HDTV

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

Panasonic TH-58PZ750U HDTV Short for High-definition Television, HDTV is a next generation of television first approved by ATSC in December 24, 1996 that offers higher resolutions and clarity.

HDTV resolutions

The HDTV standard defines display resolutions of:

  • 1080i (1,080 lines of pixels in an interlaced configuration)
  • 1080p (1,080 lines of pixels displayed progressively)
  • 720p (720 lines, progressive)

HDTVs are displayed on a wider screen because of the 16:9 aspect ratio although not all wide screen displays are capable of displaying HD. The picture is an example image of a 1080p HDTV, the Panasonic TH-58PZ750U.

The last announced date for the analog signal to be terminated and all broadcasts to be moved to high-definition in the United States was June 12, 2009.

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