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did a very short google search and came across this article
its no necessarily fact...but the bit that caught my eye was this paragraph
"The terms HD ready and HD compatible are being used around the industrial world for marketing purposes. They indicate that a TV or display is able to accept video over an HDMI connection, using a new connector design, the main purpose of which seems to be to ensure that digital video is only passed over an interface which, by agreement, incorporates copyright protection. Even HD-ready sets do not necessarily have enough pixels to display video to the 1080-line (1920x1080) or 720-line (1280x720) HD standards in full resolution without interpolation, and HD-compatible sets are often just standard-definition sets with an HDMI input. This is a confusing use of the terms HD and hdtv."
so it would seem that current HD Ready tv's aren't REALLY ready (or atleast the indication is more like "i've got a funky input") for the revolution.
Now i know why there's a sony 50inch plasma in makro for 999 plus vat. its probably does not have the resolution capabilities of 720line nevermind 1080 line.
I take it the standard of 1080 or 720 lines hasn't been agreed yet? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/book.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/book.gif
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The Sky HD will output 720 progressive and 1080 interlaced and will also have component outputs as well as the HDMI interface which is a shame because my CRT can take 480p but blacks out on 720p through the component cables