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Old 06-12-2023, 08:43   #16
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Re: Sky SD viewers told to upgrade

At a guess they canít force everyone onto Q because it needs a web connection and if they are forcing SD to +HD they will plan to maintain it for a few years yet (or else why not migrate SD to Q).
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Old 06-12-2023, 13:05   #17
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At a guess they canít force everyone onto Q because it needs a web connection and if they are forcing SD to +HD they will plan to maintain it for a few years yet (or else why not migrate SD to Q).
Sky are offering viewers with SD only boxes Sky Q.

I have not seen any offer for viewers to have a Sky+ HD box.

By the look of thing from the outside Sky+ HD is not on offer anymore.
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Old 06-12-2023, 13:26   #18
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I certainaly hope not!!

When AT&T bought DIrercTV they tried to force me to get thier HD crap and I treeid saying I didnt want it,I liked my SD box...... Well then they wanted me to goto 1 of thier SD boxs which was crap compared to mine... It was slower and not as nice!!

I just ended up getting rid of it.......

I wass paying about £39 a month and didnt watch anything anyway really....
You need to get real and join the modern world SD looks dreadful now. Especially if you had an even remotely modern telly with a HDMI socket, larger than 32"
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Old 06-12-2023, 17:50   #19
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I know Stevie but I hope you wont get mad at me if I say this...

I love SD and I am grateful not to have one of those flat screen things.... To me they dont look as nice,the video is flat and has no detail.. The sound is horrid compared to analogue...

To me its horrible and its sad people have been so conditioned to think this stuff is so good when it really isnt......
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Old 06-12-2023, 18:17   #20
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Re: Sky SD viewers told to upgrade

Well if you watched SD on a 55" or larger it would look terrible. Full HD or UHD HDR looks unreal in its detail and colour depth.

No one is conditioned, to the human eye it's clearly a major improvement of old tech. I still love my DVDs and Laserdiscs but the picture looks terrible in comparison.
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By the look of thing from the outside Sky+ HD is not on offer anymore.
Its not been available to order since October 2016, but is maintained for the millions still using it.

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To me its horrible and its sad people have been so conditioned to think this stuff is so good when it really isnt......
HD is better than SD, thats not "conditioning" its simple logic, just like UHD is better than HD.
Higher resolution = better quality / detail, esp on bigger screens. Of course, you do need a decent TV, not some 25 year old 24" CRT ...
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Its not been available to order since October 2016, but is maintained for the millions still using it.
I did not know that wee bit,

My last Sky box was one of the very first Sky+ box. After it dies on me I join Virgin Media.
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I'm curious how many people still have an SD only sky box.
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I reckon those who dont give a blast about HD (Which is more than ya think)

They cant force people off what they have had all thier lives!!
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Re: Sky SD viewers told to upgrade

They haven't had it all there lives and yes they can make them upgrade as the SD service dwindles in numbers it costs more to maintain for less customers and if they switch the old service off customers will have to upgrade. Look what happened to analogue TV, cable and satellite services, they are all gone.
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They cant force people off what they have had all thier lives!!
Of course they can, they simply stop the service.
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No it's good. No need to keep old service or legacy systems about.
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