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Topic # 132287 15-Oct-2013 21:44
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We are Watching the new series on mysky tonight, and compared to freeview the picture is awful. Anyone else noticing this as well?

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  Reply # 915758 15-Oct-2013 21:52
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Have you got freeview HD? Freeview from satellite doesn't have HD.




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  Reply # 915769 15-Oct-2013 22:21
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Freeview is HD, hence it's better than the picture from mysky (which is usually hd). I've not noticed this before where mysky HD has a worse picture than that on freeview HD for the same channel.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 915788 15-Oct-2013 22:38
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mysky HD using satellite right? it can't look as good as digital terrestrial.




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  Reply # 915791 15-Oct-2013 22:41
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Also I don't know about mysky HD, but I know sky uses the SD versions of Freeview channels.




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  Reply # 915810 15-Oct-2013 23:40
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kiwijunglist: mysky HD using satellite right? it can't look as good as digital terrestrial.




The MySky Tv2 satellite channel is HD. 

The Freeview TV2  satellite channel is not in HD. 

They are seperate channels. 

However, in saying that, it is possible the freeview terrestrial TV2 broadcast has a higher bitrate than the mysky satellite TV2 HD broadcast. But, I wouldn't think you'd really notice much difference. 



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  Reply # 915812 15-Oct-2013 23:42
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charsleysa: Also I don't know about mysky HD, but I know sky uses the SD versions of Freeview channels.


Unless you have bought the HD ticket right?

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  Reply # 915813 15-Oct-2013 23:43
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surfisup1000:
charsleysa: Also I don't know about mysky HD, but I know sky uses the SD versions of Freeview channels.


Unless you have bought the HD ticket right?

Don't know, you would have to ask sky that.




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  Reply # 915814 15-Oct-2013 23:49
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surfisup1000:
kiwijunglist: mysky HD using satellite right? it can't look as good as digital terrestrial.




The MySky Tv2 satellite channel is HD. 

The Freeview TV2  satellite channel is not in HD. 

They are seperate channels. 

However, in saying that, it is possible the freeview terrestrial TV2 broadcast has a higher bitrate than the mysky satellite TV2 HD broadcast. But, I wouldn't think you'd really notice much difference. 




Freeview HD will look better than my sky HD, because it is DVB-T vs DVB-S. (Read 3rd post in thread)




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  Reply # 915815 15-Oct-2013 23:50
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charsleysa:
surfisup1000:
charsleysa: Also I don't know about mysky HD, but I know sky uses the SD versions of Freeview channels.


Unless you have bought the HD ticket right?

Don't know, you would have to ask sky that.


From their website, TV2 is in HD....

What channels are being broadcast in High Definition ? 
The High Definition (HD) service is currently being offered on the following channels. SKY Movies SKY Movies Greats SKY Sport 1, SKY Sport 2 and SKY Sport 3 TV3 TV One TV2 SoHo ESPN   

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  Reply # 915816 15-Oct-2013 23:59
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They might use some sort of compression that introduces artifacts which decreases the picture quality.




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  Reply # 915856 16-Oct-2013 06:27
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surfisup1000:
charsleysa: Also I don't know about mysky HD, but I know sky uses the SD versions of Freeview channels.


Unless you have bought the HD ticket right?


No, AFAIK Tv 1,2,3 are in HD on mysky without purchasing the HD ticket. HD ticket is only for sport and movie channels.



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  Reply # 916276 16-Oct-2013 19:31
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charsleysa: They might use some sort of compression that introduces artifacts which decreases the picture quality.

Cheers, might be that after all. Wound up watching on freeview in the end. Can't say I've ever noticed it on other shows prior to this, I may just have to keep an eye on it the future.

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  Reply # 916527 17-Oct-2013 11:15
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In my humble opinion tv1and 3 news looks "heaps" better in freeview HD than Sky HD.
Nothing scientific just plain eyeballing
But my lord NFL fotball on ESPN is to die for!!!

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