With the advent of the video format otherwise known as high-definition (as opposed to standard definition), one will discover that it is time to move up when it comes to purchasing a television as well.
Of course, the key difference between standard and high definition is the picture resolution which is much higher in the latter, but when it comes to purchasing a television, one can truly get confused as to which one is the best as different manufacturers manufacture their products using different picture resolutions for better viewing.
As of today, there are three main picture resolution options that one can find if they want to purchase a HD-television, the first of which is also known as the 720p. And this is where HD resolution begins, and standard definition ends, as most HD TVs at least support 720 lines of progressive scanning. Any television that has picture resolution of this type is termed as “HD ready”.
The next level is commonly referred to as 1080i, and is not considered to be a HD resolution by itself as it is generally used as a HD broadcasting format, and works as an alternative to 720p broadcasting. This level is considered to be nearly “full HD”
The third level is obviously the full HD format that is at 1080p, and is considered to be the highest form of resolution that one can find in the television market today if they want to purchase a HDTV. So this is what people must opt for if they want to absolute best in television technology today.