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# 22313 23-May-2008 16:58
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hi all,
does anyone know if sky decoders are now coming with HDMI ?? this is so i dont have to use component cables etc, just plug HD cable straight from sky to tv. not that the actual signal from sky is in HD yet.


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  # 132898 23-May-2008 21:33
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As far as i know the first HDMI sky decoder will by the Mysky HDi. Probably shortly after they might release standard decoders with hdmi.

I'm assuming you want it for convenience reasons (eg 1 cable audio/vide) rather than quality, since hdmi is going to make zero difference to the overly compressed sky signal.



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  # 133293 26-May-2008 14:13
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hi,
  i heard sky will start transmitting HD signal for sky sports as of July so it will make a difference in quality. Also its convenient to have one HD cable rather than SCART cable which is what i have at the moment.

thanks for the reply.

 
 
 
 


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  # 133317 26-May-2008 15:48
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Without going too far off topic, I drove past the Wellington stadium the other week and noticed the OSB truck pulling into the stadium to setup for a game broadcast that night. The OSB truck has Sony HD plastered all over the side of it emphasising that it was HD equipped, indicating that they were using HD equipment at least on that night. I wondered is the game was recorded in HD.

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  # 133330 26-May-2008 16:37
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OSB's new HiDef van "Hi Def One" is fully fitted with HD gear, so it reasonable that they shot the whole thing in HD. Its first job was the England/NZ Cricket earlier this year, the live HD feed was seen on SkyUKs SkySportsHD.

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  # 133360 26-May-2008 19:20
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kaboom: hi,
i heard sky will start transmitting HD signal for sky sports as of July so it will make a difference in quality. Also its convenient to have one HD cable rather than SCART cable which is what i have at the moment.

thanks for the reply.

Yes they will start broadcasting soon. However the only decoder they have annouced to have HDMI and be HD capable is the Mysky HDi, which will have an upfront cost and likely a subscription cost for the HD channels in addition to what you already pay.

So what i was saying is it won't make a difference unless you have subscribed to the HD service, and that if you don't have this the HDMI cable will make no difference to the standard sky channels pretty much.

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  # 133496 27-May-2008 09:03
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cyril7: OSB's new HiDef van "Hi Def One" is fully fitted with HD gear, so it reasonable that they shot the whole thing in HD. Its first job was the England/NZ Cricket earlier this year, the live HD feed was seen on SkyUKs SkySportsHD.

Cyril


Thanks Cyril - appreciate the input. "Hi Def One" - great name for what must be a pretty expensive piece of kit - couple of mil per axle I would say!

Cheers Mike

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  # 133527 27-May-2008 11:46
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They got it in HD when we got it in 4x3. Not on.

 
 
 
 


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  # 133550 27-May-2008 12:45
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Fossie: They got it in HD when we got it in 4x3. Not on.


Yeah..  Not even in 16:9 SD..




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  # 133552 27-May-2008 12:51
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My pick is a whole wad of Sky channels will go 16:9 in a month or so when HD is introduced, but dont pin any hopes on it.

Bit sad that Prime News (which is poor in content so I dont watch normally anyway) is pillarboxed!

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  # 134122 29-May-2008 12:08
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old3eyes:
Fossie: They got it in HD when we got it in 4x3. Not on.


Yeah.. Not even in 16:9 SD..


It really grates how Sky still make it sound like a big deal that they are broadcasting something in widescreen.  "Tonight - Rugby Team A vs Rugby Team B - watch it live on Sky Sports 1 or pay us even more money and watch it in WIDE-SCREEN on the Rugby channel!"

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  # 134185 29-May-2008 15:33
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Thats probably because all that the overpriced rugby channel has got going for it is widescreen. As soon as SS1 goes widescreen unless you like replays you wouldnt be too smart subscribing to the rugby channel.

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  # 134232 29-May-2008 18:46
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I believe Sky HDi was announced for June... sure looks close to June and nothing further than the teaser ads have been seen.

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  # 134238 29-May-2008 18:57
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cyril7: OSB's new HiDef van "Hi Def One" is fully fitted with HD gear, so it reasonable that they shot the whole thing in HD. Its first job was the England/NZ Cricket earlier this year, the live HD feed was seen on SkyUKs SkySportsHD.

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funny that.  I was at the game and asked one of the crew if this was being broadcast in HD to the UK, they said no.  Enquiries from UK viewers I know seemed to back that up.  SSHD UK upscales a lot of stuff it seems.

Van looks nice and shiny though.  I imagine it and its crew will be very busy come July.

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  # 134246 29-May-2008 19:56
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I have it on good authority that the game was filed back to UK in 1080, that said quite happy for someone to show otherwise.

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  # 134418 30-May-2008 12:47
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As noted in other threads on this forum, mySKY HDi will launch on July 1st and the announcement will be made on the 11th June giving full details.

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