If this article is to be believed it might finally be happening. Fingers crossed.
garvani: The thing is......... If your in a dvb-t area chances are you can get prime on uhf anyway.. what about the rest of the country that cant get it at all!?? dvb-s is the logical choice.. get more people onto prime, instead of giving people who can get it anyway a clearer picture.. i never understand the logic behin these companys, but as with everything we who don't live in a main centre will most likely get shafted again..
butlerboy: If this article is to be believed it might finally be happening. Fingers crossed.
nate:butlerboy: If this article is to be believed it might finally be happening. Fingers crossed.
Allow me to play devil's advocate here, and it's been discussed before (Prime getting onto Freeview), so why is it so important that Prime gets onto Freeview?
/doesn't watch much tv.
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RustyGonad: You could assume based on the article, they are talking about DVB-T - the reasoning being Sky/Prime don't need Kordia's input to make Prime FTA over DVB-S, they could simply broadcast the Prime signal unencrypted.
Reading into the article - the main stumbling block is still the transmission costs from Kordia - funny that, same as it has always been... Kordia still don't want to cut their prices - cause then everyone will want them... Gotta love the mentality of government owned monopolies...
As for the dual box issue - I don't believe Freeview/Kordia/TVNZ have ever cared about that in the first place. If they had designed the network for the consumers we wouldn't be in a situation where we have one lot of channels over DVB-S and a different set on terrestial, and a HD network that only some of the country can access.
nate: Allow me to play devil's advocate here, and it's been discussed before (Prime getting onto Freeview), so why is it so important that Prime gets onto Freeview?
/doesn't watch much tv.
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JKRNZ: Nate - The key reasons to have Prime on Freeview HD (dvb-t) are seeing all the detail in 16:9 (not the cut down 4:3 version) and the digital quality.