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Topic # 29450 7-Jan-2009 13:41
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Is there any improvement over standard digital? Does the decoder upscale the images?

Im guessing the hdmi connection would provide a slightly better picture than scart to component cables that the ordinary digital decoders use.

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  Reply # 188057 7-Jan-2009 18:22
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If by upscale, you mean up them to 1080 before outputting, yes. If you mean the intelligent upscaling that actually offers an improvement that many DVD players etc have built into them, no.
In my opinion its about the same as running them over component, perhaps slightly better.

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  Reply # 188058 7-Jan-2009 18:24
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It depends on whether you set the decoder to output 720p or 1080i. If you do it will scale the output although if you select 720p it will scale the HD 1080i to 720p. Sky does not scale the SD channels at source if that is what you were thinking. Remember your TV has to scale to its native resolution anyway and its scaler is probably better than the one in the Mysky box.



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  Reply # 188063 7-Jan-2009 18:48
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tkr001: It depends on whether you set the decoder to output 720p or 1080i. If you do it will scale the output although if you select 720p it will scale the HD 1080i to 720p. Sky does not scale the SD channels at source if that is what you were thinking. Remember your TV has to scale to its native resolution anyway and its scaler is probably better than the one in the Mysky box.


Thanks, And Im guessing 720p\p would be the better setting?

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  Reply # 188140 8-Jan-2009 08:00
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Depends on the native resolution of your TV. If you can put up with the delay of HDCP syncing when moving from SD to HD you could just use "passthrough".

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