Why aren't iMacs in widescreen?

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  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Why hasn't the iMac have a widescreen aspect ratio like the macbooks do?
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    Umm, what? They're both widescreen with the same aspect ratio from what I can tell.
     
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    currently, all of Apple's displays are widescreen. The used to sell 4:3 aspect displays (on iBooks, eMacs and some older PowerBooks).

    They aren't true widescreen though; they are 16:10 (8:5), not 16:9.
     
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    You might consider getting your eyes checked ;)
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    It's gotta be the chin throwing him off.

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  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Leno has the same problem.
     
  7. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, but the aspect ratio isn't 2.35:1 however which is the widescreen format.
     
  8. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Um, 2.35:1 is just one of the standard widescreen aspect ratios. HDTVs are all 1.78:1 (16:9), and the iMac is a little different at 1.60:1 (16:10).
     
  9. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    The macbook's aspect ratio isn't 2.35:1 either. It's 16:10 just like the iMacs.

    A 13.3" 2.35:1 aspect ratio screen is only 5.2" tall. That wouldn't really be the most useful form factor for a laptop.
     
  10. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    2.35:1 is Anamorphic Widescreen. Standard widescreen is narrower.
     
  11. JAT macrumors 603

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    That is not the meaning of anamorphic.
     
  12. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    I agree that they are both the same kind of widescreen.

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  13. ripfrankwhite macrumors regular

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    Just put the dvd in the computer and DVD Player will play the movie the way it was supposed to be played, in the proper aspect ratio. All iMacs have more resolution than any dvd requires, so what is the problem?
     
  14. Rychiar macrumors 6502

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    16x10 is best, then u can watch widescreen and fullscreen stuff comfortably. and yeah nothing is made in 2:35 animorphic style, that would be pointless cus then all the normal 16x9 dvds would be bordered:rolleyes:
     
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