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Topic # 62397 6-Jun-2010 08:34
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Hi, total amateurs here and need some help please. Recently bought Sony Bravia EX4 TV and we connected to Sky box using the same cable we had with the old CRT tv.  However, the picture quality is terrible on the Bravia - do we need a different cable?  Everything seems fuzzy.
Help!

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  Reply # 338704 6-Jun-2010 08:48
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Welcome to Geekzone:

Since your new Bravia has more resolution etc, it's designed for HD input.
If your using a Sky Box with the standard yellow, white, red connectors you will receive a bit of a fuzzy image. This is normal. Your solution would be upgrading to MySky HDi.

Another thing you could try however is going into your Sky settings, changing the TV Type to 16:9 - This will get the Sky Box outputting to Widescreen therefore should give you a better image. Your TV will stretch the 4:3 to widescreen giving you a fuzzy image or a stretched look.

Hope this helps.






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  Reply # 338710 6-Jun-2010 09:02
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thanks - we just have the sky box connected via one main cable from sky - is that where we are failing?!?!

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  Reply # 338716 6-Jun-2010 09:31
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Yes - with a TV like that get mysky hdi - or at least feed via component from your sky box if it can do it.




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  Reply # 338718 6-Jun-2010 09:38
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michaelmurfy: Welcome to Geekzone:

Since your new Bravia has more resolution etc, it's designed for HD input.
If your using a Sky Box with the standard yellow, white, red connectors you will receive a bit of a fuzzy image. This is normal. Your solution would be upgrading to MySky HDi.

Another thing you could try however is going into your Sky settings, changing the TV Type to 16:9 - This will get the Sky Box outputting to Widescreen therefore should give you a better image. Your TV will stretch the 4:3 to widescreen giving you a fuzzy image or a stretched look.

Hope this helps.


I'd say he is using RF.

Maybe you should move this to the
"Sky is not woth having anymore " thread. ;-)

Ie, if this is normal , why should you have to pay more
to 'upgrade ' to a decent picture ?

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  Reply # 338720 6-Jun-2010 09:41
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livnz: thanks - we just have the sky box connected via one main cable from sky - is that where we are failing?!?!


Are you just using the aerial cable and watching Sky via a TV channel rather than an AV  input? If so that's the problem. You need to buy a higher quality cable to hook your Sky box to your TV. Exactly what sort of cable depends entirely on the type of box you have.

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Reply # 338734 6-Jun-2010 10:28
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Since livnz said they are an amateur, you guys may want to back up your suggestions with some helpful photos/diagrams...

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  Reply # 338808 6-Jun-2010 15:57
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I've got the small silver Sky box. It has all possible connections except HDMI. Best picture quality on my 42" HD LCD is with s-video (small round plug with 4 pins), because that is the native signal for video processing and other formats are just derived from it. If you do not have such a connection, phone Sky and tell them you got a new TV and want them to send out someone to hook up their box to your TV. There should be no call-out charge, or if there is then argue that they do not supply the required cables with their box. Or go with My Sky HDi and an HDMI connection (don't have to get the HD ticked, not worth it unless you watch lots of movies).




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  Reply # 338965 7-Jun-2010 09:43
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 Or go with My Sky HDi and an HDMI connection (don't have to get the HD ticked, not worth it unless you watch lots of movies).


Unless your like a fair few of us who like the best Live sport in High Definition which I say most people get the HD ticket for.

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