HDTV abbr High Definition Television

July 24, 2012

CIMM DEFINITION: A television display technology that provides picture quality greater than that of traditional Standard Definition (SD) and digital sound similar to that of compact discs. (Source: Nielsen)

2: There are at least 18 different formats, but the ones most commonly in use are 1080i and 720p. CEA has established an icon which is used on HD monitors.  Consistent language is critical here as well as differentiating between true HD and other formats.

3: HDMI also allows STBs the ability to begin logging when television sets are on or off. (Source: TIVO)

4: A higher quality signal resolution using a digital format for the transmission and reception of TV signals. HDTV provides about five times more picture information (picture elements or pixels) than conventional television, creating clarity, wider aspect ratio, and digital quality sound. (Source: itvt.com/glossary)

NOTE – HD vs. SD measurement

NOTE – There are three definitions for HD content:  “Native HD” – refers to content filmed in HD, and does NOT apply to converted material; “True HD” — refers to content that is shot and mastered in HD, but may also apply to some converted material; and “HD” which applies to any kind of HD programming, including all converted content.