HD - Is it worth it?

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  1. As the title suggest.......................
  2. No.

    5 Channels so far I'm told. Same shit, in slightly more detail.

    Fantastic! 8O
  3. Fugly

    Fugly LE DirtyBAT

    Depends what you want to watch.

    Sport, and Discovery-type channels - yes, definitely. Other channels are yet to catch up, so not worth shelling out for the HD subscription just yet.

    Future-proof yourself with a full HD (1080) TV anyway, and wait for the chanells to increase.

    Top tip though - even without an HD subscription, your Sky picture looks a lot sharper if you obtain a sky+HD box, and use the HDMI connection instead of SCART.
  4. Fugly

    Fugly LE DirtyBAT

    26 channels, last time I checked (5 seconds ago) :D
  5. I mean I have a LCD TV HD ready. My GF bought me Sky HD+ (which was nice). Waiting to get it and wondered what I am to expect etc.
  6. It's not just for TV. You have Blu-ray (HD-DVD is kaput) and also games consoles. Plus your home movies of the missus if you get an HD camcorder. Make sure she's got rid of the ingrown hairs first though becuase they'll show.
  7. Just ordered sky+hd, fuckers cant install til 17 Nov! WTF is that about?

    Fatherless cnuts!
  8. LOL................. Im getting it on the 15th NOV
  9. Fugly

    Fugly LE DirtyBAT

    HD Ready. There's half your problem, as you won't be able to receive/appreciate Full HD. The difference IS noticeable.

    But, unless you want the Rugby/Golf/Cricket/homosexualball in brilliant detail, or enjoy the geeky delights offered on channels 520 upwards, I suggest obtaining an HDMI cable from the internet (£4 off fleabay, instead of £35+ from Comet) and enjoy for a while without giving Sky a tenner a month for nothing, if you're not going to use it.

    I do however, and it's worth it for what I want out of it, i feel.

  10. You obviously subscribe to more porn than my contact does 8O :wink:
  11. I have a mate who installs, gonna call him 2moro and see if he can bring it forward, they must be doing some business if there's a 3 week wait
  12. Fugly

    Fugly LE DirtyBAT

    Do you already have Sky+?

    If so, the only difference is a box change, the dish/cables/lnb are the same.

    Tell them to drop a box off, and do it yourself.
  13. Had both Blu ray and HD/DvD for about 6 months now ( Combi drive on PC) and to be honest when the action gets going in most movies that i watch you dont really notice the difference unless you are looking for it. Remember the original Toy Story about half way through you forgot that it was a shite cartoon and watched the film instead, HDtv is pretty much the same you will only notice the difference minly when it becomes the norm and you look back and think what a shite picture we used to put up with.
  14. No, with VM at the mo, but spending far too much money!

    Keeping their broadband tho!
  15. Fugly

    Fugly LE DirtyBAT

    If you want to see the difference, watch Sky Sports 1 with a live game on, then flick over to Sky Sports 1 HD - The quality difference is unreal, especially on a 40" screen (or bigger).