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malatu's Avatar malatu 05:51 PM 02-14-2006
What does SD stand for? I've run across this abbreviation numerous times. It is always used in conjunction with HD when comparing the two.
Thanks.

jspirate's Avatar jspirate 06:09 PM 02-14-2006
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Originally Posted by malatu
What does SD stand for? I've run across this abbreviation numerous times. It is always used in conjunction with HD when comparing the two.
Thanks.
SD refers to the ability of an HD TV to present normal non-HD content. It comes from the term "super-duper." So if you get really good image quality from an HD TV when viewing normal non-HD content, you have a "super-duper" TV. Most people think that SD means "standard definition," but that is just silly.
darrellt's Avatar darrellt 06:12 PM 02-14-2006
It stands for "standard definition".
BruZZi's Avatar BruZZi 06:24 PM 02-14-2006
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SD refers to the ability of an HD TV to present normal non-HD content. It comes from the term "super-duper." So if you get really good image quality from an HD TV when viewing normal non-HD content, you have a "super-duper" TV. Most people think that SD means "standard definition," but that is just silly.
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