Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


HDTV monitors 16:9 ratio

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 cowsgonemadd3


    Feed me some spyware!

  • Banned
  • 4,557 posts
  • Local time:08:37 PM

Posted 18 August 2005 - 11:06 PM

I want to get this laptop. Well it has a widescreen display 16:9 ratio is what it says. A normal HDTV is 16:9 ratio too.
Does that mean its like a HD screen? Like if I got a HD compatible tv tuner for the laptop I could view HDTV on the laptop?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 Mr Alpha

Mr Alpha

  • Members
  • 1,875 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Finland
  • Local time:03:37 AM

Posted 19 August 2005 - 06:17 AM

I wouldn't say its a HD screen in the HDTV meaning. HDTV is television technology, actually it's computer technology used in TVs to get better quality. Many modern computer screens are already beyond HDTV quality. I would bet that the reason you got 16:9 ration is so that they could fit a wider keyboard underneath.

As for viewing HDTV programming, sure, but at what quality depends on your on your screen and speakers.

These are the resolutions used in HDTV:
# 720p - 1280x720 pixels progressive
# 1080i - 1920x1080 pixels interlaced
# 1080p - 1920x1080 pixels progressive
Also you get CD quality surround sound, and it's all encoded in MPEG-2
"Anyone who cannot form a community with others, or who does not need to because he is self-sufficient [...] is either a beast or a god." Aristotle
Intel Core 2 Quad | XFX 780i SLI | 8GB Corsair | Gigabyte GeForce 8800GTX | Auzentech X-Fi Prelude| Logitech G15 | Logitech MX Revolution | LG Flatron L2000C | Logitech Z-5500 Digital

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users