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Do You Think You Can Tell The Difference Between Standard Def, 720p and 1080p?

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Most of you know that seeing the difference between 720p and 1080p depends on screen size and how far away you sit—but, in the end, it really comes down to your eyes.

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Basically, after a certain distance, your eyes can't distinguish the level of detail no matter how much resolution your screen has unless you're Superman or Batman.

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In fact, a recent survey revealed that one in five HDTV owners can't even tell the difference between standard def and high def. We can't account for all the variables in your viewing arena, such as distance from the screen and how good your eyes are, but what about you? Do you think you can really tell the difference?

Do You Think You Can Tell The Difference Between Standard Def, 720p and 1080p?
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2010-Camaro

well when i compare my blu-ray of the dark knight (1080p) to the 720p rip i downloaded last week, there is a SIGNIFICANT difference. Other than that though, HD Content to SD Content is very noticeable as well, given you have a HD display.