Has anyone gone to the Ideal Home at Earls Court to see Skys HD demo?
Any tasty nuggets of information
Any tasty nuggets of information
vgrade100 said:Hi Guys,
Went along today with my wife to get a look. I was approached by a dude who asked if I had Sky, and I asked about HD. He showed me through to the middle of the stand where a loop was being shown on one of the new Sony displays. (KDL series) Bravia?. In the loop it had the following clips.
Liverpool winning the champions league . Very good PQ
Spiderman clip. I have seen this in HD elsewhere and it was better PQ.
Under water clips of fish and coral etc. The LG HD loop in Curries/Comet (can't remember which) was miles better than this.
No information was forthcomming about what was driving the demo but i sneaked a look around the back and it was a 3 lead component connection.
First quarter 2006 was the launch date given but no pricing info given.
The PQ did not blow me away like the LG demo but the football did look good.
Aftrer the show we visited John Lewis on Oxford st as rumour had it the Sharp 65" LCD was on view. Now this did have the WOW factor. What a display. Running a demo loop with all types of programming has me transfixed for around 20 mins. The price £13500.
whys that they'd lose loads of customers if they made the box HD only without recording facilities, i'd rather be able to reccord than view HD material, if i was forced to choose.ArcticFox77 said:I'm going to the ideal homes in Glasgow this weekend, hope they have it there Although i'm not too impressed that Sky HD service is coming with sky+ What a let down
So you rather have Sky charge you £400 for a box + subs and remove the PVR functionality.ArcticFox77 said:I'm going to the ideal homes in Glasgow this weekend, hope they have it there Although i'm not too impressed that Sky HD service is coming with sky+ What a let down
ArcticFox77 said:I've heard of a lot of problems with the sky+ boxes. I've also been recommended against buying sky+ when i was first looking to get sky installed. So do you see where i'm coming from now??
kwijibo said:I went and saw it too. Quite disapointing I thought. I have seen standard DVd look better than this. (i hope) they obviously had not put much effort into getting the best picture from it.
vgrade100 said:The OP asked about Syk HD (High Definition) not SKY +
That was a terrible recommendation, Sky+ is excellent.ArcticFox77 said:I've heard of a lot of problems with the sky+ boxes. I've also been recommended against buying sky+ when i was first looking to get sky installed. So do you see where i'm coming from now??
Sky + is good - but it isn't perfect. The "it changes your life" quotes do also apply to other PVRs. Sky+ obviously offers the best picture quality solution for Sky as it doesn't require decoding and recoding, and is simple to set-up, but other PVR solutions like Tivo, Media Center, Freevo and MythTV have advantages in other areas. (30 second ad skips, wishlists, season passing, coping with +1 channels intelligently etc.)StooMonster said:That was a terrible recommendation, Sky+ is excellent.
Everyone I know who has it has said that it changes the way they view tv (for the better), and problems are no more than regular Sky/NTL/etc.; and I agree with them all.