CNET GLOSSARY: Terms for the techie
An abbreviation referring to video content with resolution, displayed at a frame rate of 24 frames-per-second. This is the standard frame rate for film-based content; the vast majority of Blu-ray movies are encoded in 1080p/24. Most HDTVs display images at 60 fps so only TVs capable of displaying frames in multiples of 24 (such as 120 Hz or 240 Hz HDTVs) can properly display 1080p/24. Read more on 24fps versus 60fps.
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