Check Out The Whole History of Display Resolutions In One Big Stack

Computer screens have come a long, long way in the past decade and a half. With all these retina-grade, impossible-to-decern-the-pixels resolutions floating around, it's hard to believe we used to deal with displays as low as 640x480 back in the day. This is what all that resolution evolution looks like all in one… » 2/24/13 12:00pm 2/24/13 12:00pm

An 8,000 Pixel by 8,000 Pixel Big Ass Screen Is Coming to Chicago

The Adler Planetarium just renovated the Grainger Sky Theater with a big honking screen. The display will mimic being in space with a 8,000 by 8,000 pixel screen that's supposed to deliver "the largest single seamless digital image in the world". For reference, typical movie screens 'only' spit out 2k by 4k pixel… » 4/26/11 7:31pm 4/26/11 7:31pm

Is This Why the 13-Inch MacBook Pro Display Didn't Improve?

With last month's MacBook Pro refresh, one question that lingered was why the 13-inch MacBook Pro was still stuck with the same mediocre screen resolution. From Quora, a possible solution! One similar to why the iPad 2 didn't get a resolution bump: Apple's holding out for retina displays to make things easier on… » 3/07/11 5:10pm 3/07/11 5:10pm

Why Didn't the New 13-inch MacBook Pro Get a Higher Resolution Screen?

There's no question that the new MacBook Pros are blazingly awesome. The whole line has been rejuvenated with Sandy Bridge processors, better graphics and a lightning fast Thunderbolt I/O port. But one thing has been bothering us about the update, or rather, lack of update: The 13-inch MacBook Pro still has a lower… » 2/26/11 4:00pm 2/26/11 4:00pm

Red's 5k, 4k, and 3k Pro Cameras: What the Resolution Really Means

Here's why we're excited about Red's announcements of their 3K Scarlet and 5K Epic digital cameras. Their insane resolution. It's one thing to talk about resolution as an abstract number, but Red has a fantastic chart comparing these resolutions to things you're actually familiar with, like your HDTV or your old SDTV.… » 4/14/08 7:20pm 4/14/08 7:20pm

1080p TVs Never Deliver 1080p Motion, But Some Do Better Than Others

It's a fact of life: when you buy a 1080p set, you never see true 1080p resolution when things are in motion. Gary Merson (of Home Theater Mag and HDGuru.com) looked at 19 TVs listed as 1080p, and found that while their "static" resolution ranged from true 1080 down to a miserable 400, the "motion" resolution of the… » 11/16/07 8:42am 11/16/07 8:42am

E-Setter Easily Switches PS3 Resolution Externally

Switching resolution on the PS3 isn't too complicated, but if you're trying to do it from memory on a TV that's blank because you've got the wrong settings it's nigh impossible. With the XCM E-SETER, you can quickly push one of the labeled buttons and switch quickly and instantly to the desired setting, bypassing all… » 11/08/07 2:40pm 11/08/07 2:40pm