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Windows 7: Is 1024x768 HD?


10 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Is 1024x768 HD?

Is that resolution HD or not?

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10 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Most people will say no, as the the minimum resolution for HD is 1280x720.

Technically, I think anything over 720 verical lines of resolution indeed qualifies as HD.
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10 Jul 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Auro,

Sorry, but no. Here's some more information about HD display resolutions to help.

High-definition television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

and

Display resolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

No that's not HD, 1280X720 is sub HD and 1920X1080 is full HD.Hope that answer that question.
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11 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

As others have mentioned above, it is not.

The term HD (full HD or HD ready) is a very arbitrary one created by the industry when Widescreen TVs with higher resolutions started showing up and the industry needed a new gimmick or hook to entice unsuspecting/Joe Six Pack consumers to upgrade their perfectly fine lower resolution CRT TVs/monitors to the so called "new technology".

The reality of the matter is that computer screens have been "HD ready" or "Full HD" certfied since the 90s!

Monitors with resolutions up to 2048x1536 were commonly used by high end graphical work stations, the typical 4:3 monitor resolutions PC gamers were gaming at were commonly 1280x1024, 1440x1080 or 1600x1200, all of which are beyond the 720p spec by the industry called HD ready.

So, in conclusion, don't believe the hype and the gimmicks. You have been gaming at "HD" for the longest time now if you were gaming on a computer!
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11 Jul 2012   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
1280X720 is sub HD and 1920X1080 is full HD.
Technically 1280x720 is 'HD' - but as you say, 1920x180 is considered "Full HD".
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11 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
As others have mentioned above, it is not.

The term HD (full HD or HD ready) is a very arbitrary one created by the industry when Widescreen TVs with higher resolutions started showing up and the industry needed a new gimmick or hook to entice unsuspecting/Joe Six Pack consumers to upgrade their perfectly fine lower resolution CRT TVs/monitors to the so called "new technology"
You don't consider HD as new technology over SD?

I prefer the wider aspect ratio of the new tv's and monitors since a person with 2 working eyes sees in a wider aspect ratio.
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11 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
You don't consider HD as new technology over SD?

I prefer the wider aspect ratio of the new tv's and monitors since a person with 2 working eyes sees in a wider aspect ratio.
Sure it's newer in the sense that's it been a recent introduction into the world of commercial TVs for the masses who don't know any better, and I'll give you the point about the wider aspect ratio, but 16:9 should stick to TVs where it belongs.

The 16:10 display category is dying out, and it was the perfect balance for viewing for videos and doing side by side document editing without having to scroll down as many times as a 16:9 display.

But in the context of computer monitors, and computing, it's not a new concept at all.

We've had "high-definition" PC monitors for over 2 decades now.
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11 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Lol I just uploaded a video at 1024x768 and Youtube made it in HD...
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11 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Amazing Aura View Post
Lol I just uploaded a video at 1024x768 and Youtube made it in HD...
Youtube displays it as HD because the vertical resolution of the video is 768, which is greater than the 720 minimum it considers to be HD.
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