ALERT

[WEBINAR] See the Whole Story: The Case for a Visualization Platform

HD Ready

Definition - What does HD Ready mean?

HD ready, in video and television technology, refers to a standard whereby a display device (usually a television) is able to handle a high-definition (HD) video signal of 1080 lines of data on the screen. The HD-ready classification can be applied if an HD tuner is built into an HD television, without the need to attach an external box for this specific function.

Techopedia explains HD Ready

The standard of HD ready varies in Europe and America. In Europe, an industry association called EICTA (now known as DIGITALEUROPE) defined the term HD ready in 2005. According to this definition, a television, or any other display device, is said to be HD ready if it is capable of handling 720 lines of data across the screen, meaning it must have a resolution of at least 720. Whereas the resolution standard for HD ready in the US is 1080.

HD ready is often confused with full HD, which is just a marketing term and does not provide any actual specifications for display devices.

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
Tweat cdn.techopedia.com
"Techopedia" on Twitter


'@Techopedia'
Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Resources
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud:
The Path to Hybrid Cloud: Intelligent Bursting To Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.