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wide screen

Typically refers to a TV or computer screen that has a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is wider than the screens commonly used before the turn of the century. See 16:9.
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The wide screen 16:9 shape is easier for the human eye to view but though many programmes are filmed in wide screen, they are not being transmitted in the wider format," says Sacha.
Mitsubishi Electric's new wide screen LED DLP cubes will be available starting August 2011 through authorized systems integrators.
Panel manufacturers pay more attention to panels' performance, now TN panel incision presents new situation, the market enters 20, 22 and 24 wide screen era; consumption demands drive wide screen to become mainstream.
This year's Super Bowl telecast by Fox is the first to telecast the broadcast of the game in both 16 x 9 wide screen and the traditional 4 x 3 broadcast formats.
The c50SP and c67SP offer 4:3 aspect ratio and SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution, while the c70SPw delivers wide screen 16:9 aspect ratio and full HD (1920x1080) resolution.
The LightTools modeling output also suggests that the Trivium BRILLIANT Film could substantially improve viewability of wide screen applications such as LCD TVs that are currently impeded by today's brightness film solutions.
a global consumer electronics manufacturer and leader in portable digital entertainment solutions, introduced today the new AV 700 Mobile Digital Video Recorder (DVR), which combines the mobility and wide screen of a portable DVD player, with the video recording and scheduling features of a digital video recorder.
The high-definition-compatible OLED prototype has a wide screen pixel format of 1280x800 (WXGA) driven by an amorphous silicon (a-Si) AM backplane to permit faster video response times with low power consumption.
4" LCD wide screen for the LW60 and a 17" LCD screen for the LW70 model that gives consumers a simultaneous dual-window display for a multimedia entertainment with ATI(R) Mobility Radeon(TM) X600 Graphics and the new High Definition Audio (Azalia) technology.
The AA192AA01 module is designed to satisfy increasing demand for wide screens for use in kiosk displays, information monitors and entertainment applications.
Home cinema is created by a mix of large wide screens plus Nicam stereo and Dolby Prologic Surround Sound.
Also, the greater number of test channels means that users can test emerging higher-resolution products such as QUXGA wide screens in the future.