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    Sky accelerates new set-top box launch

    This is a discussion on Sky accelerates new set-top box launch within the Sky Rumour Mill forums, part of the Sky news and announcements category; Sadly this isn't the case seawright. A 1080 TV can be full HD, but without a Freeview HD tuner. I ...

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      Re: Sky accelerates new set-top box launch

      Sadly this isn't the case seawright.

      A 1080 TV can be full HD, but without a Freeview HD tuner.

      I dread to think what is happening with 4K TVs as I don't think that the 4K tuners are ready.

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      Re: Sky accelerates new set-top box launch

      I always though a Full HDTV was one with a built in tuner capable of displaying images at 1080p not just 1080i.

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      Re: Sky accelerates new set-top box launch

      Sadly not the case Tom.

      The Samsung LE C530 range is regarded as full HD but does not have a HD tuner.

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      Re: Sky accelerates new set-top box launch

      It's DIGITALEUROPE (formerly EICTA) who set the standards of compliance.

      Aside from things like connections, really it's just the screen resolution that defines whether a tv is badged as HD ready or full HD.

      HD ready = minimum of 720 horizontal lines.
      Full HD = minimum of 1080 horizontal lines.

      Full HD sets were on the market long before freeview HD or freesat HD tuners.

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      Re: Sky accelerates new set-top box launch

      I remember my first HD Ready TV. It was awful in the aspect there was no screen fit option. 16:9 only and stuck with parts of the image cut off.

      Even 4:3 was stretched. At least with modern sets you can have 1080 etc screen fit and if the set detects 4:3 it's not stretched. Funny seeing 4:3 from time to time thinking back to how on earth we viewed this stuff.

      Let alone thinking back to the film Speed and the days of VHS in 1994.

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      Sadly this isn't the case seawright.

      A 1080 TV can be full HD, but without a Freeview HD tuner.

      I dread to think what is happening with 4K TVs as I don't think that the 4K tuners are ready.
      Yeah, I wouldn't like to be an early adopter.

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      Re: Sky accelerates new set-top box launch

      Interesting discussion guys (yes I know its old ). I bought a Samsung UE40H6700 last summer for the bedroom, and using its built in Freesat HD tuner (fed from an old sky 60cm dish), the picture can look really special. Just wondering if anyone had compared the same HD programme broadcast between Sky HD and Freesat HD?.

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      Re: Sky accelerates new set-top box launch

      Quote Originally Posted by joe pineapples View Post
      Interesting discussion guys (yes I know its old ). I bought a Samsung UE40H6700 last summer for the bedroom, and using its built in Freesat HD tuner (fed from an old sky 60cm dish), the picture can look really special. Just wondering if anyone had compared the same HD programme broadcast between Sky HD and Freesat HD?.
      I have an F6670 and haven't seen a noticeable difference between the Freeview, Freesat and Sky content for the FTV channels.

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      Re: Sky accelerates new set-top box launch

      Quote Originally Posted by joe pineapples View Post
      Interesting discussion guys (yes I know its old ). I bought a Samsung UE40H6700 last summer for the bedroom, and using its built in Freesat HD tuner (fed from an old sky 60cm dish), the picture can look really special. Just wondering if anyone had compared the same HD programme broadcast between Sky HD and Freesat HD?.
      My TV has Freesat, the BBC HD channels are better on that than watching the same channels from the same dish on the same TV using the Sky HD box. I can only presume there is something in the Skybox of a lower quality ?
      After all, I could have at the time, and paying full price, have bought 2 Sky boxes for the price of the TV and had change.

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