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Virgin Media upgrade to HD box

tom2b

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Till recently, I have used an old 32"Panasonic CRT TV on Virgin media cable (SD)box, and found the picture quality''very acceptable'.

I have now bought a Samsung UE37EH5000, and unsurprisingly the picture quality ranges from poor to acceptable~this is supposed to have Freesat HD, but this presumably is not routed through the VM box.

The answer to this seems to be to get a VM HD box, and I will then enjoy fabulous HD quality.....?!, or are there any other considerations??
 

laserman16

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Well, if you want to use the Freesat HD tuner installed in the TV you will need a Satellite dish put up and connect the TV direct to that.
 

hammill

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tom2b said:
Till recently, I have used an old 32"Panasonic CRT TV on Virgin media cable (SD)box, and found the picture quality''very acceptable'.

I have now bought a Samsung UE37EH5000, and unsurprisingly the picture quality ranges from poor to acceptable~this is supposed to have Freesat HD, but this presumably is not routed through the VM box.

The answer to this seems to be to get a VM HD box, and I will then enjoy fabulous HD quality.....?!, or are there any other considerations??
Surely the answer is to get a satellite dish and tell Virgin you don't need to pay them anything.
 

tom2b

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Thanks for reply guys,

Was Really looking for confirmation that if I upgrade to an HD box, that I will then have an improvement in picture quality, both for SD channels and HD channels. ..?
 

f1only

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tom2b said:
Thanks for reply guys,

Was Really looking for confirmation that if I upgrade to an HD box, that I will then have an improvement in picture quality, both for SD channels and HD channels. ..?
The SD channels will be upscaled by the box & the HD channels can be output up to 1080i
 
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Anonymous

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If you want HD, get Sky. Far better choice of HD channels than Freesat or Virgin.
 
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Anonymous

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Hi. I'm thinking about buying the 37" Eh5000 and was wondering if you recommend it?
 

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