PQ: SKY+ v normal Sky

pwood

Well-known Member
Can anyone confirm if SKY+ has slightly better PQ as opposed to a standard box like my Sony.
 

corgi74

Active Member
I personally think the picture is a little more "computerised" through Sky +. It may be personal opinion but as you are always watching an recording there must be some degredation.
 

johndon

Active Member
No difference that I've noticed - I've got Sky+ downstairs and Sky upstairs.

As for recordings, as Sky+ records the bitstream, a recording should be identical to the original broadcast.

John
 

mwebb

Standard Member
No difference as far as I can see. I used to think Sky+ was better because no. 1 son's ordinary box had significantly worse PQ than my Sky+ set-up. I changed my mind when I gave him my old v1 Sky+ box and discovered that was just as bad on his TV. Route cause in this instance was the screwy picture settings on his TV.

Mark W.
 

Rasczak

Distinguished Member
It may be personal opinion but as you are always watching an recording there must be some degredation.
Not in the case of Sky+ - as another poster has already stated it records the bitstream (the transmitted data). This is then passed through the MPEG decoder when you play it - ergo it is exactly the same quality as if you were watching it 'live'.
 

gavan

Well-known Member
corgi74 said:
I personally think the picture is a little more "computerised" through Sky +. It may be personal opinion but as you are always watching an recording there must be some degredation.

I thought that the picture on my Sky+ box looked slightly more washed out than my old Pace Digibox when I first installed it, but a quick fiddle with the contrast/brightness on the telly soon sorted that out.

However, on the issue of degradation there will be none due to the fact that you are watching the original bitstream. That's one of the main reasons for getting a Sky+ instead of a HDD/DVD recorder hooked up to a regular digibox.

Gav
 

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