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1080p and sky hd

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is sky hd any better with with a 1080p tv?

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Re: 1080p and sky hd

I think they are all on the 'sony ... I got problems' thread.

Don't take my word for it, I'm probably the least knowledgeable person when it comes to HT ( I'm trying to catch up quickly), but I gather Sky hd is 1080i and should in theory display better on an HD ready rather than full HD set. Less/no scaling to do. Having said that, of what I've seen on my set in the shop there's no problem whatsoever on a 1080p panel, even with the additional processing going on.

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Re: 1080p and sky hd
drummerman:

I think they are all on the 'sony ... I got problems' thread.

Don't take my word for it, I'm probably the least knowledgeable person when it comes to HT ( I'm trying to catch up quickly), but I gather Sky hd is 1080i and should in theory display better on an HD ready rather than full HD set. Less/no scaling to do. Having said that, of what I've seen on my set in the shop there's no problem whatsoever on a 1080p panel, even with the additional processing going on.



Well with an HD ready set you will get 720p and with a Full HD (1080p) ready set you will get 1080i. On my 40 inch screen, I cannot notice a difference between 720p and 1080i. However, if you have a receiver that upscales hdmi to 1080p like the big Onkyo beasts, you would be able to get 1080p from Sky (which you wouldn't with an HD ready screen).
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Re: 1080p and sky hd

In theory, a 1080p panel will be able to display a better picture (but not all TVs are equal). The TV will take the 1080i signal from SKY, de-interlace it (two frames of 1080i are combined to make one frame of 1080p) and display a 1080p picture. A 720p panel will need to downscale the signal from 1080 to 720 and in doing so will lose some detail.


Whether you can tell any difference between 1080p and a 720p panel will depend on how far away you sit and how good the deinterlacing/downscaling  is.