What Aspect Ratio is and Why it Matters in TV Display

    1. An aspect ratio is a value that describes the width and height of a screen or image.
    2. It is written as two numbers separated by a colon (a ratio).
    3. The first number shows the image’s width and the second its height.
    4. For instance, a 16:9 aspect ratio means the image is 16 units wide and 9 units high.
    5. Aspect ratio is important because it allows the display of proportional images on your screens.
    6. Proportionality means that the size of the subject you see on your screen is distributed equally between the width and height of your TV frame.
    7. 16:9 is the standard aspect ratio for high-definition widescreen televisions and most computer monitors.


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