12. December 2016 · Comments Off on HD TV 1080p, HD Ready, Full HD, Ultra HD, Ultra HD Premium Quelques Explications · Categories: electronics · Tags: , , ,

You want to buy a LCD TV or plasma but you think it is complicated to find you through all these logos, these definitions, these labels (HD Ready, Full HD, 1080p HD TV, HD TNT, and Ultra HD)? We will try to help you!

The logos and standards

Since February 2008, we have informed you about all the logos and standards that you will find afterwards, on the websites, on the stickers present on the TV, in the shops and without doubt in the mouth of your favourite sellers. Meanwhile, this has evolved, partly in the right direction.

Since December 2008, merchants no longer have to offer HD-stamped TV without a built-in HD TNT tuner. Since December 2012, TV called Ultra HD or Quad HD or 4K, are starting to be marketed or announced. We will sort it out little by little in these new labels to help you find yourselves. The only thing that is sure at the moment is that these TVs have a resolution almost 4 times higher than the TV “HD TV 1080p” … which promises beautiful things if the sources manage to follow! The details of the related technical constraints will arrive later.

Logos disappeared little by little:

HD Ready and HD Ready 1080p: they imply the presence of a TNT tuner SD (non HD), so they must disappear in France. Online casinos such as www.bestonlinecasinos.joburg also showcase their game portfolio on big screen TVs. Full HD: since it means nothing specific (see below), if it is present on its own: mistrust. To be acceptable it must obligatorily accompany one of the two other surviving labels: HD TV or HD TV 1080p. Indeed these two labels involve the integration of an HD TNT tuner. The Full HD logo does not involve much (it is not official) but in the collective unconscious it is always synonymous with “very high definition slab”, that is 1080 lines.

But beware, all HD Ready and HD Ready 1080p TVs have not disappeared from the shelves with a magic wand since December 1, 2008. The TVs are still sold but without apparent logo not to go against the recommendation of the THAT’S IT.

On our side, we always label TV as it should be (so we will always use the terms HD Ready or HD Ready 1080p) so that everyone knows what it will buy.

And as there is absolutely no need to have an HDTV tuner in its TV to receive HD via Internet, Cable or Satellite, their existence should last for a little while.

The logos that are now used:

HD TV and HD TV 1080p imply by their definition to have a built-in HD TNT tuner. TNT HD is present since the HD channels are issued (since November 2008). It accompanies the other 2 labels.

In 2009, other labels appeared:

CI + Ready: full compatibility in terms of copy protection (eg for Canal + and CanalSat content known as “Canal Ready”). 3D Ready: compatibility with 3D content displayable in 120Hz by also being equipped with a pair of special glasses

Please also note that the official logos and official definitions associated with these logos are defined by DIGITALEUROPE, an association that reflects on what is ultimately good for us consumers!

As for the rules of good conduct, they are discussed at the top of the hierarchy, guided by the CSA which gives its opinion on the matter. France is also a special case, because we are lagging behind in some areas, so we are ahead of TNT HD in Europe. This does not facilitate the lives of manufacturers, merchants and consumers.

Since September 2014, a new label accompanied by its logo makes its appearance. Ultra HD: distinguishes models capable of supporting Ultra High Definition signals and displaying them without altering their frequency or resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels).

Beginning January 2016, a new label and logo are launched. Ultra HD Premium: distinguishes Ultra HD TVs optimized for colour management and HDR content.

Here is a reminder of the logos, labels and their exact definition so that you know what to hold:

  1. HD Ready
  2. HD TV
  3. True HD
  4. Full HD
  5. HD Ready 1080p
  6. HD TV 1080p
  7. Quad HD TV
  8. Ultra HD
  9. Ultra HD Premium
  10. TNT HD
  11. Synthesis
  12. Mini-lexicon