two pronged question: LCD resolution and 1080p

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  1. Todd K

    Todd K Second Unit

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    Hi all, I'm so out of the loop on HDTV I have to go back to the basics section.

    I'm trying to help my parents pick out an LCD HDTV. All of them seem to have the resolution of 1366x768 or some such number. Where in the world does 768 come from? I'd always thought that the standard displays came in 720 or 1080 vertical resolutions.

    Also, speaking of resolutions, is there reason to worry that these TVs don't display 1080p? I see people saying it's the wave of the future, but will there ever really be any media in 1080p anyways?

    Thanks for your attention.
     
  2. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    It appears that almost all (if not all) HD-DVD and Blu-Ray disks will be 1080p.
     
  3. JeremyErwin

    JeremyErwin Producer

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    1280x768 and 1024x768 are two common resolutions for computer LCDs. Probably not terribly difficult to add 86 more columns. Few devices can output 768p, so scaling artifacts might just be visible.
     

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