How to do hi-def

2006 is fast shaping up to the be the year of high definiton, so now's a good time to brain-up on the subject and avoid buying an obsolete telly. We

2006 is fast shaping up to the be the year of high definiton, so now's a good time to brain-up on the subject and avoid buying an obsolete telly. We'll be telling you about the kit to look for in next month's Stuff - out August 3rd - but in the meantime Sky's set up a very useful site on all things HD. The site's got a tonne of info on Sky's plans. The satellite king's going to start HD in 2006, broadcasting live Premiership matches, movies, documentaries and Sky One fare in 1080i or 720p. A lot of the shows will have a 5.1 Dolby soundtrack and you'll be able to record and pause live programmes like you can with Sky+. The most useful part of the site, however, is the advice on what to look for when buying a 'High Def Ready' TV. Basically you need a resolution that supports a minimum of 720 lines wide, a DVI or HDMI socket with HDCP (copy protection) and support for 1080i/25 or 720p/50 (the number of lines and frames shown per second). There's an excellent jargon buster, too. Sky HD