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HD ready

The HD-Readymark, created by the European Information, Communications and Consumer Electronics Industry Technology Association( EICTA), a manufacturers' association, identifies television receivers that meet certain minimum requirements for HDTV playback.

Requirements for the HD Ready designation include progressive scan displays at 1,280 x720 (720p) and interlaced displays at 1,920 x 1, 080 pixels (1,080i) with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

These display formats do not meet Full-HD with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, but about half of it, which is why this resolution is also called Half-HD. Furthermore, HD Ready devices must have digital and analog inputs. Digital are the HDMI interface or Digital Visual Interface( DVI), analog are inputs for component video. The HD Ready logo also indicates that the HD display being used supports various refresh rates of 50 Hz, 60 Hz, and progressive 24 Hz, and also has High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection( HDCP) copy protection.

The HD Ready mark created by EITCA, which renamed itself DIGITALEUROPE in 2009, has little meaning because it is not recognized or supported by any standardization body.

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