16:9 vs 4:3 question

Discussion in 'Displays' started by TimRo, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. TimRo

    TimRo Auditioning

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    Folks-
    I am looking at getting a 16:9 HDTV to replace my 27" 4:3 set. Problem is, I have limited room (the real problem is the limited space to access my rec room to get the new set in) Anyway, since most TV shows are still shown in 4:3 ratio, and I have a few TV shows on DVD, as well as 2 "only in full screen" DVDs (dont kill me- one is Wizard of Oz (which was never in widescreen) and the other is The Shining (FS as per the director), what size 16:9 set should I get so the 4:3 image will be the same size as on my 27" set without stretching the imaage? I am currently leaning towards a tabletop 46" unit.

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. oryan_dunn

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    http://www.cavecreations.com/tv2.cgi

    That site has a handy calculator. But to answer your question, you'll need around a 34" widescreen to have the same 27" 4:3 that you have now.

    Ryan
     

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