1. FirstBerry101's Avatar
    Love the Passport.

    Love it so much as I watch tv I was struck with a stage thought.

    What happened to the square tv size? Who decided that 16:9 was the best ratio? I would love to have a 60 inch square tv over my fireplace.

    Yes I know I am alone, but really like my passport.

    Posted via CB10
    10-31-14 12:16 AM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    no you wouldn't. All programming is in 16x9 these days so you would have black bars on top and bottom for most all programming
    andy957 likes this.
    11-09-14 10:42 PM
  3. johnny_bravo72's Avatar
    Love the Passport.

    Love it so much as I watch tv I was struck with a stage thought.

    What happened to the square tv size? Who decided that 16:9 was the best ratio? I would love to have a 60 inch square tv over my fireplace.

    Yes I know I am alone, but really like my passport.

    Posted via CB10
    Sony called. They want their Trinitron back.

    Posted from a D618
    andy957 likes this.
    11-09-14 10:46 PM
  4. FrankIAm's Avatar
    A 60" 1:1 TV when everything is either 16:9 (mostly) or 4:3, what a huge waste of money! Don't let the love for the passport blind you, nobody likes fanboys.
    11-09-14 10:58 PM
  5. deadcowboy's Avatar
    no you wouldn't. All programming is in 16x9 these days so you would have black bars on top and bottom for most all programming
    I watch loads of 1.33:1 Blu-rays. To be completely fair, TV should still be 4x3 as that is the aspect ratio of 4-perf 35mm film. 16x9 or 1.85:1 uses a smaller sensor (or a smaller portion of the film) than true 4-perf. The Alexa Studio has a 4x3 sensor, and it's the best digital cinema camera on the market.

    So, on my crappy 16x9 TV I have to watch old Hollywood movies that were shot with bigger film areas on a tiny portion of the screen. TV should be just as wide as they are now, but a good deal taller. And that would be more correct. Such a shame.

    Posted via CB10
    11-09-14 11:40 PM
  6. howarmat's Avatar
    sure you can watch everything cropped if you want but I would hate it.
    11-09-14 11:51 PM
  7. jvictor77's Avatar
    I suppose the rectangular format came out of emulating movie theatre screens.

    Posted via Passport - The Beast!
    11-10-14 12:05 AM
  8. anischab's Avatar
    When you look in front of you, against a white wall... do you look through a 1:1 eye-window? The natural vision is nearly 16:9

    BlackBerry|Q10, SQN100-3, OS 10.2.2.932; BlackBerry|Passport, SQW100-1, OS 10.3.0.675
    11-10-14 01:23 AM
  9. deadcowboy's Avatar
    When you look in front of you, against a white wall... do you look through a 1:1 eye-window? The natural vision is nearly 16:9

    BlackBerry|Q10, SQN100-3, OS 10.2.2.932; BlackBerry|Passport, SQW100-1, OS 10.3.0.675
    16x9 was chosen by the industry because it sits nicely between 2.35:1 and 1.33:1 or 1.37:1. Most dvds will look alright, but not ideal. A jack of all trades kind of screen size (master of none). It was not an aspect ratio that was common before the advent of widescreen television. 1.66:1 and especially 1.85:1 are much more common.

    16x9 was not chosen for any other reason. Your argument is baseless.

    Now, if you can believe it, 4-perf Super 35mm film (an aspect ratio of 1.33:1) actually has the largest surface are of any vertically fed 35mm format. Others simply crop. So Casablanca uses a larger per-frame negative size than the majority of films shot today! It's the superior format. And it's really quite a lovely ratio...even the iPad uses it!

    Posted via CB10
    11-11-14 09:13 PM
  10. jupiter8's Avatar
    I would personally like to go back to 4:3 for both TV and computer. Perfect ratio, especially for computer.

    Posted via CB10
    11-11-14 09:33 PM
  11. Adif_70's Avatar
    I am with you. 4:3 computer screens were better in many ways. Also I like photos in 4:3. Something about them I just like.
    I kind of miss my 4:3 tv as well.


    Posted with my 6 week old superb Passport!
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    11-11-14 09:37 PM
  12. deadcowboy's Avatar
    I am with you. 4:3 computer screens were better in many ways. Also I like photos in 4:3. Something about them I just like.
    I kind of miss my 4:3 tv as well.


    Posted with my 6 week old superb Passport!
    I agree with the both of you. The kind of work I do would be better served by a large 4x3 monitor. Boy I miss my old CRT. Resolution and color were amazingly good, even by today's standards.

    Though the nature of desk work is that one doesn't have much vertical space. So 16x10 monitors sort of made sense. Hanging a TV on a wall, however, would be awesome in 4x3. 1920x1440 should have been the HD-era standard.

    And photos in 4x3. Well 4x3 one of the professional standard ratios for photography. It's my favorite ratio for photography. 3x2 is a consumer format introduced by Leica. And 16x9 has no place in photography imo.


    Posted via CB10
    11-11-14 11:58 PM
  13. DickDorf's Avatar
    I don't know if it is still true, but most of the wide screen video is/was shot in 4:3 and the top and bottom are/were cut from it to produce the 16:9 and other wider wide screen resolutions.

    Rockin a Passport with my Awesome Z30! Two great devices are better than 1!
    11-12-14 11:58 AM

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