Now high resolution is a minimum of Full HD.
Over the years, it was generally accepted that 720p (1280 × 720, 960 × 720) is a high resolution (HD – High Definition). However, YouTube recently decided that it was necessary to raise the HD threshold to 1080p. And if you pay attention to the player, you will see that near 720p the “HD” prefix is no longer there.
Pretty curious change from YouTube. Obviously, in recent years, Full HD resolution has become an unspoken minimum, both for equipment manufacturers (smartphones, monitors, televisions) and content creators. Moreover, 4K devices and related content are becoming increasingly popular. Nevertheless, 720p has long been associated with the concept of high resolution and we are used to seeing “HD video” with such a resolution.
I wonder how users will respond to this change. How quickly do we get used to the new YouTube classification? Or will it pass unnoticed? Write your opinion in the comments!