What You Need to Know About Best Resolution TV

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When it comes to shopping for and purchasing a new television there are many new and confusing features that are included with these televisions.  The introduction of HD televisions onto the market also introduced the consumer to a large amount of digital jargon and terms associated with the contrast, type and resolution of these televisions.  Before purchasing a HD television it is necessary to do a little research into these features and one of the more important of these is to understand the resolution aspect of these televisions and how to get the best resolution from your TV.

Many of the televisions on the market at the moment all feature many different technicalities making the previously easy exercise of choosing a TV a little more complicated.  When it comes to choosing a television based on the resolution of the screen consumers are confronted with technicalities such as 1080i, 1080p and 720p especially when the television considered is a HDTV.  These technicalities can be confusing at first however the numbers tell the consumer what the screen resolution is for that particular TV.  The number, such as 1080 refers to the amount of small dots or pixels that make up the picture on the screen.  The number 1080 equates to 1080 rows with 1920 vertical lines and a television that has 720 equates to 720 rows with 1280 vertical lines.

To understand the resolution of these HDTVs it is first necessary to multiply these numbers together which will give you the total number of dots or pixels which make up the screen.  For a 1080 high definition television the screen contains 2,073,600 pixels which gives the viewer a sharp clear picture with amazing image clarity.  Traditional or standard definition televisions have a much lower pixel number such as 84,480 pixels which is significantly lower than the HDTV competition and explains the huge difference between these technologies when it comes to comparing the resolution and clarity of the images on these televisions.

The last part of the resolution number is a letter which follows the number.  The two letters used are an ‘I’ and a ‘p’ and they are included with the numbers and written as, for example 720p.  These two letters refer to the way that the screen of the television refreshes.  The ‘I’ stands for interlaced which means the refresh process works in an alternating pattern and the ‘p’ stands for progressive and means that the screen is refreshed one row at a time.  Generally HDTVs that use progressive technology give a slightly better resolution than the HDTVs that use interlaced technology.

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