Sky HD - 480p/60

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by chedmaster, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. chedmaster

    chedmaster
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,661
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Ratings:
    +28
    Is there any chance the Sky HD box will output 480p/60? I know its a long shot but worth a try :)
     
  2. mark800

    mark800
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Messages:
    4,351
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Location:
    Huntingdon
    Ratings:
    +2,240
    Nope - all in 50Hz I'm afraid at 576p, 720p or 1080i.
     
  3. RobbieTT

    RobbieTT
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    398
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +6
    I thought 576i was on the cards too?
     
  4. ollie501

    ollie501
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2003
    Messages:
    1,007
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Dorset, UK
    Ratings:
    +25
    Can you clarify what 480p/60 is like by comparison to the other formats? I'm still very new to all this hi-def lark.
     
  5. chedmaster

    chedmaster
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,661
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Ratings:
    +28
    Its fantastic. I would call it twice as good as SD, closer to "true" HD (i.e. 720p/1080i) than it is to standard SD.

    This is based on HD demoes, run from Media Center to Xbox 360, which then downscales to 480p/60 and outputs via component.

    I haven't seen 576p/50 native (only on 480p plasma), but I imagine the Toshiba xxZP38/48s will outperform most 768p LCDs in SKY HD land.
     
  6. mark800

    mark800
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Messages:
    4,351
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Location:
    Huntingdon
    Ratings:
    +2,240
    Sorry, I meant to type 576i - my mistake! :(
     
  7. mark800

    mark800
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Messages:
    4,351
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Location:
    Huntingdon
    Ratings:
    +2,240
    480 line resolution is what you get from US DVDs. The resolution is not as good as you will get from PAL DVDs (576 lines).
     
  8. Pebb

    Pebb
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Messages:
    13,152
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Eastleigh
    Ratings:
    +829
    480p is mostly SD, which is so old looking on my HDTV lol.
     
  9. chedmaster

    chedmaster
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,661
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Ratings:
    +28
    Thats a nice constructive post :boring:

    480p is not SD, it is classed as ED (enhanced def.) mainly, and HD by the Xbox 360.

    Also DVDs are in SD interlaced format (although some clever and expensive scalers can recreate progressive frames from it). That means they are 576i or 480i, very different to true (/downscaled) 480p/576p.
     
  10. choddo2006

    choddo2006
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Messages:
    8,528
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +542
    Is that a 576 line LCD then?
     
  11. Pebb

    Pebb
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Messages:
    13,152
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Eastleigh
    Ratings:
    +829
    I,m just glad i can run 1080i on my TV.
     
  12. choddo2006

    choddo2006
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Messages:
    8,528
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +542
    What TV is that then?
     
  13. chedmaster

    chedmaster
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,661
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Ratings:
    +28
    No, a progressive scan CRT.
     
  14. choddo2006

    choddo2006
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Messages:
    8,528
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +542
    Oh I see, then I fully expect it (and the Panasonic) will massively outperform any LCDs although 720p might spice things up a bit
     

Share This Page

Loading...