Stupid John Lewis and their Sky HD Display

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  1. churchwa

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    Went to Peter Jones today (a john lewis in london) and they had an HD display running the Sky HD demo DVD on a special media pc. I had a look at the back of the PC and it had 3 x Component out cabels all of whoch seemed to be used.

    Next to the computer were 2 large displays (Pioner 436RXE and the new sharp 45 inch) which were running the HD demo.

    I looked at both screens and though the picture looked average at best, so i decided to look behind the screen. Where to my amazment they had plugged them in via RF, not even composite. They even had the the Pio in stretch mode.

    People were watching this stuff thinking it was HD, if this is common place then I cant see many people wanting to take the jump.


    P.S. I did find an Hitachi that was showing freeview and noticed it had component leads coming up from the floor that were the same type as plugged into the Sky HD computer. I flicked through the AV imputs and there it was, Sky HD. It looked great, even frum up close.
     
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    Talking about John Lewis, I was in their Glasgow store today and noticed their HD dvd/tape running on a Pioneer 42" plasma. Whilst talking to the dept manager he said that John Lewis Glasgow had received a Sky HD box and will have it up and running in the store within 2 weeks connected to all screens. He had no other info but assured me it was a Sky HD box-the plot thickens!!!:confused:
     
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    Off to bed now guys-I have a Scottish League Cup/Jimmy Johnstone Final to go to tomorrow-Come on Celts-win it for Jimmy!!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    Hope you enjoy the game, I'll be watching on BBC1. Lets hope the Bhoys do it for Jinky eh .
    Hail Hail !!:D
     
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    great day-very emotional-poorish game-but at least we won the cup for Jimmy!!! Now for the big celebration when we win the league!!! hail! hail! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: 7 claps for Jimmy!!!
     
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    As a training session I thought it worked great for the Bhoys. I think that Keane is going to retire this summer, picking up too many niggly injuries. He's been immense in some games, just wish he'd come 5 years ago then see how we would have done in Europe. Haill Hail, God bless Jinky.
     
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    agreed! Feel he is not too keen on the SPL or he is just plain knackered!!

    Now all set for Wednesday! The Lisbon Lions will bring the European Cup and the League Cup on to the field before the game-another emotional evening!! If we beat Caley and Livi we can then win the SPL against the Jam Tarts at Parkhead-roll on:clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    What has this got to do with Sky HD ??? Off topic.....

    <---disgruntled Rangers fan
     
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    sorry! hail! hail! :hiya:
     
  10. Howard Pitfield

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    But at least WHUFC got there ...even in SD....back on topic:clap:

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  11. bigb

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    back on topic!

    I have a visit tomorrow from the area manager from Cobra installations (they are subcontracted by Sky) re a recent install problem. I will see what his update on SkyHD is and report back!
     
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    I hope Sky let the public get free copies of these HD Clips on DVD's from them.
     
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    spoke to area manager from Cobra installations and he hasn't even been on a HD training course yet:(
     
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    post him that powerpoint presentation :rotfl:
     

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