Sky+ HD Box with a 4k TV, should I upgrade to a Sky Q box?

GaMeFaNaTiC

Active Member
Hi all

I've recently purchased my first 4k tv and it's connected to an old Sky+HD box.

Upscaling is ok but not great, football in HD looks decent but slightly blurry. All of this stuff was obviously better on my 1080p LCD TV.

If I press the info button on my tv remote it says 1080i. Do I need to upgrade to a Sky Q box for better upscaling? Has anyone done this and noticed a difference? I'm not planning to subscribe to any UHD channels but might upgrade to Sky Q if it helps with the picture quality!
 

rs101

Member
It's probably the settings on the TV - they tend to enable all sorts of image processing, which usually makes a lot of content, especially sports, look terrible.

It's worth checking the TV section of this forum to see what settings other users have found work well.
 

GaMeFaNaTiC

Active Member
Changing the settings does help sometimes, looks different based on what I'm watching.

Did a bit of googling and people in general seem unhappy with how the sky q box upscales compared to the older sky boxes so maybe I should just stick with what I have!
 

RayP

Well-known Member
Changing the settings does help sometimes, looks different based on what I'm watching.

Did a bit of googling and people in general seem unhappy with how the sky q box upscales compared to the older sky boxes so maybe I should just stick with what I have!
I have my SkyQ box set to 1080i for all programmes except for 4K films or sport when I select the 2160p option. It’s buried way down in the menu system but it’s worth doing because if 2160p is set for all programmes the PQ is worse. My quality TV can upscale better than the Q box. PQ is fine from the Q box.
 

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