HD Ready - HD or not

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RedmanJB

Guest
I was in a electronics store and was informed that "HD Ready" tvs can't actually display HD graphics. Is this true?
 

scarty16

Well-known Member
define HD graphics

HD Ready means the display must accept

  • 1080i and 720p at 50 & 60 hz

    Resolution of the screen must be more than 720
 
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RedmanJB

Guest
I was told that TVs with the "HD Ready" symbol even with the aid of a HD box were incapable of showing true HD quality.
 

hottstuff

Banned
RedmanJB said:
I was told that TVs with the "HD Ready" symbol even with the aid of a HD box were incapable of showing true HD quality.

"with the aid of a HD Box"
:rotfl:

HD=High Resolution/Bitrate.
1920 x 1080 is the highest HD resolution through a set top box or HD-DVD.

Go back to the store and ask him/her , how do you get TRUE HD.
Maybe he's a member of a secret club :rolleyes:
 

neilmcl

Well-known Member
RedmanJB said:
I was told that TVs with the "HD Ready" symbol even with the aid of a HD box were incapable of showing true HD quality.
Again, define what you mean by "true HD quality".
 

musti

Active Member
It's the "HD Compatable" ones that you have to be dubious of. They may have the screen resolution, but no HDMI input.

I was always under the impression that "HD Ready" means at least 1x HMDI or DVI-D input and a screen resolution of over 720p.

-Jonathan.
 
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RedmanJB

Guest
neilmcl said:
Again, define what you mean by "true HD quality".

I'm not as knowledgeable as some of you on the subject. Quite simply I was wondering whether a HD Ready tv would be the same as a HD compatible tv. I'm sorry I can't explain it as good as that.
 

hutch

Distinguished Member
HD Ready and HD compatible are not the same.

HD compatible will not display a HD picture.

HD ready will display a HD picture if you feed it with HD material.

:)
 

scarty16

Well-known Member
HD Ready -

  • screen resolution >= 720

Display accepts the following signals

  • 1080i & 720p @ 50hz & 60hz through HDMI/DVI AND Component
  • HDMI/DVI also accepts HDCP (copy protection encrypted material)

HD Compatible means at least one of teh above requirements is not met therefore avoid like it is "Jade Goody" giving you a "come hither" look.
 

Nick_UK

Banned
"HD compatible" TV's will accept HDTV signals, but will not display them in HD.
 

ianh64

Active Member
There is no definition for HD Compatible. It can mean whatever the sales person wants to ensure that you buy the particular TV ;)

'HD Ready' is a licensed term by EICTA. It too can mean whatever the sales person wants it to mean and comes with an easily photocopied sticker
HDreadyLogo-142227A.jpg
, but if you buy a TV described as 'HD Ready' and it is not, then you have the law on your side.

EICTA also license the HDTV logo which is something completely different.
 

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