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Get square monitor to letterbox

by jjiceman / February 14, 2010 1:16 PM PST

Hi, I have a square (4:3) Sony plug-and-play monitor and I would like to have letterboxes on the top and bottom of the picture, turning into a widescreen monitor. I make video tutorials and would like to start doing them in widescreen 1280x720. I have an ATI Radeon graphics card with 512 MB memory.

Any help is very much appreciated, thanks in advance.

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I don't think it can be done, unless...
by ahtoi / February 14, 2010 3:20 PM PST

the monitor has an hdmi connection. I also think your player should display the video in whatever format the video is. I believed that's how the VLC media player work. My guess is that you are not getting that. Waht player do you use?

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I'm Looking for 19" SQUARE FORMAT computer monitors
by Markymarc / May 4, 2010 11:09 PM PDT

Can anyone help me find out where to purchase a good 19 inch computer monitor that is square (not letterbox) either new or used. They all seem to have disappeared from the market place. Thanks.
Marc Martin
markymar@bellsouth.net

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I looked on ebay
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2010 11:31 PM PDT

And there are too many there.

Doesn't seem to have vanished yet.

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