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Old 10-22-2005, 12:18 PM   #1
RJ Emery
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Default Aspect Ratio

When it comes to computer monitors, I am confused about aspect ratios. It seems CRTs have a different ratio than flat panel displays, and I do not know the visual difference. I wish I could put an equiavlent sized CRT and flat planel display side-by-side, each displaying the same image full screen. Perhaps then I would see something.

If someone could help me understand the difference in aspect ratios for the two types of monitors, I would be most appreciative.

Why, for example, IS there a difference?

Does it matter?

Why should it matter or not?

RJ Emery, Eastern USA
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