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Best PQ - Sky, NTL or Freeview?

Discussion in 'Cable TV & Virgin Media TV' started by prusling, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. prusling

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    I have the Hitachi 32PD3000 and my experience echos that of others - that the DVD picture quality is fantastic but the (digital) TV PQ is rather disappointing. I have invested in an RGB-only Sqart so I don't think I can improve much on the connections.

    I have NTL Digital at present, but I'd definitely change if Sky or Freeview are any better, as the main use will be for family TV.

    Keen to hear your views.

    Thanks, Peter

    P.S. Roll on HD transmissions (if it ever happens...)!
     
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    Having seen both NTL and SKY, I can tell you that SKY has the better picture and sound quality.
    I also find it much easier to use than NTL.
     
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    As an NTL user, I don't agree about ease of use, but it's what you are used to I guess. However, Sky have far and away the better pic, freeview close 2nd. What about NTL add ons, do they not count? Their broadband is as good as it gets in UK, can't imagine life without it!
     
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    Thanks for your feedback.

    I'm also a long-standing NTL broadband user and consider it excellent value, but I'd look at trying to retain it with a minimal or no TV package if I could get significantly better PQ from Sky or Freeview...

    Problem is, I'm may move house in the next year, so a minimum 12 month Sky sub could be tricky. If Freeview is very close to Sky quality on a plasma, and much better than NTL, I might be tempted to go for a Nokia 221T set top box.

    Cheers, Peter
     
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    If you can wait a week or so, I'll tell you from personal experience, with freeview and plasma. But as the kit hasn't arrived yet....
     
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    I think Freeview is best but then I have a SOny IDTV and those tuners are good
     
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    I think PQ from Freeview is generally better than Sky, but the audio on Freeview really sucks - well it does on my Panny TUCT20 anyway... So dull and lifeless... Hardly any stereo/surround... Both normal terrestrial and Sky have MUCH better audio quality.

    Rob.
     
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    I have no complaints about sound on NTL, the freeview I have seen seemed OK, it shouldn't be signal dependent, maybe it's reciever dependent though.
     

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