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Watching SD channels on Sky's HD set top box.

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Wilt, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. Wilt

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    How ya doing?

    Sky's HD STB will have HDMI connection and use MPEG4, so will this mean we will get better quality SD channel pictures than we get with Sky's current digital service?

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    The standard def channels method of broadcasting will not change (mpegII) since the other 7.5million viewers require a service:)

    So the picture quality via the HD box will depend upon how the data is processed (scaling/de-interlacing) and the lack of additional digital to analogue conversion which is becoming common on reasonably priced DVD players so should be a facility of the new STB.
    I reckon you should expect to see a better result via the new STB but a low bitrate channel will always be the weak point in any digital platform.
     

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