Please explain how a resolution of 1024 x 720/768

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  1. djcla

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    works out out be a widescreen 16:9 as it appears to be more 4:3?
     
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    Hi

    The pixels are rectangular, not square - thus the actual resolution is 4:3 whilst the image is 16:9

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    Is there any downside to having rectangular pixels? I notice the 50" panels generally have square pixels (1366 x 768)
     
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    Looks really odd if you try to use it as a computer monitor.
     
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    that's true, but what about 1:1 pixel mapping for video sources?
     
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    Hi

    There are no video sources which are 768 pixels high anyway so the lack of 1:1 mapping is not relevant.

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    again true, but i was considering a scaler to get native, hence wondering whether there is any difference (size of screen apart) from viewing the image on rectangular pixels or sqaure ones, on a 42/43" screen and 50" screen respectively.
     
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    On my 42" screen with rectangular pixels, using a scaler and it looks lovely to me. Better than most "squarey" screens I've seen in shops etc
     
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    I use 1368x768 on mine with an HTPC , desktop is slightly softer than at 1024x768 but its the right shape and video look as as good as 1:1 ( it might even be slightly better in some ways). Fair to say these panels might have had a little more attention paid to their horizontal downscaling capabilities.
     

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