What is HD-Ready TV?

HD-Ready TV


The ability of TVs to display high-definition television signals. The term HD-Ready has been officially used in Europe since January 2005, when the European Information Systems, Telecommunications Technology, and Consumer Electronics Industry Association (EICTA) introduced the logo as a quality mark to distinguish between display devices capable of processing and displaying high-definition television signals. The logo is awarded based on minimum functional requirements. Displays must support a minimum resolution of 720 lines when displayed wide. Video interfaces require an Analogue YPbPr or DVI/HDMI (with HDCP Content Protection) analog component connector. In addition, support for high-resolution formats 1280×720@50 is required./60Hz progressive (“720p”) or 1920×1080@50 /60Hz interlaced (“1080i“).

What is the difference between HD-Ready and Full HD TVs?

HD Ready has a lower screen resolution, around 720p. Whereas Full HD is all above 1080p (or 1080i if interlaced). HD Ready will work with your HD devices or broadcast signal, but they will downscale the signal to 720p if it’s broadcast at 1080. However, on smaller TV screens, you won’t notice the difference.

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