Full HD

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With Full HD ( Full High Definition , English for full high resolution ) is the property of HDTV enabled devices ( TV , flat screen TV , DVD player , video camera , set-top box , game console , smartphone ) denotes that a video resolution of 1920 × Output or record 1080 pixels (2,073,600 pixels, aspect ratio 16: 9). For screens, “Full HD” refers to their physical (“native”) resolution; for devices with a video output such as DVD players, the resolution of the video signal .


In advertising for such devices, the term “True HD” was sometimes used in addition to the term “Full HD”. Alternatively, the well-known term “ HD ready ” was supplemented by the specification “1080p” in order to set it apart from its minimum resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels (921,600 pixels, also 16: 9), which is a good half lower.

In order to receive the HD-ready-1080p label awarded by the digital Europe industry association , the devices should be able to receive their signals via a digital interface with 1080p at 50, 60 or 24 Hz and the analog relic of the overscan display should be able to be switched off. However, the label says little about the image quality, the image dimensions or the display performance of the device.

See also


  • Armin Gärtner: Radio and video in medical technology. TÜV Media, Cologne 2007, ISBN 3-8249-1045-4 .
  • Armin Gärtner: HDTV in medical technology. in: mt medical technology. TÜV Media Verlag, Cologne 2007,2, pp. 52-65. ISSN  0344-9416 .
  • Wolfgang Wunderlich: HDTV, HDV, AVCHD for beginners and those switching. Auberge-tv-Verlag, Hohen Neunedorf 2007, ISBN 3-00-023484-5 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Nico Jurran: The new television seal is called "HD ready 1080p". heise online , August 29, 2007, accessed on January 9, 2020.