Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by ubot, Sep 12, 2007.
Better pic quality on SD Tv With Sky HD Simple YES Or NO
Yes and NO
You don't really expect it to be that simple really.
Does the SD telly have a digital input?
If not then it's analogue RGB scart so no real difference for the hundreds of SD channels however the HD channels should produce a better picture than their SD counterparts as they are broadcast at a higher quality to begin with and downscale fairly well.
Simple answer, Yes
SD picture quality on our old Pace box (not even Sky+) looks great on our Panasonic 42px70 (via RGB scart). I'd be very surprised if SD on the HD box was any better.
well if you get an HD box you wil be surprised
Before anyone mentioned it, when I first changed to HD I noticed an improvement in SD channel picture quality.
BBC seems to have very good SD quality. The diff between SKY movies HD amd SD is very noticable (depending on film). Some of the HD stuff on the BBC has been comparible to to the SD stuff tho with the exception of the footy and both have looked very good.
Some low bitrate channels are just as [email protected] tho.
EDIT: Guess that would class as a YES
It seems to depend on the channel/show. If your not after HD then don't bother, any difference is marginal.
If you are only after SD then you will get a much better improvement by investing in a scaler.
depends on channel, but generally, SD pictures are alot better.
Yes (via HDMI)
Yes via HDMI
Yes via HDMI.
Good components - hence the £300 price tag.
As the saying goes - you pay for what you get.
Yes (I think!).
Yes, better via HDMI
But does HDMI offer better picture quality compared to Component?.
I read somewhere in this forum that it doesn't.
Yes, though some channels better than others. Not sure if the overall improvement is due to the HDMI connection, or just better internal processing.
HD channels lovely - but SD stuff on old box was better.
Well possibly on some of the lower bitrate SD channels i say its worse on the HD box but on the higher bitrate SD channels its about same/better.
However i did jump up to a 50" widescreen from a smaller TV so knowing that its not an ideal comparison if i had compared SD on HD box through my old TV i used to base these findings on.
I will never know now...
I don't really see any different between HDMI & component...
I see a fraction(small) more depth in pictures on HDMI....
although I think component is smoother, must be an analogue thing...
I'm really splitting hairs btw.
Yes to the OP's question btw.
I've also read this, and attributed to the fact that the deinterlacing in the HD box is not great and won't allow you to output an interlaced signal for SD over HDMI, only component.
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