Hailing from the English term Full HD ( Abbreviation for Full High Definition, German translated full high resolution ) is completed and translated " full high definition ". Thus, the ability of an HDTV - capable device ( TV, DVD player, video camera, set- top box, game console, smartphone, etc.) is called, an HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels (2.07 megapixels) output or record to be able to. For example, a TV both have this real physical resolution or a high definition DVD player fully spend the actually required for this resolution signals. There are also computer flat screens with full HD, so a resolution of 1920x1080.


Commercially, the terms "HD ready" or "Half HD " are used. These denote a lower resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, which is slightly less than half of the video resolution in terms of "Full HD". In addition to the expression "Full HD", the term " True HD" is in the commercial for these devices in the canvassing also sometimes used to advertise its "Full HD" properties, or even irritating, for the multi-channel audio formats Dolby TrueHD.

The devices are to receive their signals via a digital interface with 1080p at 50, 60 or 24 Hz and be the analog relic of the overscan display can be switched off for the preservation of the contracts awarded by the industry association EICTA " HD ready 1080p" labels. However, the image quality, the image dimensions or the rendering performance of the device, the label says little.