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Old 07-29-07, 06:02 AM   #13
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Default Re: Is 720P half HD?

[quote=Eliminator]720p is hd but a bit less than half the number of pixels as
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Old 07-29-07, 10:45 AM   #14
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720p is hd but a bit less than half the number of pixels as
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he was asking if 720p is half hd and i answered
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Old 07-29-07, 12:24 PM   #15
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I run my 50" Sony @ 720P from a PC and it looks amazing.
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Old 07-29-07, 01:52 PM   #16
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I sit about 5 feet away from my 37" 1080p Westinghouse. It seems a bit close but I guess that's what I would want to do according to that chart.
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Old 07-29-07, 10:26 PM   #17
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If you're 8' from a 70" screen your corneas are going to start smoking anyway.
Well, that would be retina actually, but the idea that sitting too close to a TV damages your eyes is a myth. The same with reading in the dark, as that just causes eyestrain but has no chance at causing permanent damage.

The only thing you can do that can damage your eyesight, short of gouging your eyes out, is staring at extremely bright light for too long. And I mean very bright light, staring at a 60w bulb won't even do it.
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Old 07-30-07, 12:30 AM   #18
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Welding flash is horrible, feels like sand in your eye.
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Old 07-30-07, 01:18 AM   #19
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Yeah, bright light literally burns your retina. The tissue in your skin can tolerate it fine, but not your retina.
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You still have to cover your skin when Mig welding it will give you really bad sunburn. Back on topic 720Pee FTW.
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You still have to cover your skin when Mig welding it will give you really bad sunburn. Back on topic 720Pee FTW.
QFT. Back on the 720P topic.
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Both 720P and 1080i/P are full HD. There is no half. It's either HD or it isn't.

evilchris is exactly correct. It all depends on your screen size and viewing distance. I have a 42" 720P DLP set and I sit about 10' or so away. It looks friggin amazing.

1080P FULL HD is just Sony Marketing FUD just like bloorhey being beddar cuz it gotz more Gigabytzzzzzzz.
yes did you even read my post?... i said 720p was HD just simply it has less than half the pixels of 1080p... whats so hard to understand?
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Old 08-01-07, 04:16 PM   #23
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Hi. A quick question. Is 720P Half HD if 1080P is fullHD. I am seeing tv's that are 1080p stating that they are fullhd. Reason being is that I want to buy a tv but the cheapest 1080p set is about £800 whilst the 720p sets are around £390. Thanks
Well, there are some "gadgets" (ie playstation3, hd dvd, computer in/out, etc) that allow 1080p resolution displayed on the screen - but there is NO REAL 1080P broadcasting of any TV network which makes 1080p very not desirable at this moment - if we are talking about TV programs transmitted in 1080p - there's none - and if there is - it's coming from the "gadget" not the real TV network.
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Both 720P and 1080i/P are full HD. There is no half. It's either HD or it isn't.

evilchris is exactly correct. It all depends on your screen size and viewing distance. I have a 42" 720P DLP set and I sit about 10' or so away. It looks friggin amazing.

1080P FULL HD is just Sony Marketing FUD just like bloorhey being beddar cuz it gotz more Gigabytzzzzzzz.
Eh, I don't really agree with that. Sure, both 'HD' and 'Full HD' are just arbitrary labels, but 720p and 1080p are absolutely not arbitrary but actual physical dimensions. The labels are used to differentiate between the two and so there is full reason to use them, just like we use VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, etc. as arbitrary labels for physical computer resolutions, or E6300, E6400 and E6700 to differentiate between Intel processors. I'd be pretty pissed if I bought a 400$ C2D and found it only ran at at 1.8ghz, and would likewise be so if I bought a 'Full HD' television that was only 720p.

Given that both HDDVD and Blu-Ray ship at native 1080p resolution, it only stands to reason that manufacturers differentiate between 720p and 1080p in terms that the consumer can vaguely understand. Sure, they're basically just marketing terms, but the twofold resolution difference definitely warrants some distinction between the two.

I'll agree that calling it 'Full HD' is somewhat disingenuous, but given the native resolutions of the media formats it's also somewhat understandable.
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