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    Headlines - Sky adds Eurosport HD to its line-up, HD channel count rises to 19

    Sky has today expanded its range of HD channels with the introduction of Eurosport HD, available now on channel 412.
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    Re: Headlines - Sky adds Eurosport HD to its line-up, HD channel count rises to 19

    If you're one of the six HEXUS.community members who have Sky HD
    Seven............ ehem, I missed that poll, had it for nearly two years now.

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    Re: Headlines - Sky adds Eurosport HD to its line-up, HD channel count rises to 19

    There must be more than seven of us, surely

    I'm just hopeful it has better picture quality than BBC HD, so I can watch the Olympics on Eurosport instead.

    Another HD channel is always good, though I can't say I'm too excited about 'Real Life HD' or whatever it is that's being advertised as 'Coming Soon'. Sounds like something the missus would get teary watching

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    Re: Headlines - Sky adds Eurosport HD to its line-up, HD channel count rises to 19

    bbc hd has pretty much the best image quality of any hd channel in the world. so... sorry

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    Re: Headlines - Sky adds Eurosport HD to its line-up, HD channel count rises to 19

    Heh, I find myself amongst the privileged few with SkyHD.

    Did have a quick flick over to Eurosport only to find the content in 4:3

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    Re: Headlines - Sky adds Eurosport HD to its line-up, HD channel count rises to 19

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    bbc hd has pretty much the best image quality of any hd channel in the world. so... sorry
    What makes you say that? I seem to recall you talking about the techie side of it before?

    To me it's far from consistently best on Sky, let alone in the world.

    When it was a trial, it had fantastic PQ. Since the trial ended... not so much. It's very hit and miss now, at least with my equipment. Some things are pretty impressive, others seem very poor. What's on now (bonekickers) has awful PQ. I'm not sure if the grain is as the director intended, but the picture noise certainly shouldn't be there. Many other shows leave much to be desired too.
    Last edited by bigblue; 16-07-2008 at 01:37 AM.

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    Re: Headlines - Sky adds Eurosport HD to its line-up, HD channel count rises to 19

    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
    Seven............ ehem, I missed that poll, had it for nearly two years now.
    Fixed

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    Re: Headlines - Sky adds Eurosport HD to its line-up, HD channel count rises to 19

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    bbc hd has pretty much the best image quality of any hd channel in the world. so... sorry
    The ITVHD picture trumps it quite dandily.

    Seems their newer encoders make a noticeable difference.

    Just need it on Sky now and for sky and the beeb to update their encoders!
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    Re: Headlines - Sky adds Eurosport HD to its line-up, HD channel count rises to 19

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    bbc hd has pretty much the best image quality of any hd channel in the world. so... sorry
    Not anymore it doesn't, as stated since the trial ended quality took a nose a dive. Read somewhere that the Beeb stated they were using new compression software which they claim didn't affect the picture quality. Unfortunately all us punters seem to beg to differ.

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    Re: Headlines - Sky adds Eurosport HD to its line-up, HD channel count rises to 19

    I think much of what's carried on Sky is subject to different compression software now.

    A few folk that have been moaning to Sky about it have been told there's improvements coming shortly. I'll believe it when I see it.

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    Re: Headlines - Sky adds Eurosport HD to its line-up, HD channel count rises to 19

    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue View Post
    A few folk that have been moaning to Sky about it have been told there's improvements coming shortly. I'll believe it when I see it.
    Lets hope so

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    Re: Headlines - Sky adds Eurosport HD to its line-up, HD channel count rises to 19

    I got a letter today from SKY saying I can get Sky HD for 75 quid.

    I am still gonna wait until the subscription fee drops a bit

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    Best news I've heard in a long while, this

    Wonder how long it'll be before they add Eurosport 2 and Men & Motors
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