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#51 ozboy

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 05:41 PM

Check my message above, the channels are there

I got an email from Optus mid-week saying it wasn't yet available

#52 mgaleano

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 09:56 PM

I got an email from Optus mid-week saying it wasn't yet available

Can they sell the "new" optus over the "telstra/foxtel" cable , or satellite ? Or is it only in Optus cabled areas?

#53 Zelig96

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 11:15 PM

Anyone got HD on Optus Cable in Sydney yet ?

I am interested to know which FTA channels you get.

Specifically, do you get ONE HD (or even a non-HD version of ONE) ?

I don't get ONE HD on Foxtel Satellite and with the F1 season up and running again, I am interested in going back to Optus Cable, but would hate to do so and find out I still can't watch the F1.

Edited by Zelig96, 30 March 2011 - 11:16 PM.


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Posted 05 April 2011 - 02:56 PM

Anyone got HD on Optus Cable in Sydney yet ?

I am interested to know which FTA channels you get.

Specifically, do you get ONE HD (or even a non-HD version of ONE) ?

I don't get ONE HD on Foxtel Satellite and with the F1 season up and running again, I am interested in going back to Optus Cable, but would hate to do so and find out I still can't watch the F1.


Yep, have had IQhd from Optus on cable for 2 weeks now.
Cable delivers FTA SD channels, but I haven't noticed ONE sd, definitely don't get any HD FTA channels.

Graeme

Edited by graemecreech, 05 April 2011 - 02:58 PM.


#55 Zelig96

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:06 PM

Yep, have had IQhd from Optus on cable for 2 weeks now.
Cable delivers FTA SD channels, but I haven't noticed ONE sd, definitely don't get any HD FTA channels.



Thanks for the reply.

I want ONE HD to watch the F1 live. If Optus don't have it (HD or SD) then I might as well stick with Foxtel Satellite.

#56 mgaleano

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 05:27 PM

I am getting the typical issues with IQ with it crashing etc.

had a tech come out. He said, it is quite normal for this to happen once the disk gets full.

He mentioned soon in 1.5 months there will be IQ (1.5) coming out. Anyone heard anything? It should fix this problems.

#57 cnrmlj

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 11:00 PM

Specifically, do you get ONE HD (or even a non-HD version of ONE) ?


There hasn't been a non HD version of One since before Eleven started on the 11th of January this year.

#58 BamBBBam

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:17 PM

He mentioned soon in 1.5 months there will be IQ (1.5) coming out. Anyone heard anything? It should fix this problems.


There already is an "IQ 1.5" - it is like the IQ1 but with HDMI capability. Sure he didn't mean the newest IQHD?

#59 CameronH

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 03:25 PM

Can I get this in austar regions?

#60 Zelig96

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 09:22 PM

There hasn't been a non HD version of One since before Eleven started on the 11th of January this year.


Thanks for the info.

If OneHD is not coming through the Optus Cable either, then I might as well stick with Foxtel Satellite.

At least if I ring them and tell them I want to disconnect, I can negotiate a decent deal.

Edited by Zelig96, 20 April 2011 - 09:23 PM.


#61 ozboy

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:50 AM

Thanks for the info.

If OneHD is not coming through the Optus Cable either, then I might as well stick with Foxtel Satellite.

At least if I ring them and tell them I want to disconnect, I can negotiate a decent deal.

Yep. Foxtel was willing to drop my $52/month basic package with HD down to $31/month for 4 months

#62 Zelig96

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:45 PM

Yep. Foxtel was willing to drop my $52/month basic package with HD down to $31/month for 4 months



Just got Foxtel to install a 2nd IQHD box in the Bedroom for Free and their SportsHD package (all channels bar movies) for $82/mth + $10/mth for 2nd IQHD box. 3 month deal, no contract.

Will see what I can get in 3 months time.

#63 lonewolf

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 03:17 PM

Yep, have had IQhd from Optus on cable for 2 weeks now.
Cable delivers FTA SD channels, but I haven't noticed ONE sd, definitely don't get any HD FTA channels.

Graeme


Sounds like what Optus is is a rebroadcast of Foxtel Satellite. As in they probably receive the channels via Foxtel Satellite then rebroadcast them? Otherwise they should be able to give all the FTA HD channels over HD just like Foxtel cable does. Shame because i might as well stick with my Foxtel Satellite then....

#64 nodromer

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 10:30 AM

As usual not the full service just like SD channels took 6 months or longer to get on Optus

#65 mgaleano

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:40 PM

As usual not the full service just like SD channels took 6 months or longer to get on Optus

Is optus TVgoing over the foxtel cable now? My parents got a call asking if they want to connect. They only have foxtel cable there not optus cable (all underground).

#66 Gunners77

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:00 PM

Any update on HD content from Optus?

#67 SheikYerbouti

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:25 AM

Having bought a new plasma, and being frustrated at Foxtel via Optus only having analogue Scart-> Component connection (resulting in the blue channel selector screen being a bit blurred with artifacts around the letters), does anyone have any negotiating tips in order to get a basic IQ without having to pay them for it? I have had mobile/home phone/broadband/tv through the cable for 6 yrs at this address and feel ripped off if they now want me to pay just to get an HDMI connection and use their service more (if it goes well i might even upgrade to HD channels).
I can't get through to sales ATM so wondering if you guys had any stories of good/bad luck?