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widescreen tvs

I'm shopping for an hdtv, and have noticed that they all don't say "widescreen". Are all hdtvs widescreen?

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In reply to: widescreen tvs

It seems you are new to this hi-def world and you are in the rite place to learn a little before you buy. YOU MUST BONE UP BEFORE YOU TAKE THE PLUNGE. If you set up your t.v. correctly you will have a movie theater quality picture. Also take note to get full injoyment from the T,V you must install a hi-def cable or satellite system and add the hi-def package. If you dont do it rite . its going to look like po po steweeeee

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HDTV typically means widescreen


Technically a TV can be high-def and have a 4:3 screen. Many computer displays can show a high-def image with a 4:3. But, in general, when a TV says HDTV they are 1368X720 or 1928X1080 which means they are 16:9 aspect ratio.

Just a tid=bit of info on widescreen: Theatrical movies are shot in a variety of widescreen formats and not all will perfectly fill a 16:9 TV screen. A 16:9 screen is ideally made for a movie that has a 185:1 apspect ratio. But there are movies that are really wide which are 235:1, and when these are shown on a widescreen TV, there will be small black bars across the top and botton. No biggie and you can expand the picture slightly.

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Slight correction, maybe a typo. . .

In reply to: HDTV typically means widescreen

1.85:1 and 2.35:1


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In reply to: widescreen tvs

pretty much any hdtv lcd thats 26inches and up are wide screen. smaller ones might advertise HD, but some are wide while others are full.

plasmas and projections that you find BRAND NEW in a store will always be wide screen.

tubes have both full screen and widescreen hdtv's so you need to be careful (even though its not hard to tell)

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