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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