Question about HDTV 16x9 Widescreen set vs. 4:3

Discussion in 'Displays' started by StevenF, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. StevenF

    StevenF Stunt Coordinator

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    If I buy a 30" 16x9 HDTV Television and am watching a widescreen DVD... it should fill up the entire screen. The question I have is if I were to go to a 4:3 set... what size would I need to buy to get the same screen size as the 30" 16x9 set?

    Is the 30" 16x9 (showing a widescreen DVD movie) the same as a 32" or 36" 4:3(showing the same widescreen DVD movie)?
     
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  3. StevenF

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    Ok I get that there might still be the black bars on a 16x9 TV, but my question is this. Showing a widescreen DVD on a 30" 16x9 television gives you certain dimension of Width and Height. What size 4:3 TV would I need to buy to give me those exact WxH dimensions as the 16x9?
     
  4. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    I know there's a formula for comparing 16:9 and 4:3 screens, but I can't recall it. Maybe someone else will.

    M.
     
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    that site is fun. I plug in my projector screen and my 36' tv screen and find out that my display area is 6 times larger than the 36" I used to think was so huge.
     

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