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Huge Demand for Freeview in time for Olympics

Huge Demand for Freeview in time for the Beijing Olympics

With the Beijing Olympics only days away, the demand for Freeview boxes has increased dramatically from, New Zealand’s online shop for Free to air and Freeview digital equipment. The Olympics is the world's biggest television event and during August, TVNZ will bring Beijing to New Zealanders on a scale never seen before. Broadcast for the first time in high definition, live coverage of the Olympics will be available on TV ONE and TVNZ Sport Extra, Freeview’s dedicated sports channel.

Freeviewshop has experienced an incredible demand for the new HD Digital Terrestrial receivers. At the launch of the HD service many New Zealanders were hesitant to buy the receivers with little choice and what many saw as being too expensive. This hesitation has now disintegrated with the launch of the new Draco HD receiver. With stock shipments selling out in a matter of days, the demand for the Draco HD receiver has been like no other receiver available from Freeviewshop.

The demand for the Draco is not just about consumers choosing an alternative, but rather the demand for a state of the art receiver at a competitive price. From a world leader in the international market, Draco utilizes a unique Crystal Clear Engine technology that provides razor sharp images and incredible detail on High Definition to offer an impressive viewing experience.

While the Freeview HD service may not be available to all New Zealanders, the Freeview service is available to all via satellite. Even though the high definition service is not available on the satellite service, many see the advantages over the terrestrial service in terms of cheaper boxes, more channels, guaranteed reception coverage and PVR recording capabilities. This demand is fuelled with the availability of state of the art receivers like the UltraPlus with its high quality component video output. Furthermore, with satellite receivers now available that can upscale reception to 1080i, time shift and record, many New Zealanders are choosing satellite over terrestrial.

With more free to air receivers now available, and with satellite receivers from starting as low as $125, more people than ever are choosing the move to digital TV.


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