Hi-Def Sky SDI?

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  1. binbag

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    As I understand it, the V1 digibox SDI mod taps into the digital signal before the rest of the box has any dealings with it.

    Does this mean that if Sky simply upgrade the signal to carry HD that the current (or a future) SDI mod could export that signal too?

    I realise this is totally theoretical until the HD Sky setup is rolled out, but whaddya reckon?
     
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    No.

    The SDI mods on the original units extract the MPEG decoded signal and send it out. The current boxes will not work with the new HD format and it's likely that the design of the decoding IC in the new boxes will be such that there will be no way to access the digital content....if there was you'd want HD-SDI capability...not SDI.

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    And even if the Sky HDTV box were to be modded or the stream accessed, I am sure the "protected content" bit will be set where applicable (i.e. HDCP).

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     

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