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Sony 15:9 screens!

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  1. stanleyntl

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    Watch out for Sony KDL-L32MRX1 and KLV-26HG2 screens neither support 16:9 ratio, only 15:9!
    This is not a typo : their catalogue and website both refer to a 15:9 ratio, not the std 16:9. If true this ought to truncate the width of material, or maybe compress it.
     
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    I thought the screen size was 16:9, it was just the pixel count that was 15:9 (1280x768 as opposed to 1366x768). Thats the same as a lot of lcd screens I think.
     
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    It might be true that these indeed are 15:9
    I owned a Philips 30PF9975 for a couple of weeks (got rid of it because of the poor black levels...) that was 15:9, 1280*768. When switched to 16:9, the screen showed black bars on top and bottom. In automatic mode, the screen was stretched to 15:9.
    But then, that was an LCD; LCD may use square pixels where pixels on plasma's are not always square. I currently own a 42PF9965 plasma, 1024*1024 pixels, which is a 16:9 screen.

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    Quite a high proportion of LCD screens are actually (and I mean actually, not just pixel counting) 15x9. And yes, they will either distort the image (too tall) or truncate its width or maybe have tiny black bars top and bottom.

    Pretty well all LCDs do have square pixels. So, watch for resolutions that don't work out at 16x9.

    Examples: 1366 x 768 = 16x9; 1280 x 720 = 16x9. 1280 x 768 = 15 x 9.
     
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    New LCD computer monitors are mostly 16:10 (very close to 15:9).

    It's closer to the golden ratio (an aesthetically pleasing ratio, used extensively and universally in graphical and product design). So it looks better.

    Surely any TV with a 15:9 ratio will have zoom options for cropping the sides off the image, like when you watch a movie on a computer screen? You only lose 1/32th of the image off either side, so it's no big deal really.
     
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    So we should be looking out for the dimensions as per your example to get correct results?
    What happens with 1024x1024 screens? And when a HD feed is 16:9 and sent to such screens?
     
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    1024 x 1024 screens (and here, you're talking Plasma) have rectangular pixels so the simple pixel count doesn't hold water. Pixel counting only works when the pixels are square.

    What I said was "pretty well all LCDs have square pixels". That doesn't mean either
    (a) all, guaranteed (because I have no way of knowing for sure)
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    (b) plasmas, although, again, many do, and certainly some (such as those you mention) do not.

    The only sure way to measure is by using a tape measure (etc) on the screen itself. However, pixel counts, if they do represent 15x9 or 16x9, are a likely indication of sqaure pixels and hence also the screen shape. If they represent something else (eg 1024x1024) then they mean rectangular pixels and you'll need a tape measure.

    Beware: Manufacturers and retailers alike have been known to misquote pixel resolutions. I have seen my LCD quoted as 1280 x 768 (which isn't 16x9). It is, in fact 1280 x 720 (which is).
     

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