# Rambling disccusions withe Zero2dash and others.

#### Sky Blue

##### Guest
having not read any posts in this thread, I must say I agree.

#### pcypert

##### macrumors 6502
You guys and your 60/80 talk reminded me of Anchorman with the Sex Puma cologne. 60% of the time it works 100% of the time

Paul

#### takao

##### macrumors 68040
A 32" Wide has a substantially larger visual area than the 4x3. Check your math

http://www.displaywars.com/32-inch-4x3-vs-32-inch-16x9

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.

Ed

display 1: (4:3 32 inch)
Area 491.52 inches

display 2: (16:9)
Area 437.55 inches

putting in 32 instead of 100 into my formula:
4:3:
491,52
16:9:
437,57

#### Symtex

##### macrumors 6502a
You 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.

#### takao

##### macrumors 68040
You 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 never said different.. i just pointed out that the common myth of widescreen screens having bigger viewing areas is wrong

#### zero2dash

##### macrumors 6502a
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.

For 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.

#### takao

##### macrumors 68040
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.

"With a wide screen ratio you have more viewing area"

For 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.
but you get less on top and bottom
it's something that depends on the game, for shooters and racing games i can see your point but not all games are playing in a 2d plane where left and right looking is more important