lines of resolution


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lines of resolution

The vertical resolution (number of horizontal lines) on a TV or computer screen. The term typically is used with TVs; for example, HDTVs have 720 or 1,080 lines, while analog TVs used 525 or 625 lines, several of which were invisible between frames. VHS videotapes rendered only 240 to 260 lines.

Computers Rated in Two - TVs in One
Computer screen specifications are given in horizontal and vertical resolutions; for example, 1280x1024 and 1600x1200. Of course, digital TV screens also have two dimensions, such as 1280x720 and 1920x1080; however, only the lines of resolution are commonly referenced. See TVL, NTSC, DTV, 720p, 1080i and screen resolution.


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Each has as many lines of resolution as the numbers suggest.
The GP-KS1000 900,000 pixel Digital Signal Processing camera produces 560 lines of resolution with a signal-to-noise ratio of 54 dB.
A 13-inch Sony Trinitron monitor with 500 lines of resolution provides outstanding video fidelity with true color.
The video playback from a DVD looks much sharper than that from a VHS tape because DVDs can output 500 lines of resolution compared to VHS' maximum of 240.
DVDs produce 500 lines of resolution on a video screen, compared to 420 from a laserdisc and 240 from a standard videotape.
Weighing the 18-wheelers and stopping cars for a vegetable check is pointless, for the lines of demarcation are now measured in lines of resolution and inches diagonal.
The top 27-inch and 31-inch models include picture-in-picture, 600 lines of resolution, and surround sound circuitry.