Thursday, 21 June 2012

When is a HD telly Not a HD telly??

Answer When it is a 720 HD Ready telly...

You may think a HD Ready telly is actually capable of high-definition – well it’s not

You see them in Curry’s (other TV shops are available) “HD Ready telly”

They don’t sound very different, yet the way retailers use "HD Ready" is basically a bit of a rip off, they should be cauled ½HD or HD.5. its very misleading


•Standard TV – in the UK it usually has 576 horizontal lines.
•HD Ready – has a minimum 720 horizontal lines.
•Full HD – has a minimum 1080 horizontal lines.

The higher the number of lines, the greater the density of the screen, so the higher the definition.   

The difference between the minimum definition of Full HD and HD Ready is far bigger than the gap between HD Ready and the old, standard definition – so it’s little surprise people don’t notice too much of an improvement when upgrading.

So there you have it, you only get that you pay for, but it would help to let you know if you were getting value for money is the point of sale was a little clearer in their definitions…

The term is technically correct, but its being misused

Did you think "HD Ready" means that the television is ready to receive a HD signal – and technically that is correct – and exactly what it was intended to mean in the early days ie, it has the ability to show a picture based on a high-definition input.

It’s worth noting that even if you have a HD telly, unless the signal and programme are in HD eg, via Blu-ray or a Sky HD box (watching a HD channel, with a programmne in HD) your picture won’t be). So there’s no point in getting full HD if you don’t have something or intend getting something that plays out in HD.

Our suggestion is Check out the resolution – a 720 resolution TVs is in all honesty only "Half HD"

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