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HDMI on a 4:3 monitor

by elektromodulator / May 26, 2008 1:40 AM PDT

Hi guys,

I have a samsung syncmaster 923B lcd monitor with an aspect ratio of 4:3. If I plug a HDMI cable in it (through a DVI converter), will the picture appear correctly, without vertical stretching, or other strange effects?

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Depends on the convertor.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2008 1:42 AM PDT
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Good luck.

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are you using the monitor with a pc or satellite/cable/dvd?
by ramarc / May 26, 2008 1:55 AM PDT
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the monitor will work fine with a pc set for 1280x1024 regardless of the cable. you'd have to configure a satellite/cable/dvd for 4:3 mode.

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It's a pc monitor, and i want to use it with xbox360

does xbox360 has 4:3 mode?

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yes; 4:30 definitely works through the xbox vga cable
by ramarc / May 27, 2008 2:52 AM PDT

so it should work with the hdmi cable also. if not, just get the vga cable.

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My answer would be no,
by ahtoi / May 26, 2008 2:25 AM PDT
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if you are trying to view 16:9 material at full screen. Something got to give.

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(NT) I guess I have to buy a widescreen monitor then.
by elektromodulator / May 26, 2008 3:47 AM PDT
In reply to: My answer would be no,
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letter box, dependin on software
by squirtlewa / May 29, 2008 3:40 PM PDT
In reply to: My answer would be no,

One of my computers has a 4:3 monitor (1280 x 1024). I don't use HDMI, just DVI. But they're s'posed to be the same, just HDMI adds audio and DRM.

Anywho, I watch 16:9 stuff (usually using VLC) and it just letterbox with black bars on the top and bottom to make it fit. I guess it's just taking the middle 720 lines for the movie.

hope this helps...

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