- Written by Secrets Senior Editors
- Published on 02 August 2011
Our first HDMI Benchmark article generated a lot of feedback and support from our readers, but also a lot of skepticism.
- Written by Chris Heinonen
- Published on 24 May 2011
It's hard to believe that we are already into the second decade of the 21st Century, and now all future Blu-ray players will have to deliver their HD content digitally over HDMI only, with analog component video outputs limited to 480 lines of resolution (480p). Since all of the content will be transferred digitally to your display, this should result in perfect picture quality with no issues since "bits are bits", right? Unfortunately the reality is far more complex than this, and there are many factors that can come into play. This article is an introduction to the way we will be changing how we benchmark Blu-ray players, since we will be taking measurements of the digital signals through the HDMI output instead of analog data measurements through the component video outputs. There is a lot to discuss, so start reading now, and you won't be confused when we begin publishing Blu-ray Player Benchmark Reviews with our new methods shortly.