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#51 aafuss

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:25 PM

Even on Austar the Olympic channels were still up as of this morning-has Foxtel removed the channels yet?.

#52 rhysxanthis

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:59 PM

Even on Austar the Olympic channels were still up as of this morning-has Foxtel removed the channels yet?.



The channels themselves won't disappear until March 4th iirc.

#53 davmel

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:03 PM

Even on Austar the Olympic channels were still up as of this morning-has Foxtel removed the channels yet?.

As stated numerous times, Foxtel will be showing a repeat of every medal event throughout the games from now till the early hours of Thursday morning. Obviously for that to happen Foxtel can't remove the channels!

#54 laurie

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:59 PM

They have to do something with that limited 350MB drive in the IQ2 when you have events like this especially with 4 channels in HD!

cheers laurie

#55 davmel

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:08 PM

They have to do something with that limited 350MB drive in the IQ2 when you have events like this especially with 4 channels in HD!

Agreed, I filled up a 1.5TB hard drive with HD recordings of most of the events from the games so a 320GB drive where only half is available to user recordings is far from adequate.
The software feature to enable external hard drives on the IQ2 should have been released by now.

#56 johnjet

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:58 PM

I had to call Foxtel about a hard drive fault and just as I was about to hang up the man in customer service asked me if I was interested in getting the remainder of the Olympics coverage. All for the bargin price of $12.95.

God you just have to love Foxtel.

#57 BigVic

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:21 PM

Looking forward to London 2012 with 8 channels- how can I watch them all as I am spoilt with choice during the Games.

#58 justin25

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:59 PM

have they announced the pricing yet what was the pricing in pervious years

#59 wheelz

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:50 PM

have they announced the pricing yet what was the pricing in pervious years


IIRC it was $50 early bird and $80 if you booked it later.

#60 BigVic

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:13 PM

IIRC it was $50 early bird and $80 if you booked it later.


$50 for 8 channels...early bird price for the best Games coverage ever, the best money I am going to spend. I recall Vancouver was $50 and London will be the same. Will the coverage entirely be in HD and hope someone renames this thread "London 2012 on FOXTEL".

So excited for the games and once the games is over, can I view my recordings over and over again?

#61 laurie

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:06 PM

Some got it free of charge

cheers laurie

#62 johnjet

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:18 AM

From my email query to Foxtel they advised me that details of price will be released in April because quote "They are still working out the pricing structure".

#63 BribieG

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:47 AM

I've just "preregistered" on their site but no reply as yet. I don't have any sports package - just basic, docos, a movie package and HD. I take it that I can get the Olympics without having a pre-existing sports package, just pay a one -off and get the 8 HD channels as a stand alone temporary package for the duration of the broadcasting?

I don't follow sports except for Olympics, sometimes the Commonwealths and SWMBO gets into tennis now and again, but heaps of that on FTA. So if I can get the Olympics as a one-off, then that would be les nuts du duck. ;)

#64 davmel

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

Just noticed in the latest Foxtel TDT manual that Foxtel has reserved two new transponders on the Optus D3 sat for the upcoming London Olympics:
11886V @ 27800kBps symbol rate (obviously for the 8 SD olympics channels plus one more channel they'll almost certainly have for the mosaic tile channel)
11969V @ 29455kBps symbol rate (for 8 HD olympics channels).

Neither of those transponders have any active DVB transmission as yet.

All I can say is that squeezing 8 HD sports channels (with rapid motion) on a single transponder is going to look F*CKING AWFUL. High definition my ass. Look at how much people have been complaining about the quality with 7 HD channels per transponder, now Foxtel will push an all new low in HD quality.
Good luck to all you suckers that will pay a good deal of money only to be served up with pseudo HD olympics coverage!

#65 Sambo90

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:13 PM

I know this is a negative statement, but it would still look better than GEM. Nothing where it should look though.

#66 Junkyard

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:50 PM

I know this is a negative statement, but it would still look better than GEM. Nothing where it should look though.


GEM will look better, 6mbps mpeg4 will look very soft. 13mbps mpeg2 will look much sharper

#67 doodlefeatures

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:55 PM

The main thing is Fox will be showing sport, 9/Gem will be showing 'human interest' fluff

#68 Aussiedude

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:09 AM

Wow im shocked its going to be free for all sports subscribers

http://www.foxtel.co...o-sp-164180.htm

they could of made a lot of cash on this, unless the new Fox Footy was a bigger hit than they expected with new subscribers.

lol does not apply to Foxtel on Xbox or Tbox (that's because they are not even real foxtel)

#69 BigVic

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:35 AM

LOL Will Austar customers be shafted again.

I am just shocked!! Thought it will be at a cost ($70), thank god I do not have to watch the horrible FTA coverage on Channel 9.

#70 peterca

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

Good luck to all you suckers that will pay a good deal of money only to be served up with pseudo HD olympics coverage!


Us suckers don't have to pay a thing, looking forward to the Olympics in HD.

#71 wheelz

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:42 PM

Nice one fox.

#72 DansDans

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:25 PM

Us suckers don't have to pay a thing, looking forward to the Olympics in HD.


I'm pretty sure us suckers have to pay something...

#73 davidhes

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:08 PM

Wow I'm amazed by this, I was ready to hand over $50 for the games. Thanks foxtel for a change! Can't wait!

#74 miata

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:41 PM

Us suckers don't have to pay a thing, looking forward to the Olympics in HD.

Certified member of the happy suckers club here too! Now performing gentle, seated Happy Dance! :sorcerer:

#75 blairy

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:54 PM

And if teh Austar merger goes ahead Austar customers will get Olympics free as well.

http://www.theaustra...6-1226307099789

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