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Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs Forum' started by skull-eater, Aug 28, 2005.

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    :clap: that looks cool is it any good :D as ive got no idea :D
     
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    not bad maty just one question whats 15.9 and 16.9
     
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    Broadcast widescreen programmes (BBC,ITV etc) are transmitted in an aspect ratio of 16 by 9. In other words the picture is 16 units wide and 9 units high. Until widescreen came along we watched 4:3, which is almost square. For some reason a lot of LCD screens were manufactured as 15:9 which means that in order to fit the picture in the right shape they either cut off the sides slightly, or leave gaps at the top and bottom of the screen, or worst of all 'squash' the picture. Almost all of the 'bargain' sets with unfamiliar names are these old screens. There is a huge stockpile of them and this is a way of getting rid of them.They are no all bad though, but all the newer sets have true 16:9 screens.
     
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    you just lose a couple of inches with 15.9 screens so a 30" lcd with a resolution of 1280x768 has a actual viewing area of 29.5" and with 16.9 you dont.
     
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    ok thanks for that its much clearer now :thumbsup:
     

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