1080P HDTV. You Must Have This...

HDTV. Info. FAQ.

1080P HDTV Or 1920 x 1080P.

When You Want True HDTV..

This is a requirement when purchasing a HDTV set for playing High Definition movies, or watching HD Cable, or HD Free Over The Air TV.

1080P or 1920 x 1080P is the best type of HDTV whether it is LCD LCD or Plasma because...

A 1920 x 1080P HDTV will display the FULL High Definition experience.


There are various physical resolutions below the level of 1080P.

Anything below 1920 X 1080P is NOT a true HDTV. 1366 x 768 is one, 720P another, but this type of panel is usually named HD Ready, meaning, it is NOT HDTV.

To display HDTV signals, a HD Ready TV will "downscale" the picture or "compress" the picture inside it's graphics processor board, allowing it to fit into a physically smaller panel.

If you play any non HD movie on any True HDTV, the Graphics processor board inside the TV will upgrade and expand the signal to fit the panel and you will get a good picture, probably a lot better than the original.

But, this is NOT True HDTV either.

You need a 1080P signal from a Blu-Ray DVD or a PS3.

HD Ready and EDTV and even SDTV sets are still out there though, and will be very attractively discounted...

BUT, they are not True HDTVs...

To know what to look for, go to a store and ask to see and to listen to a HD Movie on a TRUE 1920x1080P HDTV that is fed by a Blu-Ray player.

This is your "homework"...

Your first task is to go to a store, or visit a friend who has one, and see this first hand.

Don't forget about the surround sound track which is encoded onto the disc.

Some brands have surround speakers built in, some don't.

It's worth checking that aspect out.

Especially if you have a surround sound system already.

Some of the newest HDTV's have built in surround sound systems, including subwoofers, as well!

Samsung's 81 series for one.

Some of the sets out there have really dismal speakers installed in the front panel.

When you hear the difference between stereo and surround sound, you will be converted to True HDTV.

When You Want To Play HD Games, on an XBox or a PS3, You MUST have 1080P HDTV.


Because the native format of a 1080P, or to be more exact, a 1920x1080P (Pixel Count) Display is able to show your games without HDTV Lag.

Now before you go to check that page out, remember...

If the OUTPUT resolution of your console is set to the same resolution as the INPUT device (Your HDTV)...then...

You should not have any lag.

If you are playing a HD game.

Some HDTV's also have a Game Mode, for that option, look in the menu system.

If you are playing a Non HD game, or an older title, you probably will have lag.

Probably, because different brands and models perform differently.

Some have a lot of lag, some don't.


Because the graphics processor inside the HDTV takes time to process and expand that virtual lower resolution signal to fit the physically higher resolution 1920x1080P Panel.

Some of the cheaper chips are faster, and process video data quicker and give better speed results at the expense of quality.

Which is why 1080p HDTV sets fed with 1080p signals outperform 720p sets with games.

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