Sky HD, picture quality better then Sky SD on a 40" LCD?

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  1. Fliss M

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    Just bought a sony 40W5500 and as a result see the diminished quality of the picture.

    I was wondering is getting a Sky HD box will aid this as all? I wouldnt bother with the HD subscription (not yet neway).

    I realise there is alot of debate over the quality, but the thread I found was 3 years old, so thought I would ask again :)

    (also if anybody has any ideas how to get said box without paying the large price tag due to already being a customer, please let me know :D)
     
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    Hi new on here, cant help much on the tech side. I have sky HD already with a Hitachi 42" (early Hd ready tv and not very good standard def picture). HD is very good however and if you purchased it you should see the dif! I also want to find out about the cost of sky HD for existing customers, already posted my grievance with sky :)
     
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    Some people say the SD picture is better with the HD box, some say it's worse. I think my SD picture has improved since I got my Samsung HD box.
     
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    If you're hoping the newer HD boxes give better picture quality in SD over the old ones, or that the HDMI connection beats a SCART or component, then unfortunately (to my eyes, with my Samsung box), the answer is 'no'.

    ITV's coverage of the footy last night didn't look like Lego-vision, so *perhaps* it's a bit better, but equally ITV might have just pushed up the bandwidth to a sensible level instead...?

    The hardware looks nice though, and the bigger hard drive is a bonus when recording SD content ;) But it's not really worth spending more for, unless you get the HD content (which looks great, when it's true HD)
     
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  5. Fliss M

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    Exactly what I was after! Thanks! I may get the HD eventally, but not till the debt we have diminishes more. But least I know the pic am getting is about what I would get anyway. (and that any possible improvement isnt worth £200 plus inst. lol)
     
  6. Fliss M

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    If you go on Sky site, as an existing customer you can get the HD box for £49 if with it you get the HD package for 12 months. Buy online and you get 1 month free HD package but it also costs £30 installation.
     
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    You'll have to pay the HD sub for a year though.
     
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    itv bitrates still the lowest of the low
     

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