HD Era – only on PS3?


HD = High Definition
HDTV = High Definition Television

What’s the definition of HDTV? At least 720 lines of resolution, basically. That means 1280 x 720 progressive, 1920 x 1080 interlaced, and 1920 x 1080 progressive are all HD formats.

Which means that Harrison is going just a little over the top when he claims the Xbox 360 isn’t HD:

Speaking exclusively to GamesIndustry.biz this week, in an interview to be published tomorrow, Harrison described the Xbox 360 as “a lot better than their [Microsoft’s] first introduction to the console business,” but questioned the console’s claim to being a High Definition device.

“The true definition of HD is the three elements of the HD value chain – the display, the content and the hardware to play back that content,” he explained, “and PlayStation and Sony is the only organisation that has all three bits of the value chain together.”

Because the Xbox 360 is HD. Simple as that. It can play games in HD. Therefore it is an HD device. Sure the PS3 has more and better support for HD, but that doesn’t mean the Xbox 360 doesn’t support HD. The two are what I like to call unrelated.

GamesIndustry.biz – “The HD era really only starts when we are on the market” – Harrison


Written by: Blackstaffer - News Contributor


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