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High Definition and beyond

One of the reasons why most people prefer watching movies or television shows in High Definition is the superior picture resolution on the screen. Standard Definition only features 360 or 480 lines of pixels whereas High Definition features 720 or 1080 lines. These sizes indicate lines of pixels or vertical resolution on your screen to display video. All the numbers here - 360, 480, 720 or 1080 are sequential, the greater the number, the more detailed the imagery. So when you do the math, you may think that HD is 2 or 3 times more powerful. However, in technical terms, you’d have to utilize the measurement known as “perceived geometry” which projects that the higher definition images are up to 6 times more vivid. Perceived geometry takes into account how we perceive space and motion including distance and depth. It’s not a measurement that is easily calculated, except by mathematicians.

Filmmakers create their movies for the big screen, whether they shoot on film or via digital camera. There is nothing quite like the thrill of watching a film on the movie theater screen.
Don’t you want to come as close as you can to that quality with streaming at home or on-the-go?

Technical requirements

There are technical requirements and factors for watching movies or tv shows in HD. Let’s review some of these factors and requirements, so you can be sure to maximize your viewing enjoyment. One of the tech requirements is that the device you are using to watch tv or movies online must be HD capable. If it’s not HD capable, you might want to think about upgrading your device. Another important factor is that the site you are using to stream tv shows or movies online must offer true HD. Other video streaming sites may claim they offer Hi Def when in reality they “compress” the video feed down in size to reduce their server’s bandwidth which, in turn, saves them money.

Internet speed is another factor

An extremely crucial factor is your internet speed. Slow speeds cannot accommodate the data transfer rates that higher resolution requires. In addition, streaming sites will adjust your resolution based on your internet speed. This means you may start our watching something in high definition, but then drop to standard if your internet speeds falls below a certain threshold. In addition, your device and internet speed combined have to be able to buffer the video feed and hold it in cache, so that it will play in HD. It sounds complex! But for the end user, you know when you have captured the quality of an HD viewing experience. And you enjoy it. So why settle for anything less than High Definition!