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Old 08-05-2019, 15:47   #1
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When will Sky UK start switching off SD for Pay TV?

I stumbled across this article just now
https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2018...s-sd-channels/

Sky Deutschland started the process toward switching off SD channels in November last year with messages on-screen and activating HD for all customers free of charge.

They had the advantage of all their customers having HD capable boxes, I don't know how close to this Sky UK is.

Just wondering what people thought on the matter. When will Sky UK switch off SD versions of their Pay TV channels?
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Old 08-05-2019, 16:07   #2
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Re: When will Sky UK start switching off SD for Pay TV?

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I stumbled across this article just now
https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2018...s-sd-channels/

Sky Deutschland started the process toward switching off SD channels in November last year with messages on-screen and activating HD for all customers free of charge.

They had the advantage of all their customers having HD capable boxes, I don't know how close to this Sky UK is.

Just wondering what people thought on the matter. When will Sky UK switch off SD versions of their Pay TV channels?
l think it will be a fair while yet before that happens in this country.
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Old 08-05-2019, 20:59   #3
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Re: When will Sky UK start switching off SD for Pay TV?

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I stumbled across this article just now
https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2018...s-sd-channels/

Sky Deutschland started the process toward switching off SD channels in November last year with messages on-screen and activating HD for all customers free of charge.

They had the advantage of all their customers having HD capable boxes, I don't know how close to this Sky UK is.

Just wondering what people thought on the matter. When will Sky UK switch off SD versions of their Pay TV channels?
I presume you're referring to channels that have HD versions? I think it won't happen any time soon. I still watch most of GOLD on SD simply because I like the full picture screen rather than it squashed into the middle.
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Old 08-05-2019, 23:33   #4
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Re: When will Sky UK start switching off SD for Pay TV?

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I presume you're referring to channels that have HD versions? I think it won't happen any time soon. I still watch most of GOLD on SD simply because I like the full picture screen rather than it squashed into the middle.
Yes. That was what that article seemed to be talking about.
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