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Topic # 63030 19-Jun-2010 02:52
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Has anyone noticed that Sky Sports HD isn't as good as it was back in 2008 and early 2009 when it was introduced?

I have been noticing recently that the quality of Sky Sport 1 and 2 not being as good as it once was. Many sport that were in HD such as Foxtel NRL, Allblacks games were so crisp and sharp back a few years ago, but now it just doesn't look as good.

Has anyone else noticed this?

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  Reply # 343197 19-Jun-2010 08:28
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The HD movie channels and Sport channels still peak at 19mbps. Can't see any change myself.




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  Reply # 343215 19-Jun-2010 10:20
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All looks good here, dont forget that there are dozens of parts to the delivery chain, to blame the final distribution circuit is probably a little misguided, between the OB van and your TV it passes through dozens of hands and process's, and of course the OB teams operating the gear today are not the same as yesterday, they work to technical standards but all have their own way of doing things.

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  Reply # 343227 19-Jun-2010 12:13
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Dunno about Sky Sports, but I watched one league program last weekend on Prime, and it was a shocker, quality wise. Pixelation and edge artifacts galore. It was like a DVR recording at the lowest quality. It could have been the Maori channel, when they run the Monday Manly footy night ..

Which ever it was, ecchh !!! Barely make out the numbers on the shirts, let alone trying to spot the ball !!





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  Reply # 343242 19-Jun-2010 13:56
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Sky won't want that to look any good - then no one will pay for Sky Sports. Do you see the rationale - oh you want to see the ball - have we got a deal for you!! Laughing




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  Reply # 343427 20-Jun-2010 12:12
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It was only one game that I noticed it on - all other league and union games have been pretty good, quality wise, on Prime. Hopefully it was a oncer.
I intially thought it was my DVR starting to play up, so didn't pursue it further at that stage.




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  Reply # 343985 21-Jun-2010 22:55
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DarkKnight08: Has anyone noticed that Sky Sports HD isn't as good as it was back in 2008 and early 2009 when it was introduced?

I have been noticing recently that the quality of Sky Sport 1 and 2 not being as good as it once was. Many sport that were in HD such as Foxtel NRL, Allblacks games were so crisp and sharp back a few years ago, but now it just doesn't look as good.

Has anyone else noticed this?


I Think what has happened is that, because you have been watching the HD Sky Sport broadcast for quite along time now, you have just got used to it.
Anyone coming from Sky Sport SD to Sky Sport HD would notice a massive difference straight away.
So for you, watching HD sport has become the 'norm' and you cant notice any huge change in quality from what you used to have.



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  Reply # 344024 22-Jun-2010 07:57
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nyone coming from Sky Sport SD to Sky Sport HD would notice a massive difference straight away.
So for you, watching HD sport has become the 'norm' and you cant notice any huge change in quality from what you used to have.


Sad but true.

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  Reply # 344665 23-Jun-2010 20:07
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cyril7:
nyone coming from Sky Sport SD to Sky Sport HD would notice a massive difference straight away.
So for you, watching HD sport has become the 'norm' and you cant notice any huge change in quality from what you used to have.


Sad but true.

Cyril


Same happens when going from a small tv to a large tv.
Got my 50" and was Surprised its massive. Then after a few weeks its the norm. Tv then broke, when i got it back Surprised its massive, now back to being the norm again.




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