What is the best format for viewing 4:3 or widescreen?

Last Update date : 2014.08.07

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The best format for viewing depends on the format of the program you are watching.

If you are watching a program that is being broadcast in the standard, 4:3 format, use 4:3.

If you are watching a program that is being broadcast in the widescreen (16:9) format, use widescreen.

 

Note 1: Analog channels always broadcast in the 4:3 format and never broadcast in the 16:9 format.  HDTV channels broadcast most of the time in the 16:9 format.

 

Note 2: Even though 4:3 and 16:9 are the two standard size formats, if you don't like the size of the picture you are watching, you can often change it to one of several other sizes.  

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