Why We Love HD So MuchMost of us love what high-definition does to our viewing experience. The clarity and crispness, along with the enhanced richness of color, makes for a highly immersive experience that increases our engagement with the screen. Studies have shown that 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, which explains why our mind remembers and recalls things we have seen much better than things we have read or heard. A more enriching visual experience ups the levels of understanding and communication, because we are naturally wired to feel attracted to good quality visual stimulation.

As a result, the breakthroughs in the field of HD technology have always been focused on one goal: making visual experiences as life-like as possible, knocking down all possible barriers to achieving realism. Because high quality visuals offer a more interactive feel to communication, we gravitate toward HD videos to communicate our thoughts and to exchange information. Let’s explore how and why HD makes a difference:

How HD impacts our content consumption

High definition technology has definitely made content consumption pleasing and more satisfying by providing crisper images, smoother motions, and richer colors. Think of the latest revolution in the TV picture quality that has crossed the HD stage, attempting to push 3D into oblivion: Ultra HD 4K displays. With even more pixels, Ultra HD 4K technology is delivering even sharper pictures to rocket your TV viewing experience to new heights. The new standard has created ripples, not just in the landscape of TV and cinema, but also in the production of cameras, smartphones, tablets, computer monitors, and video games. In days to come, almost anything that displays images or videos will need to embrace the 4K technology.

At the same time, we are seeing workplace collaboration undergoing a major transformation. When it comes to content sharing, for example, we have graduated from slides and spreadsheets to more enhanced forms of visual applications, things like videos and 3D images. In fact, we can point to the increasing popularity of video conferencing as an alternative to in-person meetings as a sign of this transformation. It’s clear that the HD revolution is widespread, impacting how we view our entertainment and how we do our work as well.

With HD technology jumping to higher resolutions, a pretty relevant question emerges – are we able to discern the difference between the new UHD technology and the HD technology that has preceded it? Can we notice the additional resolution? Let’s see.

Can our eyes really differentiate between HD and UHD?

When it comes to our ability to detect resolution differences, there are 3 influencing factors:

  • The resolution of the screen
  • The size of the screen
  • The viewing distance

To detect differences between resolutions, the most notable distinctions can be seen when viewing on a large screen from a short distance. It is much easier to detect the jump from 480 to 1080p than it is to detect the change when making a shift from 1080p to 4K. The difference between 480 and 4K? Well, it is mind-blowing.

So, does HD make video communication more meaningful?

It sure does. With sharper images and better video quality, you can say goodbye to distracting blurs and pixilation and become fully immersed in your viewing experience. As video conferencing and remote work continue to gain traction, today’s video communication demands an environment where using video communication should feel like we areworking face-to-face from virtually anywhere. High quality, HD, or UHD video makes that possible. In fact, if there’s anything that’s making video conferencing “as good as real,” it’s the growing innovation in HD technology.

How would you rate your HD viewing experience? Do you think it impacts your experience in both work and play? Tell us: do you love HD?

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