Tuesday, 28 November 2006

It's all about the pixels

I've always been doubtful about camera megapixels. It reminds me of PC processor chip one-upmanship: my 2Ghz chip is twice as fast as your 1Ghz chip. It's nice to see some empirical evidence (Engadget) that dispels the megapixel impact.

I was also reading about HD TVs this week: apparently most HD TVs these days are interlaced, rather than progressive scan - that's what the 'i' is in 1080i (as opposed to 1080p). Again, it reminded me of the old debates about CRT monitors and refresh rates: people would go for higher refresh rates, without realising that the monitor switched to interlaced at higher rates.

So buyer of pixels beware.

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