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Sky+ on LCD Picture Quality

bwfc0907

Active Member
Whats Sky+ like on an LCD TV. I believe the picture isn't great if you are on top of it otherwise its just as good as CRT from 2 metres plus away. Is that correct. I'm a football and movies fan.

Is it also a good picture on a second feed from the RF2 outlet?

I'm thinking of a Samsung 26".

Thanks in advance.
 

BlueAstra

Standard Member
I have sky+ on a philips 32pf9986. The major channels (sky1, bbc, etc) can be variable, but the pixel plus on the philips makes them pretty sharp. Other channels can be quite bad, but a lot seems to depend on the source material that they use. BBC is interesting, normally very good but sometimes very bad eg when regional stuff is shown. I think today's LCDs really show up the quality of the source material without mercy. Roll on HD.
 
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Vallyboy

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bwfc0907 said:
Whats Sky+ like on an LCD TV. I believe the picture isn't great if you are on top of it otherwise its just as good as CRT from 2 metres plus away. Is that correct. I'm a football and movies fan.

Is it also a good picture on a second feed from the RF2 outlet?

I'm thinking of a Samsung 26".

Thanks in advance.
I have the Sammy 32" with the standard Sky box. From 2 metres it is clear as a bell, sharp and colourful. Not a hint of any trails or some such.

Viewing distance is important as only HD can look good at fairly close range. Most sets are a necessary compromise, and I feel the Sammy does it well.

Have an issue with RGB on Scart 1 (think it is the Sky box, mentioned in a thread about vertical lines) so set to PAL and picture is fine, so I have little doubt that Scart 2 is ok, but have not needed it yet.
 

KinkyAffro

Active Member
bwfc0907 said:
and movies:eek:

Movies on SD Sky+ excellent, movies on dvd via component even better.
Ticks all the right boxes from 6 ft away imo.
 

blakey1

Active Member
bwfc0907 said:
Whats Sky+ like on an LCD TV. I believe the picture isn't great if you are on top of it otherwise its just as good as CRT from 2 metres plus away. Is that correct. I'm a football and movies fan.

Is it also a good picture on a second feed from the RF2 outlet?

I'm thinking of a Samsung 26".

Thanks in advance.

For SD pictures it really depends on what TV you buy and how you find the PQ. Therefore you should try and visit a specialist AV shop and decide for yourself.

At 2 metres most LCD's should look pretty good on the higher bitrate channels. I have a Sharp p50e and watch a 37 inch from 10ft. Sky Movies 1 & 2 are up at DVD quality. The others can be hit and miss. Spy sports is pretty good. Premiership football has improved over the past few weeks. The covergae of the carling cup final was stunning in my opinion but I have seen the odd game which was not great. Liverpool game on the same day for instance.

The BBC can be a bit hit and miss on Sky. I understand its better on freeview but is still not bad. Channel 5 is excellent and even ITV is not bad these days.

As for TV's I would highly recommend the SHarp as most accept for Sky+, Freeview theres nothing better out there. Its not HD ready though. It will do HD and some who have seen it running HD including me will say its up there with the HD ready sets.

As I say though try and do some viewing of your own but you should be fine for Sky with most HD ready sets especially at 26 inch
 
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Vallyboy

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bwfc0907 said:
Is a 26" tv ok for a viewing distance of 3 metres? or would 32" be better?
No question about it a 32" at that distance. A 40" would look ok I guess.

P.S. Movies? Not a problem at all.:thumbsup:
 

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