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Freeview vs Sky

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by audiop, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. audiop

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    Is the picture quality of freeview better than that given by Sky (assuming good aerial reception) ?
     
  2. Dean

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    IME yes it is.. freeview picture has a slight edge, slightly more vivid and brighter to my eyes
     
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    Tend to agree..............my picture with Freeview is first class.
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    Yes. Higher bitrate leads to less pixellation. And it's much better value.....
     
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    I've got both, and I don't think there is any difference between them at all.
     
  6. JamesL

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    Likewise I have both and find that the quality difference between BBC channels on Freeview and Sky are substantial. On Freeview the PQ of BBC1/2 is substantially clearer and totally free from artifacts (due to the higher bitrate). Naturally the quality of your Freeview box also plays a part. I use the Sony V800 which seems to be one of the better digiboxes.

    I do agree with Nick though that for non-BBC channels the PQ tends to be the same/identical between the two.
     
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    Freeview is better - however note that the people who claim this usually have top end DTTV tuners - eg Pace Twin or any Sony
     

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