Something I have wanted for ages...

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  1. John CW

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    I have always wanted to know this, and now I'm looking to buy a new TV it would be REALLY handy. So, um, does anyone know, or can they figure out the dimensions of the SCREEN of a Widescreen TV?

    For instance I'd like to know the HEIGHT and WIDTH of the SCREEN (not the actual TV) for a 32" 16:9 TV or a 42" or a 50" etc.

    Does such a list exist anywhere?

    Thanks!

    ~ Johnny
     
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    Since the measurement is the diagonal of the screen, a perfect 16:9 screen would be advertised size times .49 high and times .872 wide.

    Example:

    32" = 15.7 x 27.9
    42" = 20.6 x 36.6
    50" = 24.5 x 43.6
    53" = 26.0 x 46.2
    55" = 27.0 x 47.9
    57" = 27.9 x 49.7
    64" = 31.4 x 55.8

    Of course, this is not a perfect world and these are rough estimates only.

    Vern
     
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    It's just simple trig. A rectangle that is 16" wide by 9" tall, will have a 18.36" diaganol. So just use this relation for other diagonals.

    Example
    a 16:9 34" set will have:
    Width = (16/18.36")x(34") = 29.63"
    Height = (9/18.36")x(34") = 16.67"

    A 4:3 set is even easier since a 4" wide by 3" tall rectangle has a 5" Diaganol:
    Width = (4/5)x(Diaganol)
    Height = (3/5)x(Diaganol)
     
  5. John CW

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    Wow! Thanks for that you guys! I guess the words "simple" and "trigonometry" don't go together in my vocabulary! [​IMG]

    Here's some more measurements for anyone else:

    32" = 15.7 x 27.9
    34" = 16.7 x 29.6
    36" = 17.6 x 31.4
    40" = 19.6 x 34.9
    50" = 24.5 x 43.6
    60" = 29.4 x 52.3

    And the revised link (the last one didn't work for me!):

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

    Thanks again!

    ~ Johnny
     
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    OOPs:b ,Sorry John,the link didnt work for me either.DUH
     

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