High Definition

High definition is the resolution of your TV when it is 720 or higher.  The technical definition by Margaret Rouse on TechTarget April 2008 post a picture quality to 35mm.  The 35mm is rated by the 35mm film used for movies in the movie beginnings.  The standards are set by the National Television System Committee.

            HD TV is not something that is recent to the 21st century but began in the 20th century in Japan, the technology powerhouse for innovation in hardware, software, electronics and more, at the end of the 1980s.  The ratio for HD on an analog system was 5:3 ratio when the standard ratio is 4:9 and 16:3.  The event transmitted that day June 1989 was the Statue of Liberty in New York, NY.  Also, the same day in the headlines of June 1989 was the conflict happening in Tiananmen Square, China.  The technology was first viewed by Ronald Reagan in 1981 in Japan during a demonstration by the engineers from the company developing the technology.

            HD when it initially came out there was no great demand for this and also the distribution behind the networks like FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, PBS also, HBO, Warner and more was focused on the creating content in these standards. 

The difference between the 20th and the 21st century is that there is an era to completely bootstrap distribution of all media forms weather it is radio, podcast, TV, streaming, movies, production, and music and also completely license the content.  The 20th century and before this was not possible due to the facts of the high amount of capital that was needed to be in the space.  The disruption and change that is happening currently is just as this is where most of today’s billion and trillion dollar companies have started on a shoe string budget.  Damon John, the billionaire fashion mogul and founder FUBU, created a brand when he had nothing he has even written a phenomenal best-seller called The Power of Broke.  This book highlights many different industries and also the rise of certain companies as Gigi Butler of Gigi’s Cupecakes and Kevin Plank of Under Armour showing these greatly successful people came from nothing.  This change is causing the large networks to worry and also create dramatic changes in mergers and acquisitions in order to control the content that is in demand.  Netflix has been said by 21st century FOX CEO that because of the growth and analytics that they are more valuable in this market than Disney. 

The more content being created and also the quality behind the content will continually push the networks forward into the streaming and ultra-high definition standard for display graphics for music, live performances, movies and more. 

The ultra-high definition market is already here and were are entering a USA market of HDR, high-dynamic range, the technology is there but not all broadcasted content is able to display these spectrums but they are aggressively pushing to reach this between Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.  The markets in Japan, China and more have already reached technology and programming above 12K.  The US has reached 8K and already there has been plenty of content that was been already stored and is ready for distribution.  The changes happen when the major networks decide to make the moves forward because this pushes the adoption of the standard.  Also the reason why when 720 HD was released in the 80s this was not highly adopted. 

The movies being produced are mostly produced in the UHD HDR spectrum and also the infrastructure that is available can support these bandwidths being distributed to some homes and theaters. 

The changes that happening today with streaming and programming are a result of the backbone of the ISP and we are a terabyte of data per second world moving toward a penta terabyte per second soon.  The infrastructure is quickly moving over to gigabyte as a standard for homes on the backbone of single mode fiber optic cable.  The standard to connect for network purposes and HD is around 10 gigabytes per second for download.

            High Dynamic Range is the color contrast, image brightness, color accuracy, dark depth and other factors.  The Imaging Science Foundation founded by Joel Silver, an innovator of the industry and CEDIA lifetime achievement recipient, has played a major role in the growth of the resolution clarity and also the way you see the display at home and in theaters. 

            The next advancements in picture will come the image motion rate also know as the frame rate and this is what you see as the Hz which is usual 60Hz, 120Hz,240 or 480Hz currently.  The frame rate allows you to see the graphics in the motion intended.  The most valuable asset that the frame rate is important for is for live sports in HD.  The greatest difference will be seen in gaming where milliseconds for response matter the most.  The bandwidth can give you more gigs but you have better advantages from the frame rate that will allow for better reaction times in games for Xbox and PlayStation. 

            The main focus behind high definition is to allow you to be able to see the experience just like you were intended to by the producer of the movie.  Movies and programs take months and sometimes years to create, edit, produce, and distribute, and they want every emotion that was felt in the production to be felt and understood by the viewer.  When these details are implanted in the production from the sound to the picture to the lighting effects this is meant to bring the viewer inside of the scene with no interruptions. 

            Our goal here at PC MAXXX is always to create the best environment so that you can enjoy your programming and entertainment and give you the same experience as if you were in the meeting but you are in your conference room, or in the movie theater but you are in your media room at home with your family, or having a get together but you are at home and you feel like Garth Brooks or Jay-Z is right there with you.