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Changing Sky TV setting instantly makes your shows and movies look better

A SIMPLE Sky TV trick can make the tell you watch look much better.

It only takes a few seconds to change – and it can make a world of difference.


Make sure you’ve got the right download settingsCredit: Sky

We’re talking about the download quality of your on-demand Sky content.

You can actually choose from three different quality settings.

These options include SD (Standard Definition), HD (High Definition), and UHD (Ultra High Definition).

The latter is the best, and roughly equivalent to 4K.

So choose that if you want the very best quality for your downloads.

To do this, press Home on your Sky Q remote.

Now go to Settings > Setup > Preferences.

And then in On Demand Default Download Format, choose your quality.

There are a few things to bear in mind.

Firstly, downloading content in higher quality means that the files will be bigger.

Downloading in UHD takes up a lot more space than HD, and far more than SD.

So if you download loads of content, you might want to be wary of selecting UHD.

However, it could get you into a good habit of deleting content you don’t need any more.

You can also choose to download individual shows in SD, HD or UHD if you prefer.

The second thing to note is that these settings won’t make much difference if you don’t have the right TV.

Many modern TVs now support 4K Ultra HD – and even large sets can be bought quite cheaply now.

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But it’s possible that your TV may only support HD 720p or Full HD 1080p.

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