Digital downloads - HD quality explained

HD not always HD.

@ShawnBakerTW
Published Sun, Jan 20 2008 4:50 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:38 PM CST
Continuing on with our talk of digital downloads, George Ou over at his ZDNet Blog is on a bit of a mission to educate the consumer about all this HD talk on digital downloads. The problem is that 720P is getting thrown around a bit too loosely with digital downloads, and high compression brings the quality way down to sometimes that of standard definition content.



He has followed it up with another piece labeled Here's what fake HD video looks like. Both are a great read if you're interested in the HD war or just generally interested in learning more about what exactly having the ability to play back HD content is.

Shawn takes care of all of our video card reviews. From 2009, Shawn is also taking care of our memory reviews, and from May 2011, Shawn also takes care of our CPU, chipset and motherboard reviews. As of December 2011, Shawn is based out of Taipei, Taiwan.

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