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HD services needed on Freeview Satellite

Started this discussion. Last reply by Acentria technlogies Jul 13. 12 Replies

Is it true that SKY has bought up the rights to HD bandwidth on Satellite, rendering it impossible for Freeview to broadcast HD to non-SKY customers?Surely it is unethical for SKY to broadcast TVNZ…Continue

Why are channels in groups?

Started this discussion. Last reply by nzdtv.com Sep 1, 2016. 11 Replies

Why are the Freeview channel frequencies in groups from a historical point of view?The question arises because of the issue with recording a programme while wanting to view another.I wondered if it…Continue

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Acentria technlogies replied to Steven Fish's discussion HD services needed on Freeview Satellite
"Not too sure if this is publicly  available, Kordia may have some information as I think they help with uplinking however the Satellite is owned by Optus Australia  so either of those two may be able to help you out Find Best Web Design…"
Jul 13
David Lipscombe replied to Steven Fish's discussion HD services needed on Freeview Satellite
"Willis there is also Prime Hd on sky"
Sep 22, 2016
willis replied to Steven Fish's discussion HD services needed on Freeview Satellite
"on 12358 6 hd channels tv 1,2,3 sm extra,trackside 2,sm greats"
Sep 21, 2016
Biggles replied to Steven Fish's discussion HD services needed on Freeview Satellite
"Yeah right! Like that's going to happen soon! They want $10 per month extra for an HD Ticket to watch their own HD channels but I believe not for the Freeview HD channels (TV1,2,3) on their platform. I just don't understand why they bother…"
Sep 21, 2016
Alan Douglas replied to Steven Fish's discussion HD services needed on Freeview Satellite
Sep 21, 2016
Biggles replied to Steven Fish's discussion HD services needed on Freeview Satellite
"Of course Sky boxes decode unencrypted signals. They are just an HD capable box (DVB S2) that tunes all signals. Only their pay to view (subscriber) channels are encrypted and they are  decoded by use of the subscribers plug in card. How do you…"
Sep 21, 2016
nzdtv.com replied to Steven Fish's discussion HD services needed on Freeview Satellite
" Sky decoders can play free to air unencrypted broadcasts. How do you think they get the freeview channels? they tune into the Freeview transponder. The issue of 1,2,3 HD being encrypted is a Sky and TVNZ and Mediaworks contract issue. I would…"
Sep 21, 2016
Alan Douglas replied to Steven Fish's discussion HD services needed on Freeview Satellite
"Wouldn't it be great if Sky could broadcast the Freeview HD channels unencrypted so those with HD capable receivers could view them. But as far as I know the Sky boxes are incapable of decoding unencrypted content so that is why they have to…"
Sep 21, 2016
nzdtv.com replied to Steven Fish's discussion Why are channels in groups?
"There is a single Channel 9 Australia feed channel which can be tuned into using a Sky TV sized dish. However it is hardly worth going to any extra trouble. There is another channel 9 group of channels which can be received on a 1.2M and larger…"
Sep 1, 2016
nzdtv.com replied to Steven Fish's discussion HD services needed on Freeview Satellite
"They pay for 7 transponders and that is what they use."
Sep 1, 2016
Josh Hill ✔️ replied to Steven Fish's discussion HD services needed on Freeview Satellite
"Not too sure if this is publicly  available, Kordia may have some information as I think they help with uplinking however the Satellite is owned by Optus Australia  so either of those two may be able to help you out Cheers, Josh"
Aug 31, 2016
Biggles replied to Steven Fish's discussion Why are channels in groups?
"Probably not. They need to be in the NZ footprint and I believe only one or two plus the occasional feed are available."
Aug 31, 2016
David Lipscombe replied to Steven Fish's discussion Why are channels in groups?
"Biggles as I have a non freeview sat box if I got another dish an set it to vertical would I be able to get all the Australian channels ?"
Aug 31, 2016
Steven Fish replied to Steven Fish's discussion Why are channels in groups?
"as for recording content thats a hardware limit of your satellite receivers tuner. You need a dual tuner minimum  Thanks to all for the replies: I have a DTVS-DSR2 whose Hard Drive corrupted. I  bought a SatBox Dual tuner to replace it.…"
Aug 31, 2016
nzdtv.com replied to Steven Fish's discussion Why are channels in groups?
"Optus D1 has the 8 Transponders on the NZ beam (H pol) there are other services using Vertical polarity that are dual beam to Australia+ New Zealand. But they are in use by existing customer and not suitable for usage by SKY or Freeview as for…"
Aug 31, 2016
Biggles replied to Steven Fish's discussion Why are channels in groups?
Aug 30, 2016

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