HD Screens vs. SD Quality

High-Def Screens vs. Low-Def Quality

There’s no doubt that, in the land of TV and computer screens, significant improvements have been made over the last several years. Screens have become thinner, crisper, and named with more initials than we know what to do with (LED, LCD, and other forms of alphabet soup). It’s these constant changes that promote quality images and a better experience for all viewing experiences – from office work to couch lounging.

However, when the image itself is blurry or shot with standard film, the level of clear colors takes a sharp turn for the worst. This is perhaps most evident in syndicated shows from decades past, where, in the 70s and 80s, TVs were 300-pound devices with built-in wheels. Cable shows also came in via analog, allowing for antennas to filter out static and layers of fuzz. Sure the quality was bad, but it was all the world had known.

Technology on the Rise

But with new advancements in electronics, these screens became higher quality, with new models hitting shelves by the day. And, with the switch to digital, came higher resolutions and a lack of fuzzy pictures. Now, if a show fails to load we get glitchy images and robotic speech.


When subscribing to quality channels, high definition screens are more than worth the money. Never before have we seen faces so detailed and so close up – depending on the show, it maybe just a little too close. The same can be said for computer images, which generally come in high resolutions as a standard. Videos are clearer, pictures hold more color, and our chat boxes have never looked so alive.


High Def vs Standard Def

However, many channels have yet to convert to this high def way of life. Or, they may offer regular and high definition versions, showing different shows on each channel. This lag in technology is like watching a VHS tape vs. Blu-Ray – and if you’ve never watched a Blu-Ray, boy are you missing out.

Despite the reasoning as to why networks haven’t converted, we can all agree that HD screens deserve HD content. From typing a simple Word Doc to watching the latest movie on your home theater, display matters. While it may cost us a few extra dollars in the way of content, the significant upgrade will be worth the while.