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What would be the actual screen size measurement?

by jrgill / November 23, 2005 7:08 AM PST

I'm guessing that this 42 inch screen is probably measured diagonally. Is this true? If so, what would the actual dimension be acroos the screen, from the left side to the right? I'm trying to see if it will fit into a particular spot I have in mind.


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comparison dimension calculator
by MotionPixels / November 24, 2005 7:04 PM PST

I found this which tells actual sizes your TV screens would be.

Just put anything in for the other TV (needs two for comparsion) to get it to figure the results and then you can read what the 42 inch one would be for various display conditions.

As for real size of space used you'll want to look for dimensions in the specifications since screen size is always smaller than the whole TV. Side speaker sets add a lot of width.

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by drkeng / November 27, 2005 6:07 AM PST

Just look at the specifications of any TV you're considering; they almost always give the overall dimensions. All 16:9 42 inch screens will measure 36.6 x 20.6 inches. Note that our perception of how big a screen is relates more to the height than the width or the area. A 32 inch 4:3 measures 25.6 x 19.2, so the 42 inch widescreen is only about 1.5 inches taller.

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And. . .
by Coryphaeus / November 27, 2005 8:12 AM PST
In reply to: size

Speakers on the side or the bottom.

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comparison dimension calculator
by jcrobso / November 27, 2005 11:41 PM PST

Nice link!! Thanks John

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