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I am still waiting on both the free HDMI cable from virgin and the one I ordered, got v+ on thu which is currently connected via a scart while flicking around channels I turned on BBC HD and noticed that the PQ was a good bit better than any other channel, I repeatedly tested this to make sure it wasn't just that program or my imagination and consistently the channel looked better no matter what was on.

Has anyone else ever watched HD material over a scart and noticed that it is better quality than SD?

Is this just my imagination or are the other channels likely to be transmitting in a lower quality than even a scart cable can carry?
 
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Anonymous

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Since getting Sky HD, BBC HD has become one of my favourite channels. ÿthe picture and sound quality is great.

Later with Jules Holland is my pick.
 
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I'm no expert on the subject, but TV channels are broadcast at different bitrates - ITV channels are among the worst in my opinion, while BBC channels are much better. I don't doubt that BBC HD will be broadcast at a higher bitrate, and will look slightly better even via Scart. I too have V+ - just wait until you get your HDMI cable, the difference will be astonishing!
 

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There's also a quality difference between and even with footage within programmes. eg. The BBC HD advert from the Natural World showing a polar bear sliding down a snow slope is terrible!!!! Its extremely soft and looks out of focus. I don't know who's idea it was to use that as a showcase! Other programmes / episodes / chapters in programmes and movies looks gorgeous.

You have to take them as they come.

That said, I understand that BBC HD does use a higher bit rate than ITV and it shows. I watched a football match last week on ITV HD and whilst it looked great when the picture was still, the artefacts from movement through the compression were terrible. Quite blurry and grainy at times.
 
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Anonymous

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wierd eh?, so we don't actually need HD TV's to take advantage of HD material - watching an HD source over a scart will be better then watching the current low bit-rate TV we get.

I knew some channels were poor (any can indeed see taht with my own eyes) but I didn't expect to see an improvement between BBC and BBC HD over a scart cable!
 

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