Currys Sky+HD (that's Hugely Disappointing) demonstration
I'm well aware that Currys is probably the last place anyone with any knowledge of AV kit should seek advice (no offence intended to any employees). But I just felt I had to comment on how poor the demonstration of Sky+ HD is in my local store.
I feel sorry for the average consumer (who has little or no knowledge of HD-ready this or aspect ratio that), who walks into Currys and is sold Sky+HD based on a demonstration that nowhere NEAR represents what the service truly offers. Granted, I am still currently on Sky+ myself (although I intend to upgrade by the end of the year), but even so I know that what was on display in that Currys store was unacceptable. The new EPG looked just as blurry as the old upscaled version, and all the HD channels genuinely looked worse than what I get with my current Sky+ box. MUCH worse.
I know that most TVs in such stores are often set up using inferior connections (sometimes as bad as composite), and I didn't ask anyone at the time how this particular Sky+HD box was connected (though I should have, in retrospect). And I'm sure some 'Dynamic' picture setting on the TV didn't help matters (I didn't get to check the TV settings).
But it really frustrates me to think that the average consumer will be shown this so-called 'HD', think it's wonderful and then proceed to shell out an extra £10 a month for it.
Has anyone else noticed this in other such stores?