CEA Begins to Create 21:9 Aspect Ratio Standard

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CEA Begins to Create 21:9 Aspect Ratio Standard


Philips-Cinema-21-9-LCD-HDTV.jpgAccording to TWICE, the Consumer Electronics Association or CEA recently announced that it is developing new standards for the 21:9 aspect ratio. The reason for this is to support the new 21:9 HD televisions that have been announced for release.

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CEA said it is calling for industry help "to investigate incorporation of methods for signaling delivery of the presence of 21:9 video into CEA 861, A DTV Profile for Uncompressed High-Speed Digital Interfaces."

These new displays will create an even wider viewing screen that the current 16:9 screens. Those familiar with anamorphic lenses are used to this kind of viewing area. The 21:9 aspect ratio is designed to present the 2.35:1 format of films closer to its true form.

By creating a standard for 21:9, CEA hopes to make the technology's introduction more successful. "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," said CEA in a statement.

It's good to see CEA stepping in to regulate this so that there isn't the problems that have plagued 3D.

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