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OFFLINE   MICK #41

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 03:42 PM

The iQ1.5 is capable of decoding MPEG4 and DVB-S2


Are the IQ1.5 the 480 boxes??
I have 2 IQ1's and one is a 460 and one is a 480... The 480 has HDMI, and the 460 doesn't...


Do HD subscribers on Melbourne Satellite get HD versions of all networks?


Satellite IQ2 in Melbourne doesn't have SevenHD, NineHD or OneHD (or SD for that matter) and no ABC-HD or SBS-HD...

OFFLINE   Con #42

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 01:04 PM

So what do Foxtel subscribers get for Nine in WIN Land on the east coast?
Do they get WIN or Nine from the nearest capital city?, because WIN won't want to put their channel on a rival subscription TV platform. Thanks.

OFFLINE   Smacca #43

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 03:17 PM

So what do Foxtel subscribers get for Nine in WIN Land on the east coast?
Do they get WIN or Nine from the nearest capital city?,

Simple. They get nothing.

For starters, Foxtel is only available in the 5 major cities, with exception to some areas like the Gold Coast and regional WA. The rest of the country, including nearly all WIN markets, is covered by Austar. These guys don't carry free-to-air on satellite at all. They rely on their trusty satellite+terrestrial set-top-box (aka MyStar) so viewers can watch their local free-to-airs and subscription channels on the same box, just like Foxtel viewers.

Foxtel via Satellite:
Sydney: Only ABC1/2/3, SBS 1/2, 7, 72, 9, Go, Ten
Melbourne: Only ABC1/2/3, SBS 1/2, 7, 72, 9, Go, Ten
Brisbane: Only ABC1/2/3, SBS 1/2, 7, 72, 9, Go, Ten
Adelaide: Only ABC1/2/3, SBS 1/2
Perth: Only ABC1/2/3, SBS 1/2
Regional WA/Gold Coast: Only ABC1/2/3, SBS 1/2

Foxtel via Cable:
All free-to-air channels available (incl. HD) except local D44's.

because WIN won't want to put their channel on a rival subscription TV platform. Thanks.

That was the case up until a short while ago. WIN were refusing to offer their full services on Foxtel Cable in Perth and Adelaide. However, soon after dotty arrived, they reversed that decision and now Channel 9, 9 HD and Go from WIN are available on Foxtel Cable.

As for Foxtel Satellite free-to-airs in Perth and Adelaide; Seven and Ten don't even bother with it, so it isn't just WIN.

Edited by Smacca, 19 June 2010 - 03:26 PM.


OFFLINE   Mike #44

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:35 PM

Getting Foxtel installed at new house on Monday, can we select where to put the connection okay, or does the plug have to be on certain walls? Anyone know?

Can't remember from last time.

OFFLINE   Smacca #45

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:02 PM

It does depend on the type of wall. If it's an internal double-brick wall then you have no chance. But a gyprock cavity wall either internal or external shouldn't be a problem.

Is it a satellite connection?

OFFLINE   Mike #46

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:13 PM

Yep Satellite.

OFFLINE   Smacca #47

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 01:14 AM

Yep Satellite.

Cool. If it has a cavity, the options are endless.

OFFLINE   Today/Sunrise #48

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 12:12 PM

Is there anyway of downloading programs saved on a Foxtel IQ box to DVD so I can free up space on the box? Any advice would be great.

Thanks.

OFFLINE   Mike #49

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 01:33 PM

No, I believe its copy protected.

OFFLINE   Today/Sunrise #50

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 03:48 PM

Thanks alot for letting me know.

OFFLINE   Big Dan #51

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:07 PM

Only because I couldn't find another thread for it...

The Optus Aurora tuning channel - the motel I'm staying at feeds this, Optus Business Tv and the Sky Racing channels through their internal network...

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