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What’s widescreen? How do the aspect ratios work?

Dec 20th, 2009by dvdxplayer 2,575 views |Comments Off

Video can be stored on a DVD in 4:3 format (standard TV shape) or 16:9 (widescreen). The width-to-height ratio of standard televisions is 4 to 3; in other words, 1.33 times wider than high. New widescreen televisions, specifically those designed for HDTV, have a ratio of 16 to 9; that is, 1.78 times wider than high. Read More »