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Wannabe Geek

# 41917 25-Sep-2009 09:01
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Has anyone else noticed of late that the HD sports broadcasts have dropped off in quality significantly? Broadcasts of HD events were superb when the service first started but now appear to be lower and lower quality, pixelated backgrounds and generally not a lot better than standard definition. For example watching the AB's last weekend on Sky Sport One in so called High Def was virtually indistinguishable from Standards Def on the Rugby Chanel

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Master Geek

  # 258269 25-Sep-2009 09:55
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Can't say I've noticed but then I haven't used a Sky box in a while as I never liked whatever codec they use in it. The HTPC always has given a nicer cleaner image anyway.

Seems strange if Sport 1 is effected though as I thought that transponder was still pretty free.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 258274 25-Sep-2009 10:28
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Will check my cables and settings, try another HDMI cable etc


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Wannabe Geek

  # 258384 25-Sep-2009 16:52
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Ever thought you might be getting used to the HD? Although some of the shots from the test looked abit crap, especially the box shot of henry and hansen, it was very grainy.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 258386 25-Sep-2009 17:02
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Yep I did wonder that but to be no noticable difference. WIll fiddle with cables and look at an eye test :)

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Uber Geek


  # 258407 25-Sep-2009 17:56
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Well a while back Sky were playing Lord of the Rings and classed them as HD movies
Yet the qual of it looked pretty much the same me putting a LOTR DVD in my PS3 and upscale it to 1080p
Some of the more recent movies like James Bond which are on Blu-Ray you can see a better picture

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  # 258425 25-Sep-2009 19:54
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I'm watching the Taranaki vs Waikato game (advertised as being HD)
The qual does look the same as running a standard sky box using S-Video or Component

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