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SkyCable HD
« on: May 23, 2008 at 08:49 PM »
According to this Sky Cable will be rolling out HD services next month. Right now Magallanes is said to be the test bed for the service. Can anyone verify this claim?

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008 at 05:58 PM »
wow this is good news if this is true  :)

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008 at 08:08 PM »
cool sana magkaron na sa san juan area :)

magkano naman kaya to ... im sure dagdag bayad nanaman yan

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008 at 12:39 AM »
I'm sure they'll charge for it after all why not make money off the people who can afford expensive HDTVs?

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008 at 11:53 AM »
i don't mind paying extra for HD broadcast but not if they put so much TV advertisement  :)

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2008 at 03:07 PM »
yup and as long as maayos nila service nila and billing im okay paying kakapikon lang ksi parang lahat ng bagay pinagkakakitaan nila ... i mean its just cable TV may mga packages pa sila na nalalaman i would understand the payperview being seperated

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2008 at 03:15 PM »
Baka meron rin singil sa system (or signal)  loss??    8) ;D ;D ;D
« Last Edit: May 26, 2008 at 03:15 PM by Munskie »

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2008 at 03:53 PM »
big possibility na magkaroon nga ng singil sa system (or signal) loss, iisa ang mayari ng company ;D ;D ;D

ganda lang talaga manood ng Sports & Nat Geo na HD  ;)
« Last Edit: May 26, 2008 at 03:56 PM by vtec3 »

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2008 at 04:34 PM »
big possibility na magkaroon nga ng singil sa system (or signal) loss, iisa ang mayari ng company ;D ;D ;D

ganda lang talaga manood ng Sports & Nat Geo na HD  ;)

Yup....the best talaga pag HD.   I hope our local cable provider is looking into going HD too.

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2008 at 07:20 PM »
AFAIK maski 1 company lang magpasok ng HD sa pinas madidistribute na maski saan. parang Dream kasi yan na may satellite bawat bahay. medyo mahal lang lang kasi kelangan ng sat box for each tv. i have an uncle in the states, $200+ a month daw bayad nya for 4 sat boxes

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2008 at 07:22 PM »
Sana di presyong ginto mag pakabit... Mga Lopezes tend to charge high kung monopolize nila yung market.

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2008 at 07:10 AM »
How much are they charging for HD services?
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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2008 at 03:57 PM »
Some of the HDTV shows na nagpalaglag ng baba ko (pinulot ko na ulit)  ;D

Carrier
UFC 84
Lamborghini Factory
Megafactories - Tanks
Mythbusters
The Masters
House Season 4
CSI (NY, Vegas, Miami)
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Heroes Season
Sarah Connor Chronicles
Gossip Girl
Discovery Channel 100 Greatest Discoveries

Hopefully, magkaroon na nga ng HD service sa Philippines soonest.    Instead of catalogue high def movies, mas sulit ang high def TV kung meron kang HDTV kahit 720p lang - and the variety of contents is simply much wider.

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #13 on: Jun 08, 2008 at 05:42 PM »
So is there anybody who can confirm if this is indeed happening soon for Sky?  I tried googling this exhaustively and didn't get any hits.  Must be a soft rumor.

Anyway if you're really hot on HD broadcast, then why not try Dream?  Per TV nga lang ang bayad, but then again... if you can afford a high investment panel TV...  ;D

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #14 on: Jun 08, 2008 at 06:44 PM »
According to this Sky Cable will be rolling out HD services next month. Right now Magallanes is said to be the test bed for the service. Can anyone verify this claim?

My colleagues is staying in Magallanes area & Sky Cable service staff already went to her home. She's not really familiar with what happened but based on her description, it seems Sky Cable has installed a "Digital Set-top Box" (No HD). She can view "Info Text" on the chanels i.e. info on the programes, time/duration, etc. The drawback now is she can't use a spliter anymore for her extra TV... ;D

I doubt HD service will be provided so soon by our cable providers but if it materializes that will be indeed good news. :)
« Last Edit: Jun 15, 2008 at 12:36 PM by pchin »

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #15 on: Jun 15, 2008 at 09:03 AM »
How much is the subscription for this service?
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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #16 on: Jun 15, 2008 at 11:46 AM »
My colleagues is staying in Magallanes area & Sky Cable service staff already went to her home. She's not really familiar with what happened but based on her description, it seems Sky Cable has installed a "Digital Set-top Box". She can view "Info Text" on the chanels i.e. info on the programes, time/duration, etc. The drawback now is she can't use a spliter anymore for her extra TV... ;D

Maybe it's just digital programming sir Pchin but not yet hd.  ;D I think digital programming itself is twice clearer than regular cable programs which is not  bad.

I doubt HD service will be provided so soon by our cable

I agree.  ;D

I'm still pessimistic about this. I think our cable companies still don't have the technology to provide their subscrubers with HD programming. The question is what local channels or Asian channels are showing their programs in HD? None at this moment, right? If there is may be just a few of them. In USA, Directv in particular, they only charge their customers $9.99 extra every month for hd programming fee. So I hope that Skycable wouldn't rip their customers' pockets if they're gonna provide this service here in the Philippines.

 
« Last Edit: Jul 29, 2008 at 05:28 PM by dyerds »

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #17 on: Jul 15, 2008 at 09:59 AM »
my friend who is working at skycable said that they will launch the nat geo HD by the end of the year daw..  ;D

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #18 on: Jul 22, 2008 at 05:09 PM »
my friend who is working at skycable said that they will launch the nat geo HD by the end of the year daw..  ;D

how much kaya dagdag bayad  ;) anything additional kasi sa skycable means additional payment  ???

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #19 on: Jul 28, 2008 at 11:10 PM »
I wouldn't mind paying a premium for HD programing. If you can afford to buy a 150,000 pesos 52-inch Samsung LA52A650 then by all means you can pay more for HD cable.

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #20 on: Jul 29, 2008 at 07:49 AM »
whoa...let's see if they will really make it happen....end of the year is near na. :)
« Last Edit: Jul 29, 2008 at 09:48 AM by pchin »

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #21 on: Jul 29, 2008 at 09:38 AM »
my friend who is working at skycable said that they will launch the nat geo HD by the end of the year daw..  ;D

very interesting ... if indeed sky is going HD by year end, then we can (or should) expect some ads regarding this in a few months ....
let's just hope that the added premium will not relate to staggering subscription fees though...  :o

hmmm, why not include sports channels, too ... also, discovery channel ...  ;)
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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #22 on: Jul 29, 2008 at 10:15 AM »
Skycable installed my dighboxes in May. As per their advisory, our area (Pasay) was supposed to go digital by the end of May, and we would require the digibox to receive the signal. And yes, the pq improved. The digiboxes come free for existing subscribers, one box for every declared TV set.

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #23 on: Jul 29, 2008 at 04:21 PM »
hi, does this mean that you already have HD broadcast in your area? thanks!

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #24 on: Jul 29, 2008 at 04:58 PM »
I think it's digital cable not hd.  ;)

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #25 on: Jul 29, 2008 at 05:18 PM »
i was thinking the same  :) kaya lang yung topic kasi is Skycable HD, but i guess you are right. my bad  ;D
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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #26 on: Jul 29, 2008 at 05:38 PM »
i was thinking the same  :) kaya lang yung topic kasi is Skycable HD, but i guess you are right. my bad  ;D

2-3 years from now pa siguro tayo magkakaroon ng hd broadcast sa Pinas kasi sa Tate mga last year lang talaga nagboom hd programming nung nagmura lang talaga hdtv eventhough matagal ng meron . Directv right now is showing about 95 channels in hd, Dishnetwork about 70-80 and cable about 50. Kainggit! Kaya ngayon dl na lang muna ng mga hd sa torrent.  ;D
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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #27 on: Jul 29, 2008 at 05:52 PM »
yup i have seen HD Broadcast in the US and indeed  :o if only they will bring it here soon and sana at reasonable price  ;D

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #28 on: Aug 26, 2008 at 02:11 PM »
I was able to talk to a Skycable CSR and inquired if they have any plans of going HD. She said YES! They have plans daw to transmit HD signals for subscribers with HD capable TVs. But, it hasn't materialized yet and there's no final announcement. Pero inaayos na daw nila ngayon

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Re: Sky Cable HD?
« Reply #29 on: Aug 26, 2008 at 04:53 PM »
oh what a great news. i never thought i will experience this. hopefully sooner.  :)