We’ve all been buying HD ready TVs and listening to reports banging on about how we need to get HD TV, but do we really take advantage? Short of playing a few next gen console games in the definition they were truly designed for it’s unlikely. Fortunately, Sky HD has everything that’s needed to make the most of your new HD TV including the PVR.
The Sky HD Box currently costs between £199 and £249 when purchased with a subscription. As well as enabling you to watch a hefty chunk of High Definition channels, the HD box is also a PVR (Personal Video Records) enabling you to record up to 80 hours of television. It also lets you record one channel while you watch another.
Of the HD subscription packages currently available, Sky has the most expansive and it is constantly growing. In the last month or so various new channels have been added including FX HD, Rush HD, and various new movies and sports HD packages. Sky currently boasts the largest collection of HD channels in Europe with approximately 20 channels available with programs broadcast in 720p and 1080i resolution depending on the broadcaster’s preferences.
High Definition Television offers a greatly improved viewing experience when compared to Standard Definition. Colours are improved, images are crystal clear, and even the sound is improved when you plug the Sky HD box into a Dolby 5.1 surround system.