Talk:Sky+ HD

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Subscription cost[edit]

Would I be right in thinking that the £9.99 subscription is completely separate from a normal Sky subscription, so that you can either:

a) Buy this only, watch the channels listed, but not otherwise have access to Sky channels.
b) Buy this and a standard Sky subscription and get everything (but most of the Sky Channels won't be HD)

Please explain in the article, especially how the channels fit in with the overall range of Sky Channels, ie what you can't get in HD as well as what you can. CalJW 01:41, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Just updated the page with full subscription details (no confirmed prices still!). I'm afraid of the two options listed above, only 'b' is available, you have to have standard channel subscriptions to watch the channels as well as a HD sub. Bluejam

Five US and Five Life[edit]

As far as I am aware, these channels have never been rumoured to be coming to the Sky HD platform. I think there is some confusion here relating to the new SD channels with these names. I have removed them from the rumoured list for the time being, if this is incorrect, please provide a reference. Sibruk 21:53, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Sky HD (not SkyHD)[edit]

There should be a space. Damiancorrigan 20:25, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Moved the page on that basis, as per the Sky HD web site: http://www.sky.com/hd/Robwingfield (talk) 12:34, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

itv hd[edit]

itv hd is no longer broadcasting so can't be a possible channel for sky hd

Surround Sound[edit]

For those of us who still don't have a HD TV, or those who do, but prefer to watch the normal sky channels, will they still be able to get Dolby 5:1 digital sound from the free channels and those non sky ones such as BBC, ITV or BBC HD ?

Also, will the PVR work on the free channels without a sky subscription? - And does the box have freeview too? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 86.132.221.161 (talk) 17:52, 29 January 2007 (UTC).
This does not relate to the Wikipedia article. You'll find a very helpful forum for your questions here: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=152 Please clean up this talk page by removing this section once you have seen my reply. Sibruk 18:06, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Shufflecast channels?[edit]

There is no indication as to which HD channels are shufflecast of the non-HD equivalents I believe Sky Arts, Sky One, Sky Movies 9 & 10 are.

Stephen Howe 15:23, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Sky HD STB with Remote HiRes.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 05:01, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Citations[edit]

Should the notice still be up stating that this article cites no sources, since it now has 6? 86.144.160.115 (talk) 16:52, 11 June 2008 (UTC) ajmint (talkemailcontribssubpages) 16:56, 11 June 2008 (UTC)


Sample Sky+ HD Images[edit]

I have example shots of the improved quality that sky+ HD brings, and comparison shots to the standard SD quality. I would be happy for you to use this images. If an editor would like to add them. http://www.hdtvlounge.net/wp-content/uploads/lost_comparison.jpg http://www.hdtvlounge.net/wp-content/uploads/Lost_SD_Desmond_Small.jpg Ma2t (talk) 20:36, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Whilst an illustration of SD vs HD sounds like a good idea, I think great care is also needed to avoid it reading like an advert for Sky HD, that isn't the purpose of Wikipedia.
For example, I don't think we should be using language such as "improved quality that sky+ HD brings". As this is a) to some degree a subjective statement, and b) the ability to compare a SD and HD picture is impaired by any number of factors such as, the encoding of the source material (US SD is lower definition than UK SD), how the SD and HD variations of the channels are muxed at the precise instance in time (or general policies on this), and the equipment that the picture is decoded and viewed on. Pit-yacker (talk) 14:19, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Sports sponsorship[edit]

Sky+ HD recently started sponsoring the British Cycling track team:

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/web/site/BC/tra/News2008/20081030_SkyTeam.asp

Is it worth a mention on this article?

Iainjones1980 (talk) 22:20, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Removal of list of channels[edit]

Shouldn't the list of channels\future channels be moved to the dedicated page, due to it's size. One day this will have to be done, should it be done now? —Preceding unsigned comment added by DarkLight748 (talkcontribs) 14:20, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Its not that long, and without the list that page would be very small, probably best to wait for a few more channels —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.108.172.197 (talk) 12:35, 29 May 2009 (UTC)