While standard videos have a resolution of 480p, HD videos have a resolution of 720p minimum and 1080p maximum. When viewed on a computer screen, HD videos are bigger and would take up more space. HD videos would also look better when viewed fullscreen on large displays.
For most people, 480p, 780p, 1080p etc. are just letters and numbers. People understand that the higher ones equate to better videos, but they don't understand much more. That's why Wirefly is here to explain the nuances. HD Streaming vs. SD Streaming Explained. Your television displays images by using pixels.
And I also don't know where you get 720p is 'technically' better, because it isn't. It's a preference. And with today's encoders, it depends on the source. I have yet to see a HD-movie in 720p that looks better than 1080i, and I have over 200 HD movies. Now if you want to talk about slow-motion replays during sporting events, ok, 720p does look.
And you're right — there is a perceptible difference between the most common resolutions for TVs, smartphones and computer monitors. 720p vs. 1080p vs. 4K resolution: Does it really make a.
The consumer electronics industry has done a spectacular job spreading mass confusion about video. Time was when there was just TV. Now we've got SDTV, EDTV, HDTV, 480i, 480p, 525p, 720p, 1080i, progressive scan, component video, composite video, blah blah blah.Enough to make you feel like you need an engineering degree to buy a projector or TV.
It's definitely important to have clear expectations about the plan. In regards to streaming, the video quality often varies based on the connection speed, and the higher quality video, the more speed and data are required. When using Beyond Unlimited, you are able to stream videos from your smartphone at 720p, vs. 480p on the Go Unlimited plan.
I was able to use an Extron Super Emotia, a Sega Dreamcast and the 240p test suite to compare a 240p image to a 480p image that was downrezzed. I used an RGB cable to get 240p and 480i, then a VGA cable to get 480p. Using the different output methods may have effected the test, as well as the test suite itself.