51" Widescreen or 53" Big Screen

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  1. Tony Cicirello

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    I'm interested in either 51"16:9 or 53"4:3.
    My primary purpose is for DVD and sports (Soccer)
    Which would you go with and why?
    Sony 51"Wide or 53" Big screen
    Thanks,
    Tony
     
  2. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

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    Cameron Seaman Supporting Actor

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    Personally? I'd pick 16:9 hands down.
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  4. Richard Kim

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    Say, Phil, where did you get the Toshiba at that price?
     
  5. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Phil,
    Thanks for that CGI bases 4:3 vs. 16:9 aspect ratio calculation
    tool!
    On a 61 inch 4:3 TV
    16:9 (1.78:1) letterbox mode
    Your viewing area is 48.8 in(w) x 27.4 in(h)
    The diagonal size is 56.0 in
    Total viewing area is 1337.12 sq in.
    This is the equivalent of a 56.0 inch 16:9 TV
    Your viewing area is decreased by 25.1% from 4:3 mode
    Way cool! [​IMG]
    If DVD's are a primary source and you are an avid OAR'r
    (Original Aspect Ratio) then I would say get the BIGGEST
    16:9 you can afford. If your going to be primarily watching
    Over The Air Broadcasting which is 99.9% presented in a 4:3
    Format then get the BIGGEST 4:3 you can afford.. Either way
    you should get the biggest that you can afford and fit into
    your surroundings [​IMG]
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  6. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

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