I know it's the weekend and we should all be relaxing in front of our HDTV sets, but I have to rant a little. Ok; maybe more than a little. It's not even a new rant; I covered this a few months back in an open letter to the FCC on clear, accurate product labeling for HDTVs.
Today I saw an ad in my Best Buy flyer for a Magnavox 42-inch widescreen Plasma HDTV. Now, as we all know from our personal experience and from our HDTV defined feature a few weeks back, for a set to carry an HDTV label, it must output a minimum resolution of 720p. Less than 720p is either EDTV or SDTV; a pair of acronyms we never utter in my house.
So, what's the resolution per the ad and per the Best Buy website?