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    HD Quality SD subscription?

    This is a discussion on HD Quality SD subscription? within the Sky Anytime + forums, part of the Sky On Demand category; My Mum only has SD subscription, has now bought a full HD telly, go to anytime, movies are there but ...

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      HD Quality SD subscription?

      My Mum only has SD subscription, has now bought a full HD telly, go to anytime, movies are there but say HD, they are playable but what quality are they if she only has SD subscription? the quality looks really good!

      Thanks in advance (sorry if this has been asked b4, i have searched)


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      Re: HD Quality SD subscription?

      If she has an HD box, they will be HD, but theoretically she shouldn't be able to play them without an HD subscription. If she can play them with her existing SD subs, she is very lucky !

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      Re: HD Quality SD subscription?

      Quote Originally Posted by DLBURGESS View Post
      My Mum only has SD subscription, has now bought a full HD telly, go to anytime, movies are there but say HD, they are playable but what quality are they if she only has SD subscription? the quality looks really good!

      I am sure someone will be able to explain in more detail but It is probably because either the Box or TV is up-scaling the SD picture making it look better.

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      Re: HD Quality SD subscription?

      Probably upscaling of the signal and it's most likely the television doing it otherwise Sky wouldn't be selling so many HD packages lol

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      Re: HD Quality SD subscription?

      Quote Originally Posted by Max_Headroom View Post
      I am sure someone will be able to explain in more detail but It is probably because either the Box or TV is up-scaling the SD picture making it look better.
      The box will always put out 1080i, even if viewing SD content. This could make the picture look slightly better, but could also make the picture slightly worse.

      @op. When you say Movies say HD, is this in the channel field or in the information in the top left?

      If your old girl doesn't have the HD sub but does have the Movies sub, and you're viewing a movie from Anytime from a channel like Sky Comedy HD then Sky have made an error somewhere.

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      Re: HD Quality SD subscription?

      Just a quick note: BBC 1 HD, ITV HD, Channel 4 HD, etc. do not need the Sky HD package. So she may well be referring to these as well.

      Sadly Sky will always download the HD variation of films & Sky 1 to the HD boxes, whether or not you have the HD option. This means that you can't watch much of the Anytime content until you take out the 10.25 monthly subscription for the HD channels.

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      Re: HD Quality SD subscription?

      Thanks for info and replies, it definitly seems to be HD quality through anytime, I know about BBCHD, ITV1HD etc and I also know that the pictures may be upscaled but the reason for noticing was I didnt think it would be possible to watch the HD movies on anytime, but then surprised as it came on, then I thought I would check the quality because at the same time the movie was on sky movies premier and I would say 99% sure that there was diffirence in quality.
      Thanks again for any replies.

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      Re: HD Quality SD subscription?

      Since my original response, I've seen a message elsewhere on this forum pointing to a message on the Sky forum.

      Essentially if you have both Movie options, then you can see the Anytime HD movies, even if you don't have the HD option. How long this will remain in place will depend on Sky changing their policy.

      Original message on sky Forum

      I trust this clarifies things for you.

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      Re: HD Quality SD subscription?

      Thank you!

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      Re: HD Quality SD subscription?

      If it says next to the channel "HD" then it will be HD i would have thought.

     

     
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