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Best Picture Quality - Sky or Freeview?


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like for like i.e; a strong signal, which is better or are they too close to call? i ask because i want to be able to watch certain tv shows on my 90" pj screen. so the better the signal quality the less crappy the picture, right? i am undecided on whether to get sky or freeview.:confused:

any advice welcome.


Stevenage Neil

Distinguished Member
Both being digital signals, signal strength does not come into it. You either get a picture or you don't.

Picture quality for digital signals depend on other things, bit rates, bandwidth etc, - all channel dependant. You would have to compare individual channel specifics.


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Freeview in general has better bandwidth, but lots of other things must be taken into account, poor cables between STB's and projectors/TV's. Setups not correctly done. The compromise I have come to is Freeview from the builtin tuner on the TV, so technically no losses with analogue cables and a Humax HD Freesat PVR box which connects with HDMI.

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