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20" LCD - 16:9 or 4:3

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by nish75, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. nish75

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    Hi

    I am plannming to buy a 20" LCD TV for my bedroom.
    Can you please advise me whether I should go for a 16:9 or 4:3? :lease:
    I am a bit confused with this .

    Thanks
     
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    16x9 is the future and 4x3 is the past. Increasingly, TV sources (with the exception of good old analogue - the days of which are numbered) are 16x9. As are most DVDs. You should get a 16x9 TV and you should get a Freeview capability (assuming you have reception) whether it's inside the TV or as a separate box.
     
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    Definitely 16:9. One problem with 20" 4:3 LCD TVs is the low resolution, usually 640x480, but lately you do get some 800x600 panels. The 2 20" 16:9 LCD TVs that I'm aware of both have 1366x768 panels, that way you can at least use it as a decent PC monitor, not to mention HD feeds as well.
     
  4. KingSizeSlims

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    How are 16:9's measured?? Is it still corner to corner??

    In other words, is the height of a 20" 16:9 smaller than a 20" 4:3?
     
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    yep
     
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    XBox360 = HD WideScreen Gaming = :D

    Try 26" AR 16:9 if you can afford it, note 20" AR 4:3 has screen height of 12", whereas a 26" AR 16:9 has a screen height of 12.74", only slightly taller. According to PIE.FAG.R.US anyhow.
     
  7. nish75

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    Thanks for all your help. Really appreciated.
    But I cannot find any 20-23 16:9 with HDMI/DVI.
    Any suggestions please?
     
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    Thanks for all your help. Really appreciated.
    But I cannot find any 20-23 16:9 with HDMI/DVI.
    Any suggestions please?
     
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    The Philips 20PF5320 has DVI-HDCP.
     
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    Personally (with limited experience admitedly), i dont reckon it's worth getting a widescreen that is less than 23".
    The screen height of a 14:9 26" is only about 2cm taller than a 4:3 19" and the price difference is about 600 hundred quid!!
     
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    You are right KingSizeSlims, I have changes my mind now, and I will go for a 23".
    I hope I will get one with DVI. I will check if the Philips has a 23" version.
    Thanks again.
     

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