CEA is Starting on a 21:9 Standard for TVs

Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

More 21:9 TVs are coming out, which means standards are soon to follow.

Alright, so you've got yourself a fancy new 21:9 display and you're enjoying it like crazy for watching your Blu-rays on, but not every disc is set up to handle it properly and God help you if you want to watch TV in full screen. Here's a hint: don't stretch it.

The folks at the CEA are working on a standard for these new sets which will help provide content makers with the tools to cater specifically to the new aspect ratio. You'll hopefully start getting some 21:9 TV or at least On Demand movies that conform to the 21:9 aspect ratio.

"As video displays with the 21:9 aspect ratio are now appearing in the marketplace, adding this feature to the standard can more efficiently deliver such video to DTV receivers with native 21:9 displays," says the CEA.

Source: Twice

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Tags: Standards, CEA, 21:9 (all tags)