Letter to the Editor

More info on high-definition TV

Friday, February 10, 2006

To the editor:

Your article about high-definition TV confusion was great. But there is something I would like to clarify. Currently, the only type of pre-recorded content a person can view in true HD is either from an HD DVR or a DVHS player/recorder. DVD in the U.S. currently only supports up to around 480 lines of resolution, with some players supporting progressive scan. Blu-Ray and HD-DVD are coming out soon and will have the capability to play true HD. Also, S-video connections are not used for HD. While they do separate color and light information, they do not have the bandwidth to support HD. And the DVI connection is also an all-digital connection, but the HDMI connection is fast replacing the DVI because it is able to pass audio information with it.

CHRIS LORENZ, Advanced Technology Products, Jackson