Just turned Sky News on my V6 box and the picture looks washed out compared to other channels. I read on another forum that Sky News on Virgin generally has a bad picture. I subscribe to the Mix bundle so don't have Sky News HD. Just know the SD picture shouldn't be this bad.
I can't say as I watch Sky News much, but I certainly wouldn't call their picture on Virgin "bad" - out of interest, what other forum have you seen these comments on? I'd expect Sky News SD to be on a par with other Sky SD channels - so One, Witness, Living etc.
Fair enough!! Well I've had a look around various channels where there's SD/HD available, and HD is naturally brighter and sharper (as I'd expect) but I don't see anything noticeably worse with Sky SD than, say, Nat Geo SD or Paramount SD