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#### PC Guy

computer monitors and TV's?

I'm trying to figure out what size of a modern flat-screen TV would give

me an identical picture-height of my 12-year-old Sony 36" diagonal tube

tv.

So I have to assume a bunch of stuff to figure this out. Like

1) do modern plasma and LCD tv's have square pixels, or rectangular

pixels?

2) is the aspect ratio of these modern displays 16:10 or 16:9?

My Sony was marketed as a 36" TV, but the bezel is 37" (diagonal), with

a height of 22.5" and width of 29.75 (rounding to the closest 1/4

inch). This is pretty much exactly 4:3 (as expected).

As near as I can tell, assuming that modern flat-panel TV's are 16:10,

then I'd be looking for a 41" or 42" (diag) screen size to give me at

least the same-sized picture as my old Sony.

But a hi-def picture size is 1920 by 1080, which is 16:9 (not 16:10).

So what standard are TV's made with these days? 16:10 or 16:9?

It'd be nice if they posted the damn hight and width of the screen for

these TV's - and computer monitors as well. Why don't they?

And what about the pixels - are they square or not?