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How to improve SD PQ from Amstrad HD box

Discussion in 'Sky, Sky+, Sky HD & Sky 3D' started by FQ400, May 14, 2010.

  1. FQ400

    FQ400 Member

    May 14, 2010
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    First off I will list my AV set up as it's relevant to my question..

    TV Panasonic TX-P42V10

    SKY HD Amstrad DRX 780

    AV Receiver Onkyo TX-SR607

    I would like to know if there is anyway I can improve the SD PQ from the HD box?

    At the moment I have RGB enabled in the Sky box and a high quality QED scart to the TV

    I have Freeview and Freesat enabled with a 3rd cable off the Sky dish and an Ariel on the roof.

    The SD PQ off the Sky box through the scart is the same as the freesat and freeview. SD over HDMI is the usual problem with the HD box.

    I thought about sourcing a Thompson box and having it re-conditioned. Could I then do component to the Onkyo ( would this improve anything? ) and then HDMI or component to the Panny?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Avi

    Avi Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2004
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    Component output from Thomson box appears to be derived from same digital output as HDMI but channeled via a DAC. The 576i appears to be screwed via component or HDMI on this box which causes problems with down stream deinterlacing. It may be due to the Broadcom SOC generating 576i by way of a signal it has already deinteralced to 576p.


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