SKY HD+ and DVI output.

J

JetJockey

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Hi all.

I dont suppose anybody here can answer the following questions: -

Will the new HDef box sport a DVI socket or just HDMI?

Will the HDMI socket be Ver 1.0 or 1.1? in other words, will it carry audio in addition to video?

Many thanks, Gerald. :)
 

Knyght_byte

Well-known Member
go to the What Hifi show and find out, they will have a box there...lol

personally im hoping for DVI and HDMI, but not too worried....also i dont need it to carry audio myself.......
 

Dutch

Well-known Member
The Sky HD box will have an HDMI socket - I believe version 1.0 would suffice as it will only need to carry normal stereo and DD 5.1 signals.

Steve
 

danvitale

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The SkyHD box when it comes out will output both HDMI and Component as well as normal Scart.

If you have a DVI input then you could get a a HDMI to DVI converter, however you will lose the 5.1 audio provided by the HDMI cable. You would then need additional phono cables to carry the audio channels as the DVI is video only.
 

gavan

Well-known Member
danvitale said:
The SkyHD box when it comes out will output both HDMI and Component as well as normal Scart.

If you have a DVI input then you could get a a HDMI to DVI converter, however you will lose the 5.1 audio provided by the HDMI cable. You would then need additional phono cables to carry the audio channels as the DVI is video only.
If HDCP is required by Sky (copy protection) then a DVI input might not be enough, unless it specifically supports HDCP. Could be that HDCP is enabled on a per channel or even a per-programme basis.

I know that Sky have said that even though the first-gen box will have component outputs, they may be disabled for copy protection reasons on certain programmes. HDMI (or DVI with HDCP) is the only 'sure' way to see everything.

Gav
 

Starburst

Well-known Member
You'll be able to watch all of SKY's own channels in native HD via component, other broadcasters (BBC, Discovery etc) can choose to support HD over component or stick to just HDMI. A simple HDMI to DVI cable will allow you to make use of the digital connection but the DVI input on the TV must be HDCP compliant and of course accept 50hz signals (not hjust 60hz like some do).

The SKY+ HD will have either optical or coaxial digital outputs for audio, you won't have to rely on the HDMI connection to supply the audio even if it is the 1.1 spec format.
 

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