First 720p and 1080i, now 1080p
Subject: Displays | January 26, 2007 - 10:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Arguments about whether a progressive 720 or an interleaved 1080 is the better HD standard are kind of moot with the appearance of 1080p, but the argument about whether investing a lot of money in an HD system right now are still going strong. With this new display type, if you are really utilizing it, you have a resolution above 1920*1200 or higher, which translates to about 1MB per second if you are trying to stream it. TweakTown looks at what this tech can do, and some nice screenshots, as well as discussing the idea of purchasing HD at a time when there is almost no real HD content available.
"These next generation movie formats bring six times the quality of that of regular DVD. How can this be achieved? It all comes
down to the media used to store the movie data. HD-DVD and Blu-ray discs are able to store much more data than a regular 4.7GB
DVD disc. In fact, the storage capacity of a double sided Blu-ray disc is 50GB and HD-DVD is 30GB — even for the latter, that's
over six times the capacity available from the previous DVD standard! That allows film studios to sell movies at much higher
resolutions up to 1920 x 1080, which are progressively scanned, for amazing life-like quality and extreme clarity. If you've
ever experienced true HD content on a large display, it's easy to become highly immersed in the scene and it really feels as if
you are there in the same environment. In comparison and even when HDTV's do their best to upscale content, DVD quality feels
like looking at inferior piece of junk. Forgetting about the whole DRM and HDCP debacle, it's awesome technology."
Here are some more Display articles from around the web:
- Future-Proofing with 1080p @ CoolTechZone
- Samsung LN-S4051D 40 Inch LCD TV and DVD-R145 DVD Recorder @ Futurelooks
- The Rise of the LCD @ PC Mechanic
- Contemporary LCD Monitor
Parameters: Objective and Subjective Analysis @ X-bit Labs
- Westinghouse Digital LTV-46w1 46" LCD 1080i TV
- Three 3D monitors tip up @ The Inquirer
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