What is? Aspect Ratio

Jargon Buster: Aspect Ratio

Aspect Ratio is essentially the pre-set height and width proportions of your TV screen. Traditionally TV screens were rather square and used what’s known as a 4:3 aspect ratio (4 units wide and 3 high), however nowadays widescreen TV has started to use the much more natural 16:9 aspect ratio which is essentially more of an envelope shape, which is more natural for the eyes and more realistic.

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