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What s the deal with HD and SD?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Leerock, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Leerock

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    I know HD means high definition
    But what does SD means?
    I ve got a pioneer 435.
    Is it HD or SD? :cool:
     
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  3. Leerock

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    thanks for your fast reply:smashin:
    is 435 hd or sd?
     
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    I'd guess the 435 is a HD screen? Does 1024x860 or so .
     
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    The Pioneer PDP435 is 'High resolution' not HD. If we want to be fussy, as far as the CEA (consumer electronics association) are concerned, for an LCD, plasma or projector to be HD it must conform to one of the two HD format resolutions. That is either 1280x720 (720p) or 1920x1080(1080i & 1080p). Anything else is either SD (1024x576 or 852x480) or can be considered High resolution. All would have to scale the incoming image to meet the native resolution of the display. Pioneer are a little cheeky calling their display HD, it is certainly HD compatible, but talking numbers it falls 135,168 pixels short of 720p.
    At present there are NO true HD plasmas that I am aware of. There are one or two LCD panels and of course any DLP projector with TI's mustang chip are all true 720p products.

    Hope this clears up a little confusion circulating around.
     

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