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#1 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 11:06 PM

I want to get this laptop. Well it has a widescreen display 16:9 ratio is what it says. A normal HDTV is 16:9 ratio too.
Does that mean its like a HD screen? Like if I got a HD compatible tv tuner for the laptop I could view HDTV on the laptop?
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Posted 19 August 2005 - 06:17 AM

I wouldn't say its a HD screen in the HDTV meaning. HDTV is television technology, actually it's computer technology used in TVs to get better quality. Many modern computer screens are already beyond HDTV quality. I would bet that the reason you got 16:9 ration is so that they could fit a wider keyboard underneath.

As for viewing HDTV programming, sure, but at what quality depends on your on your screen and speakers.

These are the resolutions used in HDTV:
# 720p - 1280x720 pixels progressive
# 1080i - 1920x1080 pixels interlaced
# 1080p - 1920x1080 pixels progressive
Also you get CD quality surround sound, and it's all encoded in MPEG-2
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