Sky HD box & HD TV

  Dragon_Heart 19:31 22 Nov 10
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Do you need a HD TV to get the best out of a Sky HD box ?

  bremner 19:33 22 Nov 10

Yes

  Sealer 19:37 22 Nov 10

Defo

  Dragon_Heart 01:48 23 Nov 10

... what I thought !

Thanks guys

  Graham. 09:25 23 Nov 10

Depends on your eyesight.

  Dragon_Heart 21:33 24 Nov 10

or your overdraft limit !

  User-312386 07:43 25 Nov 10

Another thing is dont buy a “hd ready tv”, ensure it is 1080p or 1080i.

  dms_05 08:11 25 Nov 10

Depends what you want. You would get a fully functional PVR allowing you to record 2 channels whilst watching a previously recorded programme. It would also allow you access to IPTV through Sky Anytime+. So it's more than just picture definition.

Additionally you barely need HD for screen sizes below 37".

Don't be fooled into believing 1080i is always better than 720p. Extensive testing shows fast action (like sport) can often be better on 720p as it displays a single frame completely rather than merging two frames (which are different) into one for 1080i. 1080p from Blu-ray etc is definitely better (assuming the source material is good enough) but the difference between 1080i and 720p is debatable - especially when you have BBC/ITV only broadcasting in the psuedo-HD 1440 (not 1920 as used by Sky) format.

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