HD ready vs Full HD
HD ready screen only has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels and can only play up to 720p video displays. A Full HD can play up to a 1080p video display which is a clearer and shaper display.
With the plethora of amazing devices for sale now and an increased demand of the consumers for viewing quality video on the internet or in the theatres and even on their cell phones now such as smart phones, there is an increase in the usage of terms like HD ready and Full HD. HD is the acronym for High Definition, as the name suggests gives its viewers an experience in high quality video that seems very real life. Because of increased internet speeds and better resolution present online, websites that provide free video viewing such as for online shows, have an option for user to set their HD requirement on their own depending on the king of internet connection they are using.
HD ready is a term used to define the resolution of a video display. It is present to define the pixel resolution of the video and is present as 720p. An HD ready device is one that is capable of showing you high Definition video broadcast either by satellite channels, DVD players and even video games. To cater to the demand, many cable channels are now present in HD ready form to provide the viewers an experience of a lifetime.
Full HD is a feature of HD ready devices and is the highest and the latest form of HD viewing. Full HD is only denoted by 1080p, where the “1080” shows the number of vertical lines present on the resolution and the “p” denotes the usage of progressive scan. A progressive scan quickly changes frames on the display which results in showing the video in sharp detail.
Difference between HD ready and Full HD
The basic difference between HD ready and Full HD resolution is that an HD ready device does not have a tuner which means that an HD signal is required in the device to produce HD results. Therefore, HD ready devices are considered to be “go between” devices from the switch from a conventional TV to an HDTV. An HD ready device can therefore give a better picture of what you used to see on a conventional TV but if a Full HD resolution video is played on an HD ready device, the results will be poor.
A Full HD resolution also has a native resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Therefore the higher the pixels, the better the resolution. In a comparison, HD ready screen only has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels and can only play up to 720p video displays. A Full HD can play up to a 1080p video display which is a clearer and shaper display.
The channels around the world, mostly in developed countries are starting to distribute channels in HD format. In less developed countries, though such terms are widely used, unless these places receive High Definition cable channels, the Full HD devices or the HD ready devices have no much market in such countries.