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#24984 8-Aug-2008 16:35

I've just got my SkyHDi installed this morning - and am currently watching the cricket reply via HDMI (supposedly in HD - and I have to admit, it looks good).

However, I also plugged in my component lead and activated the "HD by component" in the setup menu and I  can't tell the difference between that picture and the HDMI one (my 1080P plamsa says it is receiving 1080i via compoent and HDMI).

All the threads on this suggested that the component would be SD - but I don't think it is.

Sorry if I missed something elsewhere.

Anyone else do check this?

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  #155268 8-Aug-2008 17:03
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Sky are allowing Sport 1 & 2 to be passed to the component outputs in HD. TV3 and HD movies are downconverted to SD for component.

Makes sense I guess. I don't think there's a huge black market for HD Sport.

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Uber Geek


  #155961 11-Aug-2008 17:20
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If thats the case... Could someone please capture an image (or even short video) of monday night nrl tonight in HD and upload it?? also a comparison SD shot would be benificial as im currently considering myskyhdi primarily for sport, and would like to see what im in for. I dont know anyone with it so i cant go and have a look for myself. Thanks if you take the time to do this!


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  #155996 11-Aug-2008 19:23
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And a multi way component splitter is WAY cheaper to install for pubs etc then taking HDMI to all the screens. Remember that they pay a hell of a lot to sky so it pays to give them a reason to go HD...


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  #155998 11-Aug-2008 19:34
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The RCA component connection is HD capable, however constrained by ICT control. thus you dont know when and where HD may be shut off. I understand that TV3 and Movie channels are ICT limited, however Sports not. As I dont know Skys plans for ICT control I can only suggest you contact Sky to ask what programs will be restricted to SD.

Sky are the ones who will impose the ICT flag to honour copyright holder requests, contact them for more detailed info, otherwise get an HDMI/HDCP connection.


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  #156001 11-Aug-2008 19:41
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Or a hdmi/hdcp to component converter - which makes all this ict stuff a complete joke.


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Ultimate Geek


  #156017 11-Aug-2008 20:41
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hmmmm sounds interesting - available in NZ?

Mark Ascroft

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  #156023 11-Aug-2008 20:50
Send private message is the first that I find on there, a mate got a similar looking one a few months back for taking a hddvd player (yeah, lucky guy) to his component splitter to a couple of tvs and it seemed to work, no idea if there was any ICT on the discs tho or if it matters, I dont know what happens if one is fed something which has the flag, the text is pretty vauge about things like that, possibly intentionally.


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