High-Definition continues man's long-standing formula that to make things better, you just gotta make 'em way fucking bigger.

Just The Facts

  1. High-Definition, technically, is a video codec that pertains to any pixel dimensions meeting or exceeding the resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
  2. Basically, it's big-ass, super-clear quality video
  3. HD has been integrated into to TVs, videogames, and even eyesight

Cracked on HD

Since the beginning of time, humanity has been advancing and refining society through what is referred to as the Boobs Principle:


Pictured: humanity's progress

And what effect has the Boobs Principle had on broadcast television and filmmaking? Why, the recent emergence of HD as a new standard for video quality. HD is a tech standard that presents video in a higher-resolution, or more pixels. Basically, HD looks at your grandparents' television set, takes a shit on it, and manages to make the shit look really pretty and clear. HD is like applying a pair of super-thick glasses to normal televisions and cameras so that everything appears with more clarity, but without making them look dorky. Everything you've been hearing about Blu-Ray? It's all HD. And that is great.

HD stands for High-Definition, which sounds sorta complex, but can be broken into a simple explanation. Say you have a 22 inch TV that measures 640 pixels wide by 480 pixels down. That's a hell of a lot of pixels. With HD, that same 22 inch TV now measures 1920 x 1080 pixels (a hell of a lot of pixels), allowing for a more clearly defined and fluid picture to be presented with the same size TV. But what does that mean for you?

This is what it means for you