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

From: David Storey <dstorey@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 19:13:04 +0200
Cc: Joćo Eiras <joao-c-eiras@telecom.pt>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0DAFB1A2-9FA3-4E64-880A-CEEEF8DA0571@opera.com>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>

On 6 Dec 2010, at 19:04, David Singer wrote:

> 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?

Opera on the Wii supports standard definition on CRTs, as the Wii doesn’t support HD, and that is useable (admittedly I’ve on used it on LCDs).

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> On Dec 6, 2010, at 2:28 , Joćo Eiras wrote:
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>>> 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)?
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>> 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.
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> David Singer
> Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
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