Watching HD on an EDTV?

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Watching HD on an EDTV?

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A salesman stated that it was impossible to get enhanced-definition to work with a high-definition signal. If the EDTV is a plasma display, the salesman is wrong (or you misheard him). Every plasma-EDTV we’ve tested could accept an HD component video signal. The EDTV has a scaler-circuit inside which down-converts the signal to match the screen’s native resolution. EDTVs typically has a native resolution of 852×480 pixels. For LCDs, the salesman could be correct – a few of them are a basic ED-ready type that won’t accept HD signals at all. While an ED picture isn’t HD, the picture can still be very good on the best models. If you’re viewing it from farther than the recommended distance (see FAQ F-1), the lower resolution won’t matter.

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