Does anyone know if all programs on the 2 movie and 2 sport channels will be an improvement over SD or will it only be the things that are in native HD i.e. this Saturdays All Blacks test
I seriously hope so. Sky's SD MPEG2 system can and should show DVD quality pictures, I hope the higher bitrate will improve all content, not just the HD. We were early adopters of Sky digital in 1998 - maybe it was just the improvement from RF to digital back then but I'm sure the pictures were way better. I have mentioned in this thread that I have connected to a live WMV stream over the internet at 1250kbps and found it matched the equivalent Sky feed. One thing I have noticed though is that our old 29" CRT (the same one we had in 98!) seemed to hide the macro blocking much better than our new 32" & 37" LCDs. The one that really gets me is how bad the grass looks in the cricket and rugby.
Good luck with your install, we're booked for tomorrow as well. One more sleep...