With HD DVD, Blu-ray and HDTVs, it is difficult to ignore the 1080p claims that have been boasted by companies aiming for our hard earned cash. However here is a very useful and interesting read regarding this so called 1080p:
To get your attention, marketers are referring to 1080p as ‘full spec’ HD or ‘true’ HD, a phrase also used by more than one HD veteran in the broadcast industry. We’re hearing about ‘1080p content’ coming out of Hollywood, from broadcasters, from cable systems, and from direct broadcast satellite services.
The budding format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD for the next generation of high definition DVD players promises the same thing – 1080p content at high bit rates, finally realizing the full potential of HDTV.
Enough of this nonsense. It’s time to set the record straight, to clear up the air about what 1080p is and isn’t.