LG stretches out monitor range - literally
Widescreen gets wider
Widescreen TVs are the norm nowadays, but LG’s taking the form factor to crazy new… er... dimensions with a display that's more windscreen than widescreen.
LG's stretched display: wacky or wondrous?
The so-called "stretched" display is available now in the UK as either a 29in or 38in model. The 29in screen has a 1366 x 398 resolution, which is slightly overshadowed by the 1366 x 480 resolution of the 38in display.
Each has a rather mediocre 1000:1 contrast ratio, but is equipped with digital and analogue video inputs, in addition to a VGA port for connection to a PC. Each screen can display content either horizontally or vertically, while display parameters, such as contrast and brightness, can be controlled through a connected computer.
But what’s the point of such bizarrely shaped monitors? Admittedly, you won’t be able to suspend either size screen from your living-room wall anytime soon, because LG’s aiming the displays at large commercial areas, such as shopping centres, cinemas, airports and train stations.
if it was a bit bigger and higher specced id buy one. it would be great for watching films in there proper aspect ratio without black bars.
this looks like the whole amd tricore thing...
Tech1: "bugger someone buggered up the bottom of the screen"
Tech2: "cut it off and sell it as a 'special' display with little use"
ok i realise its not quite that simple. but meh im bored.