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Oh, I've got HD too! :)

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Can't you stick it on a fence and grow a hedge in front of it in the back garden?

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I already have Sky Sports & HD so no issue for me as to weather I would pay extra for it.

Have to say Sky do a great job on sports IMO and I tend to forget Murdoch is behind it. Having Brundle is a huge plus in my book, and I daresay the lure of doing more F1 stuff for a dedicated channel was a huge pull for him.

Plus the salary of course...

Shame they won't have The Chain - was great hearing that when F1 went back to the beeb a year or too back.

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Sadly no Virgin cable in my area. I'd love their fibre optic broadband & TV.

And I don't want a nasty black dish on the outside of my house. It would be visible from the road / pavement and just look SO council :rant:

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got virgin hd but no fi because sky are not allowing virgin to show it without sky sports package

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Well that looks ok :)

Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

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Finally got sorted for the F1 at my French place...got a Freeview decoder for the TF1 video free to air coverage, scarted to the projector, and will use the BBC Radio 5 audio for commentary! Roll on Australia.... Total cost about £15. That'll do nicely....

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Interesting with the Sky title sequence over half of the 53 secs (i.e. 30 secs) relates to F1 back in the day and about 2 sec recent F1.

Now what is that saying <_< ?

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You're just about to watch 2 hours of modern F1 racing? :lol:

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No I wont not at those prices :harhar:

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F1 Channel started today. Looks good at 1st glance.

Short extract on Emo, Lotus 72 and Chapman just finished.

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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Quick opinion whilst the F1 show is on an ad break.

Really impressed...with Brundle & Kravitz its got shades of BBC (and indeed ITV) which is no bad thing. Presenter looks okay (not sure of his name!) and on top of that Georgie Thompson (defo no bad thing!)

They have Steve Ryder as well (so even more shades of ITV) doing a series of interviews with F1 legends. Fitipaldi is at 19:00pm tonight followed by Jackie Stewart. Am gonna Sky plus those for the weekend!

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Very impressed so far.Lots of good technical stuff - Kravitz and Brundle in their element plus a few light hearted interludes. Some good historical stuff as well. Ryders Legends interviews are going to be interesting as well.

And I've just discovered they are covering the full seasons of GP2 and GP3 as well, all qualifying and racing. Cool.

As for the Lotus super slo-mo in the intro after the ad breaks. Very, very cool.

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It's on Pick TV on freeview, also dear Georgie is banned from driving for being 2x the legal limit.

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I watched the PickTV show and thankfully..... I didn't think it was as good as the last few years Beeb!

It just came over as squeaky clean, very coorperate, doubtless Bernie would approve.I'm going to miss the live coverage but I doubt I'd watch many of the features, there's only so many times you can sit through a lecture on tyre compounds and DRS.

I read a while ago there was talk of having the races live on pay per race basis via freeview, I can't see anything about that right now so perhaps it was an insurance against possible lack of take up? Either way right now there's no chemistry and I doubt that Brundle/Hill will ever be a patch of Brundle/Coulthard. I even missed Eddie Jordan!

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Don't forget Damon! Used to love it when Damon and John Watson used to do the pay per view thing back in the day (which incidentally I thought was excellent) they didn't pull their punches.

Personally, I can't stand Sky's glossy exterior and i'm concerned that their going to dumb it down.

But I too will give it some time. Nice to have a bit of skirt though......ooh can I say that?

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I always thought DH was really stiff, not as good a combo as Brundle/Coulthard. 'Glossy' is a goo description too, I found it very formulaic, I also thought the 'bit of skirt' looked like she'd be more at home on the shopping channel...

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Been good so far and as an existing HD customer it hasn't cost me a penny extra :) . The preview show was good I thought, if a bit too long. As for other stuff on the channel I have so far watched the 1988,89,90,& 91 season reviews, great nostalgia even though it charted the slow fall of Lotus from F1 greatness to also ran. The legends shows have been good. I would love Emmo's office just for the models alone, and I watched an interview show with Gary Newbon, talking to Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, and Murray Walker. Couple of nice little Lotus stories from Nige, if tinged with a little bitterness.

I have decided to watch Australia live on Sky, but i will switch off the pre & post race show if there is a 5 min ad break ever 5 mins, which is my concern if the race is ad free.

On the subject of EJ, the less of him I have to watch the better.

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