Your forum username:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Welcome to Sky User - The Unofficial Support Forum for everything Sky! - Proudly helping over 63k members.


    Advertisement

    Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
    Results 21 to 30 of 72
    Like Tree17Likes

    Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro about to be launched?

    This is a discussion on Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro about to be launched? within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; i just want to see a free upgrade to the 10Mb up so 40/10...

    1. #21
      Laprion's Avatar
      Laprion is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: SMBT
      Broadband ISP: SBUF From 1st May
      Router: Sagem F@ST 2504n
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Apr 2011
      Posts
      224
      Thanks
      1
      Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts

      re: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro about to be launched?

      i just want to see a free upgrade to the 10Mb up so 40/10


    2. Advertisement
    3. #22
      Rygar's Avatar
      Rygar is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Aberdeen Lochnagar
      Broadband ISP: Max
      Router:
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      Jul 2007
      Posts
      20
      Thanks
      1
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      re: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro about to be launched?

      Quote Originally Posted by jdsimp1234 View Post
      80mb for home usage is practically useless...unless you set up a good business at home...
      I think this has probably been said about every major speed upgrade since the days of 300 baud. As speeds increase new technologies & new previously unimagined innovative ways of taking advantage of the increased speeds inevitably come along. I have a 10Mb connection that would have been mind blowing to me 10 years ago, now it it seems pretty sluggish in some respects.

      As for this new product if it is indeed 30/month I think Sky may have missed a trick. I think that 25 would be the sweet spot for Sky if they want to maximise uptake & profit for this service. There's just a psychological barrier to paying more than 25 for broadband these days, regardless of the speeds on offer.

    4. #23
      Scubbie's Avatar
      Scubbie is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro
      Router: Sky Hub SR101
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Location
      Near Portsmouth
      Posts
      26,836
      Thanks
      764
      Thanked 2,137 Times in 2,016 Posts

      re: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro about to be launched?

      Quote Originally Posted by Rygar View Post
      I think this has probably been said about every major speed upgrade since the days of 300 baud. As speeds increase new technologies & new previously unimagined innovative ways of taking advantage of the increased speeds inevitably come along. I have a 10Mb connection that would have been mind blowing to me 10 years ago, now it it seems pretty sluggish in some respects.
      Certainly this is very true. 10-15 years ago any homes that connected to the Internet only used one computer.

      Now many have multiple computers, Pads, phones and entertainment systems to stream who knows what in two directions if required.

      Web pages used to be simple text and pictures. Now many sites make use of add-ons such as Flashplayer.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

    5. #24
      Fibreman's Avatar
      Fibreman is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Horsham
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
      Router: D-Link DSL-2640S
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2012
      Posts
      79
      Thanks
      6
      Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

      re: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro about to be launched?

      BB bandwidth is like Motorways. The more you build them, the more they fill up.

      I would seriously love to go to South Korea for a week or so, to see what people do with their 1GB Broadband.

      The big growth areas that I envisage are:

      - 3D / 1080p streaming of films (no one is doing this yet)
      - Interactive TV program's
      - Virtual presence / conferencing (in HD, with multiple, parallel streams)

      This is my wish list. Im sure gamers will have their own plans.

    6. #25
      Scubbie's Avatar
      Scubbie is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro
      Router: Sky Hub SR101
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Location
      Near Portsmouth
      Posts
      26,836
      Thanks
      764
      Thanked 2,137 Times in 2,016 Posts

      re: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro about to be launched?

      Quote Originally Posted by Fibreman View Post
      - 3D / 1080p streaming of films (no one is doing this yet)
      They are unlikely to do so either.

      The next TV format has already been decided upon and I am sure that supporting TV sets will start landing in the high-street (or on Amazon) in 2014. This format is known as 8K, 4320p or UHDTV. It is the same level of quality found in many Cinemas.

      Obviously once people start streaming this quality FTTC & FTTP will be required in order to make streaming it possible.

      The BBC are recording much of the Olympics in this quality for "Archival" purposes.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

    7. #26
      speedyrite's Avatar
      speedyrite is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: WMDRO
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro
      Router: Sky Hub SR101 + Huawei HG612
      Sky TV: NOW TV
      Join Date
      Sep 2006
      Posts
      2,179
      Thanks
      303
      Thanked 148 Times in 142 Posts
      Blog Entries
      1

      re: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro about to be launched?

      Quote Originally Posted by Fibreman View Post
      BB bandwidth is like Motorways. The more you build them, the more they fill up.

      I would seriously love to go to South Korea for a week or so, to see what people do with their 1GB Broadband.

      The big growth areas that I envisage are:

      - 3D / 1080p streaming of films (no one is doing this yet)
      - Interactive TV program's
      - Virtual presence / conferencing (in HD, with multiple, parallel streams)

      This is my wish list. Im sure gamers will have their own plans.
      Funny you should mention South Korea, I read this recently on tbb:

      thinkbroadband :: Korea Telecom restricting Samsung Smart TV internet access

      "Net Neutrality and providers blocking or restricting speeds to certain locations has generally not impacted the average home consumer, but it seems in South Korea owners of a Samsung Smart TV may not be too happy if their connection is provided by Korea Telecom. WhatHiFi featured the news that Korea Telecom is to start restricting internet access for apps and streaming on Samsung Smart TV's.

      Apparently there is research showing that the latest generation of Smart TV is consuming five to fifteen times more data than older IPTV services. A lot of this is down to better integration of applications and the availability of high definition material, and with a TV people have a tendency to leave it running, whereas with a computer people tend to close or stop a stream when not viewing it. Some of the numbers mentioned though are hard to believe, as we would be surprised if an IPTV system could stream video that was hundreds of times lower in terms of bandwidth than the new TV's.

      It is not just Korea Telecom (KT), as the countries three main providers are looking to charge the TV makers, and LG is in talks about paying for network usage, thus is not going to be blocked at this time. This may set a precedent that other providers around the world will consider exploiting, though providers can reduce their costs by ensuring content delivery platforms are embedded deep in their network, rather than consuming lots of peering capacity.

      South Korea is often trumpeted as the place to be for broadband, but these issues around Net Neutrality reflect that perhaps when it comes to actual services across the delivery platform that things may be less advanced than the UK. The 1 Gbps full fibre services form a WDM-PON trial in Greater Seoul at this time, but according to a blog is KT losing on its own IPTV service, and is not looking at expanding the Gigabit coverage."
      ++ speedyrite ... is powered by Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro ++ is a networks & broadband specialist
      ++ recommends NOW TV - streaming is the future of tv ++
      ++ My blog ++

    8. #27
      Scubbie's Avatar
      Scubbie is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro
      Router: Sky Hub SR101
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Location
      Near Portsmouth
      Posts
      26,836
      Thanks
      764
      Thanked 2,137 Times in 2,016 Posts

      re: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro about to be launched?

      I recall seeing the article about Samsung TVs and Korea when it was published.

      It say a lot for how easy it is to navigate to the applications an stream video content over the Internet now as well. People are enjoying the flexibility to be able to choose what they would like to see and when. No more does the whole nation sit down and watch The Morecombe and Wise show all at the same time, for example.

      If we were to all say what we watched last night, I know that there would be a wide range of answers.

      As consumers we are enjoying more choice. Fibre broadband will help to make this choice even more readily available to more people than ever before.

      Will some UK ISPs copy the Korean ISP and restrict particular services to a single brand? This would be seen as anti-competitive and the ISP would very likely find themselves facing bankruptcy from the ensuing court case.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

    9. #28
      Fibreman's Avatar
      Fibreman is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Horsham
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
      Router: D-Link DSL-2640S
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2012
      Posts
      79
      Thanks
      6
      Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

      re: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro about to be launched?

      I've actually got a Samsung smart TV. (2011 model) myself. However, I normally use my Apple TV to stream from Netflix rather than the Samsung, Netflix app. The Samsung app has a poor UI and is much slower than the Apple TV app.

      I also prefer to keep the computer HW separate from the screen, as the screen is costly and shouldn't need updating as often as the processor.

      I did hear about UHDTV. I do however wonder if it's going to be a noticeable improvement to the human eye. Certainly, 1080 HD is noticeably better than 720. I hope I won't soon find myself wanting another telly! Mmmmmm

    10. #29
      Scubbie's Avatar
      Scubbie is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro
      Router: Sky Hub SR101
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Location
      Near Portsmouth
      Posts
      26,836
      Thanks
      764
      Thanked 2,137 Times in 2,016 Posts

      re: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro about to be launched?

      I've just spotted an article on the UHDTV TVs. Apparently it is predicted that broadcasts will start is 2020, so we have a few years to start saving up for them.

      Japan is to do some test transmissions in 2016 at their Olympics.

      Sharp 4320p Hi-Vision Television | Solidly Stated



      I guess the real fun is going to be around the screen size. All the TVs I've seen so far are greater than 60". Also there have been enough comments by various presenters who have commented about having to make more of an effort to polish up their looks as HD TV shows up all the wrinkles.

      For those interested in HD capacity and broadband speed issue, you could be talking about a single film taking up 500GB.

      It also may make watching SD TV something less than desirable.

      Anyone want to see Brucey on an 85" UHDTV in 2020?

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

    11. #30
      andrewjr's Avatar
      andrewjr is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: NDSIT
      Broadband ISP: Plusnet
      Router: Netgear R7000 Nighthawk
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Sep 2006
      Posts
      1,225
      Thanks
      27
      Thanked 138 Times in 106 Posts
      To be honest I can't tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on my 40" Sony Bravia let alone 8k!!!

      I am and have been holding off buying a new TV but can't justify spending upwards of 2700 for a 65" Sony 3DTV. (I want to stick with Sony for Bravia sync and the 2 that I have had give a brilliant picture and the Sony 3DTVs use active 3D which, IMO gives better depth an 3D experience at home)

     

     
    Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    SkyUser - Copyright © 2006-2014. SatDish and NewsreadeR | SkyUser is in no way affiliated with Sky Broadband / BSkyB
    RIPA NOTICE: NO CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR INTERCEPTION OF PAGE TRANSMISSION | SEO by vBSEO