Monitor Aspect Ratios unraveled..

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Sometimes, the native resolution of a newly purchased monitor can make it hard to read for those who do not have 20:20 vision. And then there are those who like to see more on their monitors and have good enough eyesight to cope. I have to use reading glasses for working on the computer anyway, so I have my two 19” CRTs set for UXGA 1600 x 1200.

The table below shows the alternative resolutions which will work for the most popular aspect ratios.

Screen type

NTSC TV

Standard CRT

Standard LCD

Wide LCD

Wide LCD

Wide LCD and HDTV

Acer Aspire Eee PC

Aspect

3:2

4:3

5:4

5:3

16:10

16:9

 

1

NTSC

720 x 480

QVGA

320 x 240

SXGA

1280 x 1024

WVGA

800 x 400

WXGA

1200 x 800

WVGA

854 x 400

WVSGA

1204 x 768

2

1152 x 768

VGA

640 x 480

QSXGA

2560 x 2048

WXGA

1280 x 768

1440 x 900

HD 720

1280 x 720

 

3

1280 x 854

PAL

768 x 576

   

WSXGA+

1600 x 1050

1366 x 768

 

4

1440 x 960

SVGA

800 x 600

   

WUXGA

1920 x 1200

HD 1080

1920 x 1080

 

5

 

XGA

1024 x 768

   

WQXGA

2560 x 1600

   

6

 

1280 x 960

         

7

 

SXGA+

1400 x 1200

         

8

 

UXGA

1600 x 1200

         

9

 

QXGA

2048 x 1536

         

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