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Sky+HD Offer
Up to 5 times more detail than standard TV
Most films broadcast in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound

Compare HD Services

What is HD? HD vs Standard TV How to get HD Compare HD Services
If you love movies and also want the best there is from HD, we don't think there is a better option out there at the moment than Sky HD. Even if you aren't bothered by movies, Sky consistently excels in offering more HD content than any other provider.

That's just what we think though! We have put together a comparison guide below so you can make up your own mind.

  Sky HD Virgin Media Freeview HD Freesat HD
Standard setup cost FREE £40 to £89 £0 to £80 £0 to £80
Set up cost notes Free for new customers £40 only if you take the XL TV Package Free if using existing TV aerial Free if using existing satellite dish
HD Receiver cost (With recording functions) FREE FREE From £140 From £115
Lowest HD Monthly fee £29 Per Month £29 Per Month FREE FREE
Monthly fee including Sky Movie HD channels £45 Per Month £57.50 Per Month N/A N/A
Would you own the HD Box? Yes No Yes Yes


HD Availability 98% of UK Limited Limited 98% of UK
Number of HD channels available 46 27 2 3
Number of Movie channels available 35 19 1 8
Number of HD Movie channels available 13 11 0 0
Number of Sport channels available 23 12 2 0
Video On Demand available Yes Yes No No


Link to special offers View Offer None available None available None available


All information listed was correct as of 22nd September 2010 and taken from only official websites of each provider. All prices shown exclude any offers that may be available when the TV package is taken as part of a bundle.