YouTube finally switches to full HD


It looks like YouTube has finally gone the way of HD. Well, at least for videos uploaded in high definition it has. So now, as well as being able to see videos or trailers like the one above in high definition, you can now see people make complete pratts out of themselves in high definition too. As is demonstrated by the intentionally conspicuous arrow, you’ll find a “Watch in HD” button to click on the bottom right hand corner sto switch between normal quality and HD. Now just so you know, the switch isn’t to full 1080p HD. It’s definitely higher quality – not full HD – but close at 720p resolution. The results are still incredible, especially when viewed in full screen – a mode I try and avoid in normal quality due to the horrible distortion.

Take a look for yourself here at the Duff (Hilary Duff) singing her heart out in 720p resolution, compared to a non high def version of Britney Spears comeback performance on the X Factor.

The minute we start doing our videos in HD, you’ll be the first to know about it.

[via Tech Digest]

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Lucy Hedges