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50Hz/60Hz question from beginner

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by barongreenback, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. barongreenback

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    What difference does having one frequency over the other matter when receiving Sky's HD service? Can a 60Hz TV not receive Sky HD broadcasts?

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  2. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    What's a 60Hz tv?

    Being able to recieve SKYHD a device will have to be able to accept an incoming 50Hz signal at either 720P or 1080i...probably by HDMI and probably with HDCP encryption. That doesn't mean to say it has to display the signal at those refresh rates and resolutions. It's quite likely that a display capable of accepting those resolutions will actually rescale them and quite possibly also do frame rate conversion on them.

    Hope this is a little use. If you have a specific device in mind let us know and we might be able to check the spec as it were.

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  3. beeblebrox12

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    Almost certainly a US HD TV set will not work with Sky HD.
     

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