Picture Quality - Freeview vs Satellite?

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  1. morb666

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    Hi,

    I've just bought myself a new Sony TV (KD-28DX51) which is being delivered tomorrow. This TV has built in Freeview, my question is: am I better off using my Sky Digi Box to watch all the free channels (as I do at the moment through RGB scart) or is there a benefit from using the built in freeview function of the TV? I know there are more free channels on the Sky Box but most are crap so my main concern is picture quality.

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    PQ is likely to be better on Freeview, assuming you have good reception and a suitable aerial. Compared to the free channels on $ky, less digital compression is used. Also, it will be more convenient, and any (slight) risk of signal degradation in the RGB cable won't exist.
     
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    Well stating the bleeding obvious, try both and see which you prefer:)

    Although to go along with the majority it's likely the DTT broadcasts have the edge due to penny pinching by the terrestrial broadcasters on Dsat plus the benefit of having the DTT tuner wired directly into the TV.
    Of course there is no reason you can not use both thus giving you the ability to record say BBC1 digital and watch BBC2 digital as well and give you the multipule BBC and ITV regions via Dsat if required.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, I'll probably end up using both as suggested and deciding which looks best.

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    Built in tuner will be better and also DTTV will be better. So winning on two fronts.

    IDTV tuners seem to be made better than the give away boxes.

    DTTV is also better than Sky
     
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    Hi,

    I've very recently got a sony TV with a built in Freeview tuner and have compared the 2 signals for a while. It seems that sky has the sound and picture edge also more programs appear to be broadcast in wide screen. there isn't really a great deal in it though.

    It is essential the you have a quality aerial fitted to get the highest quality signal
     
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    A good install be it for DTT or Dsat is indeed essential.
     
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    I've tried both, and Sky wins hands down :smashin:

    No picture breakup when a car goes past, either :rolleyes:
     

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