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Sky HD - HD only?

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by richard plumb, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. richard plumb

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    I have a philips 30pf9975. State of the art for its time, but lacking DVI and HDCP.

    It does have component inputs though, so I still have my fingers crossed for Sky HD.

    However, this set doesn't support interlaced (480i/576i) over progressive. So what will happen to SD channels when using the SkyHD box? I'm assuming it'll be one box thats used for 'normal' Sky and HD. But is it likely that you'll tell the box the connection you need (i.e. 720p in my case) and it'll convert everything to that?

    It'll be useless if it outputs SD channels interlaced over component.
     
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    Not having 480i/576i over component is a bizare omission, but the AV magazines did at least pick up on this at the time.

    Still, you will be able to watch 576i RGB over scart, which will be fine.

    Nick
     
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    It's possible that the Sky HD box will have an option to upconvert 576i SD signals to 720p or 1080i. There will definitely be an RGB SCART output, so if the box doesn't upconvert you could use that to view SD channels.
     

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