One HD coming to a TV near you!

H1NG0 14 January 2009 43

According to Media Spy, Southern Cross HD have pulled their fingers out and are going to broadcast Channel 10’s new One HD 24 hour sports channel due for launch in April.

This is great news for everyone who has bought HD TV’s and Set Top Boxes only to discover that the Southern Cross HD channel displays not much more than a High Definition loop.


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Furry Jesus Furry Jesus 7:22 pm 23 Mar 09

Ta.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 7:09 pm 23 Mar 09

…nutbag.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 7:09 pm 23 Mar 09

…three post…

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 7:08 pm 23 Mar 09

This is a…

Furry Jesus Furry Jesus 6:56 pm 23 Mar 09

I don’t believe I just said ‘please explain’!

Furry Jesus Furry Jesus 6:55 pm 23 Mar 09

Can somebody please explain what a three post nutbag is. I was called one recently, so I assume it’s a term of endearment.

laughtong laughtong 6:05 pm 23 Mar 09

I rang Southern Cross Ten this afternoon. As a swimming referee I am peeved about effectively not being able to see the National Swimming Championships which were used to ‘test’ the new service.
They also have the Swimming Skins and the AFL from this week that we won’t get to see much of live.

Short answer – no not here, no date for when they will make it available, no information on whether it will be available via Foxtel. Pathetic answer given the time they have had to prepare.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:25 pm 23 Mar 09

Bump … I assume there is going to be no One HD joy for Canberrans in the immediate future?

montana montana 2:32 pm 25 Feb 09

#19 posted by Holden Caulfield
(Veteran Rioter)
14:28, 14 Jan 2009
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Three post nutbag (apologies)…

“When you click on Canberra above it lists a different matrix, and, ho hum, we’re still in the regional grouping FFS. So on that evidence it looks as though One HD won’t be for us. Hope I’m wrong. :(“

i checked out the freeview website today, Canberra is listed as metropolitan BUT is the only metropolitan city to get the regional stations: win, prime and southern cross.

And i thought canberra was the capital city of Australia?

i feel for those Canberrans who fork out thousands of dollars on a new HD flat screen TV only to get home and realise they can only see mostly demo loops.

apparently the word from souther cross is they need furthur testing of the transmission of 3 distinct channels….come on you have had plenty of time to test!

i dont expect to see One HD in canberra till 2010.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:53 pm 07 Feb 09

Thanks for the updates H1NGO … can’t say I’m shocked at your latest discovery though. 🙁

H1NG0 H1NG0 7:42 pm 07 Feb 09

In another crusing blow I have found the following article http://www.cnet.com.au/tvs/0,239035250,339294814,00.htm

To quote the article:

To quote the article, “A spokesperson for Southern Cross Broadcasting, which retransmits Network Ten in rural areas, said ONE would also be coming “as is” to rural viewers but sometime later in 2009.”

Keeping in mind all the broken promises of retransmitting Ten HD and missing several announced deadlines in the past, this could potentially mean many more months of nothing but a High Definition Loop. If history tells us anything, it could be as far as 2010.

Sorry to bring you the bad news. Maybe it is time for the internet ass beating of a lifetime, an e-petition! 😉

H1NG0 H1NG0 7:24 pm 07 Feb 09

An update for all those interested, One HD is set to launch on March 26, just in time for the Melbourne Grand Prix according to a Channel Ten press release. Still no direct word from Southern Cross 10 on the status of the potential simulcast for us “regional” viewers.

powell01 powell01 2:28 pm 15 Jan 09

peterh said :

powell01 said :

SBS is decent enough to show gridiron. late at night.

Ok. Might be worth it when I am on holidays.

peterh peterh 1:29 pm 15 Jan 09

powell01 said :

If it is going to be a true live 24/7 sports channel lets see something without endless reruns of NRL\AFL\Super 14. Give us the nascar, indy car,etc. Heck, Gridiron and professional wrestling would be an improvement over the other options out there.

SBS is decent enough to show gridiron. late at night.

peterh peterh 1:24 pm 15 Jan 09

Jonathon Reynolds said :

@peterh:

peterh said :

set the STB forward one hour. I got it sorted with my tevion unit.

nope – my recorder is also Tevion – didn’t work.

set to GMT+11?

powell01 powell01 1:11 pm 15 Jan 09

If it is going to be a true live 24/7 sports channel lets see something without endless reruns of NRL\AFL\Super 14. Give us the nascar, indy car,etc. Heck, Gridiron and professional wrestling would be an improvement over the other options out there.

vauxhall vauxhall 8:00 am 15 Jan 09

johnboy said :

ABC2!

Where else do you get non-stop red-dwarf, black books, and music videos?

Isn’t ABC2 just standard definition?

Jonathon Reynolds Jonathon Reynolds 5:22 pm 14 Jan 09

@peterh:

peterh said :

set the STB forward one hour. I got it sorted with my tevion unit.

nope – my recorder is also Tevion – didn’t work.

peterh peterh 3:39 pm 14 Jan 09

Gerry-Built said :

(big nods of agreement with Holden Caulfield @#11) F1 could do with some better coverage…

nothing more frustrating that waiting for the coverage to start, having a mate from sydney call and ask “if you saw that??” when obviously, you didn’t.

peterh peterh 3:38 pm 14 Jan 09

Jonathon Reynolds said :

Slightly OT:

Has anyone else noticed that the timecode on the ABC Digital TV channels has not accounted for daylight savings? The time is picked up from the ABC signal on my set top boxes (especially most annoying on the recorder) is an hour out. There is no provision to make allowance for daylight savings in the settings menu.

jonathon, set the STB forward one hour. I got it sorted with my tevion unit.

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