- Jan 8, 2005
having not read any posts in this thread, I must say I agree.
A 32" Wide has a substantially larger visual area than the 4x3. Check your math
Mathematically converting a 4:3 to 16x9 you will lose visual space, but thats not how 16x9 sets are measured or made so in all fairness the 4x3 aspect has a smaller visual area than the 16x9/16x10 aspect.
i never said different.. i just pointed out that the common myth of widescreen screens having bigger viewing areas is wrongYou are missing the whole point of getting a Widescreen Screen. Movies are shot in different ration 1:85, 2:41, ect.. Widescreen allow us to really take advantage to see a movie the way it was meant to be seen by the director.
I can see more of my surroundings in widescreen on my 30" wide than I could on my 27" 4:3.
Whether the actual dimensions or mathematical figures are different or the same on either, that's not what I was talking about.
but you get less on top and bottomFor instance, in some FPS like Halo 2, I see more of a weapon in widescreen that is normally not there when on a 4:3 because it's cut off due to the aspect ratio. You can view more to the sides in your vision cone, etc.