Is 1024 x 768 HD ??

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andyk77

Guest
Looking to buy a 42" plasma HD tv and a bit confused by the resolution specs.

I understand truly HD TV is at least 1280 x 720 (advertised as 720p)

however the panasonic 42" plasma tvs are all 1024 x 768 which is less pixels than that mentionned above and thus not technically HD.

Does this matter ? is the picture going to be noticeably different?

any help appreciated

cheers

:confused:
 

hornydragon

Well-known Member
Hi and welcome
the "HD ready" spec only states a vertical res not a horizontal one, all plasma at 42" and smaller are 1024 horizontal at the moment and use none square pixels to maintian a Wide aspect (1024x768 is 4:3) but the screens are 16:9. But have no fear they will show High Definition Video and TV no problem
 
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andyk77

Guest
Thanks for that,

does that mean that if you have a 1280 x 720 HD input that the picture will be distorted to fit on the 1024 x 768 screen or will it just not fill the entire screen ?

cheers
 

loz

Well-known Member
andyk77 said:
Thanks for that,

does that mean that if you have a 1280 x 720 HD input that the picture will be distorted to fit on the 1024 x 768 screen or will it just not fill the entire screen ?

cheers
It won't be distorted, it will be scaled. Quite different (to me at least)
i.e it wont be squashed, but it will have lines removed

Edit: I should say "it will have information removed"
 

Downinja

Well-known Member
Hornydragon nailed it, non square pixels.

It won't have lines removed at all it will show 720 lines easily as it has 768 vertical resolution.
 

hornydragon

Well-known Member
actually it has columns rescaled (interpolated) to fit 1280 columns of info into 1024 columns of pixels
 

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