New Sky HD info on Digital Spy

Evil Engineer

Novice Member
Check out this article on Digital Spy:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds29403.html

It has some interesting nuggets of information like

The STB has an output option to allow you to set the output to Auto / 720p / 1080i, where the latter two force the output to be, for example, 720p - even if the source is 1080i (there will be no 576p option). If in Auto mode then a SD channel will be passed through in SD to the HDMI connection. All material will be in 50Hz, even live material from the US, which will be rate-converted and encoded in MPEG 4 by Sky before broadcast.

Will the SD via HDMI give you the option of choosing 576i or 576p?

It's unclear whether the "there will be no 576p option" bit in the above quote relates to rescaled HD channels or also applies to SD channels. We know that some HDMI ports don't like 576i and will only take 576p. At the same time anyone with an Iscan or Lumagen would just love an all-digital 576i signal to feed their scalers.
 

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