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Lee D Silver badge

Re: 18:9?

In this instance, I think I could justify an improper fraction.

We all know what a 16:9 screen is. An 18:9 screen is obviously wider.

It's not IMMEDIATELY obvious that a 2:1 screen is wider than a 16:9 screen for the layman, however.

People don't handle ratios well. I've had any number of arguments over this, and also that it's measured by screen diagonal.

No, a 65" 4:3 smartboard is NOT the same as a 65" 16:9 touchscreen. In fact, you lose quite a bit of height and it looks tiny and stupid in comparison.

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