A HD-Ready TV set is capable of displaying a high definition TV picture, when connected to an HD source.
This term is used to denote the resolution of the TV screen. HD ready offers 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution. The higher the resolution, the better the image quality.
HD Ready means that the television can handle a High-Definition signal. It produces 720 lines of information across the screen which is not Full HD. It does not have a High-Definition tuner built in, so the HD services would come from an external source such as Sky, Virgin or a recorder with HD built in.
To watch HD content on an HD-Ready TV, you need some kind of HD source. This could be:
An HD TV receiver – Such as a Virgin V+ box, a Sky+HD box, a Freesat HD receiver or a Freeview HD receiver
A High Definition disc player – a Blu-Ray disk player
Some games consoles – Games consoles that output HD, such as the Microsoft X-Box 360 or the Sony Playstation 3)