sky not compatible

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by luv ya jen, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. luv ya jen

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    had a sky repair man in today as i had very faint lines whilst watching sky channels (sports, bravo ,channel 5) when he arrived he told me that 100hz tvs were not compatible with sky W.T.F
     
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    While it's true that 100hz TV's and those with lots of digital processing can cause picture problems when being fed a less than DVD quality digital source it's wrong to say they are not compatible.
    Many digital viewers with more modern TV's have no problems with PQ while others have seen noticeable problems mostly with artifacts and blocking which are highlighted by a second digital process added by the TV.
     
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    Like Starburst said, this is totally wrong.

    Both Sky Digital and Freeview are DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) compliant systems. Although there are many technical differences between how the two services are transmitted and received (and the levels of compression used in encoding the broadcasts), they are ultimately one and the same. You should therefore ask this 'Sky repair man' why Sony (Toshiba, etc...) bother to manufacture 100Hz TV sets (like yours) with DVB tuners built in!

    100Hz exists primarily to remove the flicker which some people are sensitive to when viewing standard 50Hz pictures. Sometimes it improves the quality of the picture, sometimes it doesn't. At the end of the day, though, it's just another type of internal picture processing and is not incompatible with anything.

    Oh, and if you ever see this guy again, you should also mention that when your Sony 36NX200 is switched to DRC 50 mode the refresh rate drops to 50Hz anyway. That should put the final nail into his coffin. :D
     
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    I switch my TV into 50Hz mode for Sky as the 100Hz processing emphasises the MPEG artifacts, especially "banding" in areas of flat colour.
     
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    !00HZ is useless for digital veiwing and for the vast majority that cant see 50Hz flicker a marketing gimmick only...
    100hz is a cheap path to booosting sales....
    Adding YUV inputs and PS scan is worthwhile but few people bother...
    PS Sky installers may be good at what they do...(drill holes in your house and point a dish at a satellite but when its comes to the business end of a box very few know what to do and even less care...

    Pro satellite installers tend to be a different breed but at the end of the day they only do it for the money, and they dont get a lot of that.
     

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