Change to 16:9 wide screen format Display

Here at RDS we are often asked why there has been the change from 4:3 format to 16:9 wide screen format. There are many reasons but the main driving force has been the consumer market place where film and media are now produced in the wide screen format and need to be displayed on TVs, Tablets and Phones.

There are other more aesthetic reasons as well where displays have a total glass front with touch buttons giving a much more modern look.

Mechanical switch will be replaced by software (PCAP) with same outline of end-products.






Touch technology, specifically projective capacitive touch, is now ubiquitous in all aspects of everyday life and this has enabled the move away from mechanical buttons to give a more streamlined look to displays.

There is, however, the option of keeping existing 4:3 images and using the additional display area of 16:9 for a note pad or scroll bar.  Another plus factor is that the 16:9 option now has a cost advantage due to economy of scale in the commercial arena.

So, if you want to have a media compliant system or just a sleek, smooth, modern look the move to 16:9 wide screen aspect ratio is now being made easier and across a larger range of panel sizes.







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