[opendtv] Re: Visit at Best Buy

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "OpenDTV (E-mail)" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 18:54:44 -0500

Ralph P. Manfredo wrote:

> One of the deciding factors on screen size.  A 40" 4:3
> TV set has a perceptively larger viewing area than a
> 40" 16:9 wide-screen set.

Two points to make are:

1. The 40" 4:3 monitor will also be huge compared with
the 40" 16:9. It will look big and bulky.

2. When viewing the 16:9 content of most DTV shows,
the viewing area of the 40" 16:9 set will be bigger.
So any larger area of the 4:3 set will be wasted with
black bars, unless you zoom in and crop the wide

A 16:9 DTV show will fill up the 40" 16:9 screen
completely, giving you a 35"w X 20"h image.

The same show letterboxed in that bulky 4:3 screen
will instead give you a 32"w X 18"h.

So, for the upcoming wide screen shows, which will
be standard with most DTV content, you're better off
with the 40" 16:9 set.

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