TV as a monitor?

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tom_N Forum Pro • Posts: 13,561
Re: TV as a monitor?

Clueless Wanderer wrote:

Unless things have changed in the last few years.. 
Monitor pixels are square, TV ones are rectangular.

A 1920 x 1080 grid ("1080p") is proportional to 16:9, the aspect ratio of a widescreen HDTV.

Perhaps you are thinking of DVD-Video, where the 720 x 480 grid results in skinny pixels (because a 640 x 480 grid is what would be proportional to the 4:3 aspect ratio of a standard TV).

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