PWD8 Owners and SKY HD


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Any PWD8 owners out there made the move up to SkyHD ? :lease:

I was wondering being as the screen is SD (although a damn good one IMO :) ) if there was any noticable difference for it to be worth the upgrade ?

Also have you tried using component Vs HDMI to see the difference.


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I have. Using component cos i don't have a hdmi board. Looks awesome - better than on my dads bravia lcd. Not just my opinion either, he agreed.


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I have a PHD8 and Sky HD.

I don't regret it for a minute because the either the box electronics or the fact that its HDMI means that my SD feed which was great before is now fantastic.

Will I renew my HD subs - the jury is out.

My problem is that the SD stuff is so good that when I view HD, whilst it is better, and you get the odd WOW now and then, I usually struggle to see the difference between SD and HD.

This is a 42" panel viewed at about 12 feet.




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I have a PWD6 and changed back to Sky+....IMO the HD subs just aren't worth the extra.

The Pic is good through component though (Panasonic panels strong point), no need to worry about the HDMI input.


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Yes, I'm happy with my upgrade beacuse the SD material looks better than with my old Sky+ box and there is a bigger hard disk.

I only paid £199 for my box which as I was contemplating spending £100 for a bigger drive on my Sky+ box at the time was good value to me.

Is the HD material worth £10 - the jury is out for me. Personally, I don't see that much difference between HD and SD that I feel I must plan my viewing around the HD channels. So I could take or leave it.

When my year is up I will probably continue with the HD subscription but only because its boils down to just 33p a day rather than it being something I can't do without.



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