Expanded 4:3?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by MattGentry, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. MattGentry

    MattGentry Second Unit

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    On the TV I am looking at (a Philips 27")...I was checking out the menu at Best Buy and discovered something. On it, it had some sort of aspect ratio change from 4:3 to expanded 4:3.

    So my question: what does expanded 4:3 mean?

    Thanks...
     
  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    I would guess that it expands (zooms) a 4:3 frame containing a letterboxed wider aspect ratio picture, and some of the black top and bottom areas and also some of the sides get cut off.

    Did you try the expanded 4:3 on the TV right there in the store?

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