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Re: Defining safe areas for media devices and set top boxes

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 09:04:23 -0800
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <6FF9C86C-D98C-4296-AD46-7C16999D62D6@apple.com>
To: Joćo Eiras <joao-c-eiras@telecom.pt>
But I'm surprised that web content is viewable at all on an old standard-definition CRT TV.  By the time you're down to that resolution, and you've got interlace (so you have to blur horizontal lines to avoid flicker), is it usable?

On Dec 6, 2010, at 2:28 , Joćo Eiras wrote:

>> AFAIK, you can use all of a digital display.  Are we expecting web browsers to be written on devices that have this as an issue?  Are there digital displays which (deliberately, I guess) do not display all the margin outside the safe area (maybe on the grounds that it's boring)?
> As I mentioned in the first e-mail on this thread "My team is working with set top boxes and other media devices which connect to TVs". So, yes :) The new web connected tvs, and media devices connected with HDMI cables have high accuracy (little to no content cropped), but when using the RCA cable, and/or an older CRT TV, the problem is quite visible.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Monday, 6 December 2010 17:04:56 UTC

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