what size is the viewable area on new iPod's 2" screen when playing letterbox movies?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by kathymoore, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. kathymoore macrumors newbie

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    what size is the viewable area on new iPod's 2" screen when playing letterbox movies?

    I also have a Sony PSP. Playing a letter box movie isn't
    a real problem since it has a much bigger screen.(plus
    the fact that it's widescreen) However, there's isn't a
    memory stick pro duo larger than 2GB right now.

    Sorry... I know I learned this a few dozen years ago in
    high school geometry... but forgot everything... :D
     
  2. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    New iPod screen is 2.5" or 2x1.5 (4:3 aspect ratio)

    Widescreen is 16:9 so the viewable area will be 2x1.125" or 2.3" so 0.19" black bars on top and bottom

    Anamorphic (think LOTR) is 1:2.35 so the viewable area will be 2x0.85" or 2.17" or 0.33" black bards on top and bottom.

    The iPod nano is 0.27" thick for comparison.
     
  3. dejo Moderator

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    Most Hollywood movies (think Jurassic Park) are 1.85:1 so the viewable area will be 2x1.08" or 2.27" or 0.21" black bars on top and bottom.
     

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