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post #21 of 44
Lol, try telling someone to sit 3 feet from their 20" TV and see how that looks. If monitors weren't HD for the last 15 years we wouldn't be able to sit as close to them as we have and had a clear image at the same time.

I do hate when monitor manufacturers state their monitor is HD. It is to help the computer illiterate I guess.
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post #22 of 44
This is brilliant, I love the fact that 'TV people' are finally catching up and getting some decent resolutions. It's funny how these TV's are supposed to be ground-breaking when pc monitors have been performing in HD since the big bang.

I'm really not getting the idea of any computer monitors over 1600x1200 as the higher resolution you give it, the bigger it needs to be and therefore the further away you should be to avoid eye-strain, neck-strain etc. It's almost a false economy!
Unless you need raw desktop space then fair play.
What needs to happen is for the manufacturers to squeeze high resolutions into smaller monitors, then you don't have to sit 2 metres back.

I guess the idea of TV's getting bigger is because you're likely to be sitting much further away. As it's been said already, broadcast HD is bandwidth limited, so if you're not into pre-recorded then there isn't much point going 1080p, and if you want to watch pre-recorded, you could save yourself a bundle by using a computer monitor. (Not the best if you're entertaining mind you)
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WOW!!! The HD Standard in the first place has to be at a 16:9 ratio. All SD is in a 4:3 ratio.
Then to add to the HD standard, they have to have atleast a 720P signal (which is 1280x720 resolution). 480P is called "Enhanced Definition TV EDTV" But reall HD starts at 720P. So in conclusion: If you have a square monitor, it is not HD, It has good clarity and high resolution, but it is not HD unless it is a 16:9 monitor, and can do atleast 1280x720.
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post #24 of 44
moose is mostly wrong//. He seems like one of my friends...

I told him that all 22" monitors have 1680x1050 (or whatever they are) and hes like "well mine is running higher than that now!" and I'm like "thats not possible, don't lie" and hes like "no its my monitor and I'm looking at it right now, it says its higher than that!" so I was all like "well samsungs website says that you're wrong" and hes all like "oh, well its just a typo, because mines definitely higher!"

omg noob, although it gives most of the internet some epic lulz
maybe he'll be the next superstar of the webbernet!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Duckydude View Post
I thought:

740x480 = HD

1920 x 1080 = True HD

Anything above HD, was technically HD and same for above True HD.
wrong

640x480 = 480i
740x480 = 480i widescreen

1366x768 and higher is HD
    
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WOW!!! The HD Standard in the first place has to be at a 16:9 ratio. All SD is in a 4:3 ratio.
Then to add to the HD standard, they have to have atleast a 720P signal (which is 1280x720 resolution). 480P is called "Enhanced Definition TV EDTV" But reall HD starts at 720P. So in conclusion: If you have a square monitor, it is not HD, It has good clarity and high resolution, but it is not HD unless it is a 16:9 monitor, and can do atleast 1280x720.
Nope. You missed the part about scaling maybe? HD vs SD is purely about pixel. You are not getting a TRUE hd picture if you're not running it widescreen (16:9) but it's still HD none the less. HD has nothing to do with monitor size or shape for that matter. It has everything to do with the DEFINITION. if it's HIGH definition, you have more pixels than a STANDARD definition TV.

the HD Standard only applies to TV, and it does read something like "it must be 16:9 to be HD), but that's only a TV broadcasting standards, not the standard for HD itself, or for HD displays.
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also HD is 16:9

computer monitors are 16:10
    
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also HD is 16:9

computer monitors are 16:10
just because computer monitors are 16:10 and not 16:9 does not mean there anymore or any-less HD ,HD is defined the amount of pixels the make up the screen. not the screen ratio. If your case was true that only 16:9 was hd then movies in some sort of HD format (blu ray or hd dvd) that are 2.35:1 or any other ratio wouldn't be able to call them selfs HD
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WOW!!! The HD Standard in the first place has to be at a 16:9 ratio. All SD is in a 4:3 ratio.
Then to add to the HD standard, they have to have atleast a 720P signal (which is 1280x720 resolution). 480P is called "Enhanced Definition TV EDTV" But reall HD starts at 720P. So in conclusion: If you have a square monitor, it is not HD, It has good clarity and high resolution, but it is not HD unless it is a 16:9 monitor, and can do atleast 1280x720.
The ratio does not matter. It is just the resolution. The word "definition" is directly correlated to resolution.

A 1280x1024 monitor can fit 1280x720 with a 1:1 pixel ratio. No scaling or stretching needed.

Think about it... how is a 2560x1600 not considered HD? It's 16:10 ratio but it's resolution is still much greater than 1080p?
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HD TVs and Monitors are different. Although computer monitors can have a better res than a TV makes them 'HD' but they can't run exactly at TV's HD standards, such as 720i/p or 1080i/p. What makes the difference as well is the 'i' or the 'p'. 'i' meaning interlaced or 'p' meaning 'progressive'. These are different methods of scanning and a tv can use progressive which is smoother and other stuff.... Personally, i'd rather monitors...
Oh and HDMI is identical to DVI except hdmi transmits sound as well (so cheap way round gettin a HD for PS3/XBOX users!)

Finally, a while back, i was told HD tvs is actually an old technology that was released in america years and years ago (long before the UK)...dunno if thats true?
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