Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Hi Def Rocks!

In an unexpected demonstration of how much more resolution you have on a HD TV signal, the US TV show 'My Name is Earl' has got itself plastered all over nerd sites with the following scene.

On the left hand side of the picture is a guy holding up a sign. On a normal TV this would not be legible due to the reduced resolution, but with HD TV you can clearly read the sign.

HD Beat


Tom said...

I'm not normally materialistic, but my dad has bought an HD wide screen plasma that is 1m wide (which is plenty big in just about any room).

Having seen the benefits of digital HD and the size of the screen I instantly wanted one.

It really is that much better watching even normal TV as most modern programs are recorded with HD, even your backyard blitz and great outdoors (not that I watch them. Not that there's anything wrong with that).

Simply marvellous.

Craig said...

There is a formula that is used to calculate the right screen size for a room.

I think it is 1/3 of the distance between the TV location and seating position. So if your lounge is 3 metres from the TV, then a 1 metre screen will be about right.

My new home theatre is going to be 5.5 metres long... I think I might need a projector :)