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# 31085 4-Mar-2009 07:39
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Hi All

I have had MySky installed, when I ordered it I opted not to have the HD Ticket as my TV, although HD capable, does not have HDMI so is therefore not HDCP-compliant and will not show a HD picture via Sky. It is connected to my TV via SD Component.

Before Sky had 'activated' my new card, TV3 came up on the guide as just 'TV3' and the picture was the same as it was on my old Sky decoder. However, when the new card was activated, suddenly TV3 came up in the guide as 'TV3 HD' and although obviously not HD I noticed the picture was far superior -- like the bit-rate had been massively ramped up -- and that Dolby Digital 5.1 was being picked up by my amp.

Before I waste 20 minutes of my time calling Sky to make sure they haven't given me the HD Ticket by mistake, can anyone else with MySkyHDi but not the HD ticket confirm for me whether their TV3 comes up as just 'TV3' or 'TV3 HD' in the guide.



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  # 199108 4-Mar-2009 08:45
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yep your suppose to get TV3 HD, without the HD ticket, without any additional cost, that is normal.

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  # 199109 4-Mar-2009 08:48
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The HD ticket only gives you access to the Sports and Movie HD channels, TV3HD is gratis. ICT is only enforced on the movie channels, not on Sports and I dont know about TV3, but if the ICT flag is set then the analog component output is limited to 567i otherwise it can output 720 or 1080 .



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  # 199161 4-Mar-2009 11:52
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the ICT flag for TV3

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  # 199186 4-Mar-2009 13:05
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allstarnz: the ICT flag for TV3

Are you saying TV3 *does* invoke the ICT flag?

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  # 199195 4-Mar-2009 13:26
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Yes - mine swaps down to 576 over component. Sports is HD (with ticket obviously)

Still says TV3 HD but it aint.

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  # 199208 4-Mar-2009 14:12
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Yes - mine swaps down to 576 over component. Sports is HD (with ticket obviously)

Still says TV3 HD but it aint.

Ah cool. May as well stay on SD Component then. Cool that the 5.1 sound still works without the ticket though. Thanks for your help everyone.


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