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Old 08-17-02, 04:52 AM
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question about a Sharp TV

i bought a Sharp 27R-FS1 recently. My question is stupid but i ask anyway. It is a flat tube TV which is 27". It measures 27" diagnolly, the height and width of the screen are not the same. Does this mean I have a widescreen,pan and scan, or letterbox television????
Old 08-17-02, 05:29 AM
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all tvs are wider than they are tall

that is why it is called "4x3" when they are talking about screen shape (4 wide to the 3 high)

but if a movie fills up the screen it is fullframe
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Old 08-19-02, 12:22 PM
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Televisions are not precisely square. They are "squarish". A standard television has an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, meaning that it is 1.33 times wider than tall (this equates to the mathematical ratio of 4:3). Widescreen televisions are 1.78:1 (aka 16:9). All television screen sizes are measured diagonally.
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Old 08-19-02, 02:27 PM
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It sounds like you are looking for the correct setting on your DVD player. You should set it to "4:3 letterbox" or possibly just "letterbox".
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