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1080P – Time for a Reality Check!

With HD DVD, Blu-ray and HDTVs, it is difficult to ignore the 1080p claims that have been boasted by companies aiming for our hard earned cash. However here is a very useful and interesting read regarding this so called 1080p:

To get your attention, marketers are referring to 1080p as ‘full spec’ HD or ‘true’ HD, a phrase also used by more than one HD veteran in the broadcast industry. We’re hearing about ‘1080p content’ coming out of Hollywood, from broadcasters, from cable systems, and from direct broadcast satellite services.

The budding format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD for the next generation of high definition DVD players promises the same thing – 1080p content at high bit rates, finally realizing the full potential of HDTV.


Enough of this nonsense. It’s time to set the record straight, to clear up the air about what 1080p is and isn’t.

Link: 1080P – Time for a Reality Check!

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James Woodcock

James is a Freelance Journalist, Copywriter, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming, gadgets and technology, both retro and modern. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles, including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, whilst also interviewing well-known industry figures for popular online publications. Creator of the ScummVM Music Enhancement Project and host of the Game & Gadget Podcast. View his portfolio for more information.

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