Full HD vs HD Ready LCD Display

Most free to air channels are Standard Definition (SD, up to 768×576, PAL) which may appear fine on a HD Ready panel (1280×720)

When SD contents are displayed on a Full HD display (1920×1080), it becomes fuzzy and pixelated.

Full HD contents (Blu-Ray movie disc, MediaCorp HD5) on a Full HD display appears gorgeous.

The DVD native resolution is 720×480 or 720×576.

Digital TV Services in Singapore

Digital TV services are provided by StarHub Cable Vision, SingNet’s mioTV and MediaCorp.

All channels provided by mioTV and StarHub are digital channels in standard definition or high definition (HD), while MediaCorp broadcasts Channel 5 in both analogue and HD (HD5).

Subscribers to mioTV or StarHub can receive MediaCorp’s HD5 for free as part of their pay TV package.

Typical Screen Resolution

20″ – 1600 x 1200

17″ – 19″ – 1280 x 1024

22″ – 1680 x 1050

24″ – 1900 x 1200


The PS3 is better at movies than the Xbox360. The PS3 has built-in upscaling and supports more formats than Xbox360. However, Xbox360 is great for gaming. Remember that high resolution comes through a HDMI connection (even for upscaling).


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