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Basic TV size question

Discussion in 'TVs' started by michaelab, Jun 5, 2002.

  1. michaelab

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    I know that a TV's display size (in inches) is measured across the diagonal but how does the measurement system work for 16:9 TVs? Do they still measure the 4:3 diagonal distance or do they measure the actual diagonal of the 16:9 screen?

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  2. Squirrel God

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    They measure the actual diagonal for 16:9 TVs as well. Hence a 28" widescreen TV doesn't have the same vertical height as a 28" 4:3 TV.
     

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