SKY+ satellite SDI modification

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BLUEPLATINUM

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I just discovered some facinating information about a modification you can do to a SKY+ box that provides it with a digital video output suitable for feeding to the digital inputs on plasma/projection displays i.e. eliminating the D to A then A to D conversion.

Read info here: http://www.irj-tech.com/skysdi.html

Given that SKY+ has been "cutting edge" by providing optical digital audio outputs, I am surprised that the new generation machines are not now providing the digital video feature as standard given the proliferation of plasma/LCD and projection kit now on the market.

Does anyone in this forum have experience of this and would you recommend it? The screenshots certainly indicate a good improvement in picture quality.
 
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Although I don't have a $ly+ box, let alone the conversion, I have followed this mod with interest. I have also communicated with Ian a few times and he says that there may be a chance of digital optical output when they offer the new High Definition box, whenever that might be.

Unfortunately, Ian's site was hacked a short while ago and the forum was compromised but let's hope he gets it back on line again. Truthfully there wasn't much posted there but I would like there to have been as I find it absolutely fascinating.

PaulR
 
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I have sky+ with sdi modification and it works a treat on my 42" sony plasma direct from my pc. SOOOO much better

SDI modded V1 boxes deliver the best quality picture available.

You can get the boxes brand new from Pluggedin.tv for about £550 and more information is available at http://www.irj-tech.com/skysdi.html

I have two spare you can find them on ebay, you can find them here

Any questions let me know
 
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