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19th November 2006, 20:50 #1
Help with TV jargon!
Im looking to buy a new tv and i know there is the full HD coming out. I was looking at the spec of a tv and i came across this which i didnt really understand.
Resolution : 1366 x 768 pixels
Resolution Support : 1080i (HD)
Now i know the "full HD" is 1080i and normal HD is 720p.
So this tv is 720p but what is the resolution support?
Also on another tv it says in the spec
HDTV compatibility 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i
what does this mean?
19th November 2006, 22:36 #2
the display resolution is the amount of pixels that the screen has, so in this case 1366 x 768 panel. However internal processing of the signal input means that various levels of signal can be displayed full screen. In other words if you have an old analogue picture it is processed and displayed at 1366x768 or if you have a fullHD signal it is also processed and displayed at 1366x768.
So 'support' just means that the internal processing copes with the 1080i signal and can down-scale it to display correctly.
Hope that helps.
----- just to add also, the 'normal' HiDef at 720p also needs processing to display correctly on a 1366x768 panel. The processing and conversion of all these signals is big influence on making a display screen good or bad.
I would say more than 9 out of 10 people in the uk do not understand HiDef tv and at the moment the industry can get away with murder.
Last edited by pinkhelmets; 19th November 2006 at 22:43.
19th November 2006, 22:51 #3
thanx very much for clearing that up makes sense now.
basically just buying a cheap HD tv for when i get my PS3 in March........well could be anytime knowing Sony.
21st November 2006, 01:48 #4
Originally Posted by ice2004
'Full' HD is 1080p and I think that the PS3 will be capable of this. I've got to say you're missing out on 'next generation' gaming already. Gears of War looks absolutely stunning on my plasma and the sound, AI etc. are like nothing I've ever seen before. I'm no fanboy - I just wan't to play the best console at any given time.
31st December 2006, 18:34 #5
Originally Posted by pinkhelmets
So if you were to play a PS3 game on a 720p tv which supported a 1080 signal and a 720p TV which didn't, how noticable would the difference be? Would it be worth paying say an extra £100 for the one which offers 1080i support?
1st January 2007, 12:27 #6
i dont believe you would see any difference whatsoever. The ps3 will output in 720 or 1080 an the end difference would be displayed the same on your screen if it was only a 720p.
Just match the output to suit your screen and you get the best picture your screen can provide. I was trying to just point out above that all the different specs that float around with retailers dont mean much..... a screen is as good as its processing and actual display picture, so you really need to look in the flesh rather than read all these confusing tech specs .
The jargon is only there to sell a product, it means very little nowadays.
1st January 2007, 14:57 #7
Ok, it does tend to get confusing when three quarters of the webpage is just tv jargon thanks very much for reply!
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