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I've seen the term used in this forum without a clear understanding of the definition of 'HD Lite'. Is that when an HD program is broadcast in 4x3 with bars on the side?
Actually, the false assumption is that different de-facto standards cannot be established for different media. An example might be trying to hold newsprint print quality to that of magazines. It only seems fair not to call what DirecTV offers by the same name that broadcast television offers (as specifically defined by ATSC standards).Jim5506 said:It's the false assumption that 1080i transmitted a 1080X1280 or 1080X1440 is not High definition.
So what do we call it when an HD program is broadcast in 4x3 with the 'HD bars' along the side (like you see sometimes on ESPNHD) instead of 16x9?harsh said:I would note that we should all be thinking of HDTV in terms of 16:9 instead of your portrait view of 27:32; the "resolution" is discussed in terms of horizontal x vertical.
Not HD.dbconsultant said:So what do we call it when an HD program is broadcast in 4x3 with the 'HD bars' along the side (like you see sometimes on ESPNHD) instead of 16x9?
Pillarbox.dbconsultant said:So what do we call it when an HD program is broadcast in 4x3 with the 'HD bars' along the side (like you see sometimes on ESPNHD) instead of 16x9?
Here are the ATSC standards as they are now. "HD LITE" is an approved standard. Here is the site to the PDF that all can look at that list all the standards. It will list that there are 3 standards 1080 (both of the 3 have subsets for I & P) and 1 for 720p. The chart 7.3 pg 17 gives the comparison chart.HIPAR said:Now I'm really confused. Is High Definition defined by what you see? Or, is it defined by the Advanced Television Standards Committee?
I define that as "An often ACCURATE term applied to HD compression that involves using a lower resolution....James Long said:Pillarbox.
As for "HD Lite", I define that as "An often derogAtory term applied to HD compression that involves using a lower resolution than 1920x1080."
Regardless of the brain damaged resolution of the transmission, the receiver converts it back to one of the ATSC broadcast standards. Most older plasmas and LCDs are displaying a triple (or quadruple) compromised image due to downscaling, recompression, upscaling and finally downscaling again.dude2 said:Yep, and if you have a plasma or lcd set that is not 1080p all you can watch is hdlite as anything anyhigher in quality it can not image. You need a set that is 1080i or 1080p for full hd.