Stands for "High Definition Television". A kick ass video format with resolutions of 720p (1280x720 pixels progressive), 1080i (1920x1080 pixels interlaced) and 1080p (1920x1080 pixels progressive). Can be up to 6 times the quality of standard definition video. Using a proper HDTV (not an EDTV) viewing medium, it can be as good as looking through a window.
If you cannot get high definition television channels in your area, purchase a WMV HD DVD. Visit www.wmvhd.com for more info.
A crappy, out-dated resolution that broadcasters world-wide continue to use; it is over 50 years old now. It sucks shit.
Many broadcasters feel that SDTV is still worthy of broadcasting. They are wrong.
Stands for "Enhanced Definition Television". Has a resolution of 480p (852x480 pixels progressive). Most DVD players today are able to output a progressive signal, meaning that DVDs can be displayed in 480p. Much better than standard definition TV, but still not as good as HDTV
. Think hard before purchasing an EDTV viewing medium, as HD-DVDs and the increasing number of HD channels will make you regret the decision not to get a proper HDTV.
480p is a step up in picture quality from standard definition TV, but still cannot provide that extra crispness and detail found with proper HD video (720p and above resolution).
A stupid sounding shortened name for the brand name "Panasonic".
Owner of Panasonic 37" EDTV plasma: Look at my Panny Plasma! It displays HDTV so well!
Owner of a HDTV: LOL your plasma is only an EDTV - you'll get a 4x better picture quality with a REAL HDTV. Loser.