Cable vs Sky picture quality?

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Chippy99, Sep 28, 2001.

  1. Chippy99

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    Has anyone been able to compare the two? Or has anyone here switched from cable to sky?

    Unfortunately, I am really ****ed off with Telewest - no Premier Widescreen, no digital teletext, no DD 5.1 and a crappy box that won't even work with "normal" IR remote controls. And crap customer service.

    So I want to switch to Sky with the new Sky + box. But I am worried that if I do this, I will find the picture quality is not as good.

    Currently the picture quality on my cable is excellent. I get no lockups or blackouts or pixelation etc. But apart from that, the basic quality of the picture is very very good. V. close to DVD standards.

    Any comments?

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    Chip.
     
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    I also used to be a Telewest customer and found all the problems you listed . In my opinion Sky is a much better package with superb sound and pictures . I wire the sound via a optical lead to my amp which gives very pleasing results . I can remember when the Telewest box was wired up via the composite leads , every time you switched channel there would be an eletrical crackle . The sound was OK but nothing that i would recomend . As for Sky;s picture quality again I find it very good especially when wired through the RGB capable scart on my TV . There have been some complaints that the picturs are a bit soft compaired to terestial broadcasts but personally I would watch sky any time. Why dont you pop in to Dixons/Currys and see if you can see any in store demos before making up your mind .
     
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