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Re: Picture quality on non-HD channels
« Reply #20 on: 29 March 2014, 12:34:36 »
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Curly, if you really want see poor picture quality, try the new BonanzaBonanza Channel on Freeview.. lol:1
I have never got Freeview on my new TV as I have always connected it to Sky lol

Trust me Curly, you have missed nothing, it really is diabolical...  lol:1

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Re: Picture quality on non-HD channels
« Reply #21 on: 29 March 2014, 12:58:10 »
Sky News looks awful on Freeview. Looks like Youtube 2003/4.
Yeah I notice that as I tune into Sky News every day and I have recently upgraded to the HD channels again (at 5 a month instead of the 10 I was paying before) and I noticed the difference straight away.

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Re: Picture quality on non-HD channels
« Reply #22 on: 29 March 2014, 15:16:37 »
Sky News looks awful on Freeview. Looks like Youtube 2003/4.

Though, interesting. http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1942485


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It's a business. Having bad SD helps persuade people to pay extra for HD.

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Its bad practice but yes good business! I suppose the deinterlacing & upscaling and the downscaling & reinterlacing is done by cheap hardware though, and no one wants to pay too much for a Sky box I suppose!

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Sky's sd picture is 544x576 resulting in softer edges.

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Was gonna say that but you beat me to it.
When Sky acquired the Virgin media channels (Living, Bravo etc) overnight, they reduced them from 720 x 576i to 544 x 576i

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Sky Sports & Sky News are the only Sky SD channels that are 720 or 704 in horizontal resolution.
Everything else is 544, including movies & box office.
The PQ is appalling.

Sky News ( yuk ) looks awful in any format to me..  lol:1

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Re: Picture quality on non-HD channels
« Reply #23 on: 20 April 2014, 23:35:33 »
The poorer you are, the bigger the TV you have :P.

eh?   hows that?   :-\

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Re: Picture quality on non-HD channels
« Reply #24 on: 21 April 2014, 02:20:01 »
Where did you get that quote from, snadge? It's not in this thread. Also, why for the second time has he removed his account?

http://www.thetechforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=2923.0

Sky News ( yuk ) looks awful in any format to me..  lol:1

To be honest, I've actually stopped watching Sky News or any news. I'm so sick of the negativity, the stupidity, the trivial gossip that comes from most news, more so Sky News.

Plus if not all that it's we don't know the facts but tell us what you think happened. Speculation, speculation, speculation.

Sky News isn't once what it once was compared to over 5 years ago.
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Re: Picture quality on non-HD channels
« Reply #25 on: 21 April 2014, 08:03:24 »
Where did you get that quote from, snadge? It's not in this thread. Also, why for the second time has he removed his account?

http://www.thetechforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=2923.0

see here:

http://www.thetechforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=3184.msg23878#msg23878

I have deleted AlecR's account

 it is his 3rd or 4th sarcastic/argumentitive comment so I got rid of him.. I deleted that comment, he was getting at tories & unemployed again when we werent even discussing them... trying to flame in my opinion

I dont mind disagreement but saying things like "thank god, theres hope for the human race yet!" when in agreement with someone else AGAINST me & my values then its time too go, especially after he argued the last time...seems it to me it was all he wanted to do here... flame...  otherwise why would you stick that comment in the middle of this thread

 

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