720p

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720p (1280×720 px; also called HD Ready or standard HD) is a progressive HDTV signal format with 720 horizontal lines and an aspect ratio (AR) of 16:9, normally known as widescreen HDTV (1.78:1).wikipedia
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HD ready

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720p (1280×720 px; also called HD Ready or standard HD) is a progressive HDTV signal format with 720 horizontal lines and an aspect ratio (AR) of 16:9, normally known as widescreen HDTV (1.78:1).
In the United States, a similar "HD Ready" term usually refers to any display that is capable of accepting and displaying a high-definition signal at either 720p, 1080i or 1080p using a component video or digital input, but does not have a built-in HD-capable tuner.

High-definition television

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720p (1280×720 px; also called HD Ready or standard HD) is a progressive HDTV signal format with 720 horizontal lines and an aspect ratio (AR) of 16:9, normally known as widescreen HDTV (1.78:1).
720p (HD ready): 1280×720p: 923,600 pixels (~0.92 MP) per frame

ATSC standards

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When broadcast at 60.00 frames/s frames per second, 720p features the highest temporal resolution possible under the ATSC and DVB standards.
ATSC includes two primary high definition video formats, 1080i and 720p.

AVCHD

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All major HDTV broadcasting standards (such as SMPTE 292M) include a 720p format, which has a resolution of 1280×720; however, there are other formats, including HDV Playback and AVCHD for camcorders, that use 720p images with the standard HDTV resolution.
NXCAM camcorders offer 1080i, 1080p and 720p recording modes.

Display resolution

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The number 720 stands for the 720 horizontal scan lines of image display resolution (also known as 720 pixels of vertical resolution).
HD (1280 × 720 progressive scan)

Arte

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Arte, a dual-language French-German channel produced in collaboration by ARD, ZDF and France Télévisions, broadcasts in German at 720p50 but in French at 1080i50.
Like the national channels of its own respective countries, the German HDTVversion of ARTE broadcasts in 720p50, while the French one broadcasts in 1080i25.

HDV

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All major HDTV broadcasting standards (such as SMPTE 292M) include a 720p format, which has a resolution of 1280×720; however, there are other formats, including HDV Playback and AVCHD for camcorders, that use 720p images with the standard HDTV resolution.
The camcorder offered standard DV recording mode, HDV 720p30 and HDV 480p60.

1080p

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10K, 4320p, 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, 360p, 240p
It is often marketed as full HD, to contrast 1080p with 720p resolution screens.

TVE HD

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However, some European broadcasters do use the 720p50 format, such as German broadcasters ARD and ZDF, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) and Spanish Radio and Television Corporation (TVE HD).

Telecine

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However, 576i and 1080i50 (25 frame/s, 50 Hz), which are common in Europe, generally do not suffer from pull down artifacts as film frames are simply played at 25 frames and the audio pitch corrected by 25/24.
In 59.94 frame/s progressive formats such as 480p60 and 720p60, entire frames (rather than fields) are repeated in a 2:3 pattern, accomplishing the frame rate conversion without interlacing and its associated artifacts.

576p

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10K, 4320p, 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, 360p, 240p
In some countries, such as Australia, the 576p resolution standard is technically considered high-definition and was in use by the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS TV) (16:9 the format has aspect ratio 1.468), eventually replaced by 720p for its high-definition subchannel; SBS later changed to using 1080i.

ZDF

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However, some European broadcasters do use the 720p50 format, such as German broadcasters ARD and ZDF, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) and Spanish Radio and Television Corporation (TVE HD).

1080i

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10K, 4320p, 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, 360p, 240p
Only 21st Century Fox-owned television networks and Disney-owned television networks, along with MLB Network and a few other cable networks use 720p as the preferred format for their networks; A+E Networks channels converted from 720p to 1080i sometime in 2013 due to acquired networks already transmitting in the 1080i format.

480p

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10K, 4320p, 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, 360p, 240p
4320p, 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480i, 360p, 240p

576i

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10K, 4320p, 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, 360p, 240p
4320p, 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 480p, 480i, 360p, 240p

480i

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10K, 4320p, 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, 360p, 240p
4320p, 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 360p, 240p

Low-definition television

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10K, 4320p, 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, 360p, 240p
4320p, 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, 360p, 240p

Pixel

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720p (1280×720 px; also called HD Ready or standard HD) is a progressive HDTV signal format with 720 horizontal lines and an aspect ratio (AR) of 16:9, normally known as widescreen HDTV (1.78:1).

Aspect ratio (image)

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720p (1280×720 px; also called HD Ready or standard HD) is a progressive HDTV signal format with 720 horizontal lines and an aspect ratio (AR) of 16:9, normally known as widescreen HDTV (1.78:1).

16:9 aspect ratio

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720p (1280×720 px; also called HD Ready or standard HD) is a progressive HDTV signal format with 720 horizontal lines and an aspect ratio (AR) of 16:9, normally known as widescreen HDTV (1.78:1).

SMPTE 292M

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All major HDTV broadcasting standards (such as SMPTE 292M) include a 720p format, which has a resolution of 1280×720; however, there are other formats, including HDV Playback and AVCHD for camcorders, that use 720p images with the standard HDTV resolution.

Frame rate

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The frame rate is standards-dependent, and for conventional broadcasting appears in 50 progressive frames per second in former PAL/SECAM countries (Europe, Australia, others), and 59.94 frames per second in former NTSC countries (North America, Japan, Brazil, others).

Scan line

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The number 720 stands for the 720 horizontal scan lines of image display resolution (also known as 720 pixels of vertical resolution).

Progressive scan

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The p stands for progressive scan, i.e. non-interlaced.