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16:9 LCD monitors from Taiwan, with love

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I’m sure there’s an excellent reason why my great Dell monitor has a 16:10 aspect ratio, when so many things are actually 16:9. But while I kind of like the little black bars when I’m watching shows and movies on it, it just seems kind of odd that they would make it so close, and yet not that most common of aspect ratios.

Well, AU Optronics is manufacturing some 16:9 monitors for people who really hate letterboxing, although the fact that they’re CCFL-lit and not LED will not appeal to the media freaks who are so exacting about their ratios. The contrast ratio is 1000:1, which isn’t stellar, but they’re also only half an inch thick, which is great. There’s a lot of pros and cons there, and they also come in a variety of sizes, which makes it that much more complicated. Fortunately, they’re not even available yet so don’t stress. Stop, stop stressing.

AUO demos 16:9 ratio, 24-inch HD monitor [Electronista]

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