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Elongated pixels - extinct?

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Should elongated pixels (wider than they are tall) actually be considered advantageous and to give higher vertical resolution?

A recent review of a Hitachi LCD heaped praise generally and specifically mentioned the higher than usual vertical resolution as a benefit. I guess it reshapes anamorphic content without the need for any processing and more and more content is anamorphic these days.

ORIGINAL POSTING:
Are there still panels being produced with elongated pixels?

I'll be careful enough to check my first flat panel is exactly 720 or 1080* lines but surely nobody is still making panels with elongated pixels are they?

*The number of times magazines get this wrong is amazing.
 

ssjaronx4

Active Member
42" plasmas still have rectangle pixels as the have a square 1024x768 resolution yet are physically widescreen.
 

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Are elongated pixels actually beneficial becuase they reshape anamorphic content without processing or vertical rescalling (i.e. have at least the same number of lines as the content).
 

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