Ah, now there's a conspiracy theory. Imagine if they RECORDED themselves!

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  Reply # 204312 30-Mar-2009 21:42
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I wonder how the 3 news team feels about filming the news twice in one night? It must be hard work.



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  Reply # 204315 30-Mar-2009 21:55
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At least Hillary Barry would have been able to pronounce "Tsunami" correctly the second time around (reference to her falling about after saying Salami the other week)

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  Reply # 204323 30-Mar-2009 22:36
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total waste of energy if they really re-did all the news and the live stuff!
just replay them man!


imagine if and the crowd goes wild went to tv3 ... crap will definitely hit the fan everyday! twice over!




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  Reply # 204326 30-Mar-2009 22:43
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But replaying them would require some mass storage or magnetic tape type device? I don't think that such a thing exists.

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  Reply # 204328 30-Mar-2009 22:45
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Has anyone else noticed that tv3+1 isnt broadcasting in 1080i?

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  Reply # 204331 30-Mar-2009 22:55
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Yes, and AAC audio only.



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  Reply # 204340 30-Mar-2009 23:55
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The stoopid thing is that if they had put decent, low-cost content on there, with a novel, different way of advertising (ticker, interaction, etc), they could have attracted new watchers, advertisers, and turned in a tidy figure. I wonder how they're spinning the advertising pitches for their customers now - 2 for 1 deals? Primetime happens twice in one night?

Brett Impey said it was cost (verbatim!!) that made them decide on repeating the channel. Delivering this solution tells me that they aren't at all interested in delivering content or maintaining/improving market share.

They seem to be resigned to hold the #3 (true to their name) free to air network, and are happy to tell the people of NZ that sporting broadcasts, cultural events, and other local live productions, like an election or telethon (heaven forbid), that they produce, will have to fight for bandwidth with other stuff that will have to take precedence cos they paid USD for them.

Prime made themselves market share out of nothing but a couple of magazine sports shows (what were they in those days?) and news at 530 (what THE?!), and advertised other sky content.

Don't care how it is transmitted so much as what is transmitted - I sit 4m from a 32" with a sub and 2 satellite speakers (damn, wrong forum - sorry Mauricio!) and 1080i takes up way too much HDD anyway!!

But hey, I won't lose sleep. They are on Freeview, which is more than I can say for Prime, and it's "free" for me to watch. So, I'll back off, but only on the condition the newsreaders get the appropriate recognition at the Qantas Media Awards night. I'd like to see Paul Henry try to say that moustache joke twice without getting a smack from Ali.

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  Reply # 204349 31-Mar-2009 07:59
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Totally disappointing.. mind you, I knew it would be.  A utter waste of bandwidth when the majority of people have PVRs/VCRs/DVD Recorders.   Its not even worse watching when the quality isn't anywhere near the proper TV3 channel.  When I looked last night the quality actually looked worse than TV1 and TV2 on Freeview Terrestrial.

It wouldn't have taken that much effort to run a channel... TVNZ are running TVNZ6 and TVNZ7 are they not?  I'm sure they're not throwing that much money at those channels.

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  Reply # 204350 31-Mar-2009 08:17
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TV3+1.  A complete waste of time.  They would have been better putting this money into making C4 into a HD channel..




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  Reply # 204355 31-Mar-2009 09:19
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Bobby 55: Has anyone else noticed that tv3+1 isnt broadcasting in 1080i?


Fossie: Yes, and AAC audio only.


This is where it all totally falls over as now I can't watch a show on the delayed channel in HD or 5.1
So whilst yes I have the option of when I watch it, I don't if I want to watch the best quality version.

Bunch of a$$.  Who comes up with this crap?!  It's not a new channel, it's the same thing David, just delayed.

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  Reply # 204374 31-Mar-2009 11:13
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I wonder when TV3+2 will be launched, that will be really worth waiting for.





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  Reply # 204398 31-Mar-2009 12:16
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So anyone know if the epg shows up anywhere.  I could potentially be a useful channel for dealing with conflcts....only until I get some more tuners though....




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  Reply # 204418 31-Mar-2009 13:25
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RockResearch:

I wonder when TV3+2 will be launched, that will be really worth waiting for.




Yes, a 2 hour wait to be precise.



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