You can chose to output SD programming through HDMI at 560p (using the automatic setting), 720p or 1080i with or without a HD subscription .marvelous thanks
is that dependand on having an HD subscription or will it upscale all content regardless?
Set it to Automatic - it then outputs the resolution that the source material is in. So, 1080i for high definition broadcasts, 576p for standard definition broadcasts. It also means that SD broadcasts will (or at least should, depending upon your television) retain the correct aspect ratio as well, as the TV is not fooled into thinking it is receiving a high defintion broadcast and therefore must be anamorphically decompressed putting it into fattyvision.Using HDMI, can you set the box to output 500 whatever linesf or SD material (therefore allowing teh tv to do scaling) but output 1080i for HD material??
or do you have to choose the one setting which i assume would be 1080i??
Maybe not - but that still doesn't mean that the Sky HD box will be better.however since there is a noticeable difference between SD DVD signals sent to the TV via either my bluray or HDDVD deck (neither of which were more than £250) and the same discs upscaled by the respective decks to 1080i I'm guessing my TV isn't doing so great a job?