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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Tyler D, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    So we had Sky HD installed on Friday last week, and the picture quality is Stunning, i feel like a kid grinning at christmas time :D

    My only grumble is the lack of HD channels at present, and also the fact that not all programmes on the HD channels are broadcast in HD.

    Any of you guys taken the plunge with HD?? and thoughts on Picture quality ect.
     
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  2. nXPLOSi

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    Yeah, I've had HD for a couple of months now, only really use it to watch the football at the moment, it does deliver a very clear and colourful picture. As you said, I await more channels with HD to really take advantage of it :twisted:
     
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  3. Mr.Cheeks

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    i watched gadget show prob about a month ago and they gave a review on HD channels on Sky and Cable...

    the pro's were def the quality of it and the cons were the lack of channels (for both Sky and Cable)...

    in the end, the reviewer said, if you are to get HD, go for Cable, (a few more channels than Sky), but advised that people were better off getting HD later when they release a more variety of channels...
     
  4. twizzle

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    Problem with getting HD now is that they are already working ona system thats even higher quality than the current HD!! Think its called ultra HD. This will be around 4 to 5 times better than HD with 4 times as many scan lines....

    Soooo get HD now or wait 2 years and see if the new stuff is out? Plus, as already been said theres just not enough channels broadcast in HD to make it worth it just yet. Only reason to go HD is if you have an Xbox 360 for the games...
     
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  5. AJ

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    Are ntl Telewest doing HD yet???
     
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  6. Raffaz

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  7. Mr.Cheeks

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    not sure bout NTL cable, but Telewest Cable are doing it.. i think their box is called HDrive

    edit: its TVDrive.
     
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    If that's the case then ntl will not be far behind as they are the same company now :D
     
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  10. Baba O'Riley

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    I would love HD but at the moment the cost outweighs the value if you know what I mean. When there's more channels and the box is £100 cheaper I'll definitely look at it.
     
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  11. Tyler D

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    Got my HD box for £149 from Currys with a Promo voucher.
    Still have the voucher too, its already been used to purchase mine and my Father-inlaws HD boxes.

    So if anyone would like the voucher then i am willing to send it on.Must be used by the 24th december though.
    First come first served 8)
     
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  12. Tyler D

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    *BUMP*

    No one want this half price Sky HD voucher then??
    I will send it on free of charge.It will save you £150 on the Box, leaving you to pay £149 + £60 install. No install charge if you take out Multiroom at the same time.

    Anyone??
     
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  13. Baba O'Riley

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    I'd take it Tyler but I don't think I can afford it before Christmas. I'm saving my pennies for a Nintendo Wii.:D
     
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  14. Tyler D

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    thats cool baba.The Nintendo Wii will keep you fit aswell as entertained:p
     
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  15. Baba O'Riley

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    Entertained is the word, they look the muts nuts.:D
     
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  16. Baba O'Riley

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    Tyler, does the Sky HD use the same satellite dish? I'm trying to judge how easy it would be to install myself. I already have Sky+ so I've got the dual feed from the dish in place.
     
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  17. Tyler D

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    Yes Baba same dish and as you already have Sky + then it would be a straight swap over of the box, and a call to sky to Marry your card to the HD box.
     
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  19. Mr.Cheeks

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    mate - there will always be a price war where technology is concerned! look at broadband for instance...
     
  20. ThomasMc

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    yip, about time though sky pritty much control that sector right now
     
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