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How to Adjust the sceen ratio from 16:9 to 4:3

When viewing pages in 16:9 ratio pages are strecthed so i would like to resize screen to 4:3 ratio but cant find it on the moniters menu or pc properties

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Re: How to Adjust the sceen ratio from 16:9 to 4:3

Since it's a widescreen monitor, the streching is likely from using a 4:3 ratio resolution on a 16:9 ratio monitor. Try setting the operating systems display resolution to 1440x900, since that's your monitor's native resolution (LCD monitors only really have one resolution). In Windows, resolution settings are found by right-clicking on the desktop, click properties, and go to the Settings tab.

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Pixelated appearance

Hello Anon, it seems you may be looking at a driver conflict here. Setting up this project is easy; bring in a second monitor and prepare to swap between the two frequently.

1. On the Eizo's menu initiate the self calibration.
2. When the Eizo completes the self calibration and the Pixelation persists, uninstall all the Graphic Card drivers on your computer.
3. Install the manufacturer's specific graphics card drivers from the manufacturers website.
4. If the monitor continues to be pixelated then ensure that your GC is 4k ready. (That it can natively display 2560x1440 @ 16:9 aspect ratio).

I suspect your Graphics Card is not up to par, it likely has full 1080 but not enough to push 4k as your monitor natively runs. Purchase any GC with a 4k ready capacity and you will enjoy the full beauty of your purchase.


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The image leaves about 2.5 inches not used on each side of the monitor.


The bands are caused by the monitor displaying a picture that is not the correct resolution. This model has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 according to LG - see When you have your video card set to a different resolution that this the monitor tries to adjust the display to best fit the screen. The native or default resolution is 16:9 or wide-screen and if you have the video card displaying at 4:3 then you will have the blank bars displayed. Go to display properties and change your resolution to one that is 16:9 ratio and the bars should fill out.

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I use my monitor for a docking station. The best display is 1024*768 however this gives a stretched appearance to everything. What is the best resolution?

I did a Google-search on "al1916w resolution", and the first page of "hits" all imply 1440 by 900 as the "native" resolution, i.e., a 16/10 ratio. Note that 480 by 300, or 960 by 600, also have a 16/10 ratio.

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Desktop screen is stretched abnormally

Heres how to change you screen resolution in Vista:

And here for XP:

Due to the fact that your device has a Wide-screen monitor. you will have to choose the sizes in between the standard ratio. Here's list depending on if your device is 16:9 or 16:10 as well as standard ratio's:

Hope this information was helpful.

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TV has 16:10 Aspect Ratio - looks squeezed. Can I adjust?

there should either be a menu button on your TV or on your REMOTE after its pressed ...go to picture and there you can adjust the screen to your preferences.

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My problem is about our lcd monitor, at first it has this vertical black color between 2 sides and i like it because it does not affect the horizontal view in my games,,but now, the black in the 2 sides...

I think your screen is set up for "widescreen".
This is also called 16:9.

I would browse the monitor's menu (where you adjust the brightness and contrast', and see if you can put it back to 4:3 (4:3 is the ratio of a TV, kinda square").

I suggest that you try that, and post back with your monitor's model. (example : Samsung T220). It should be written on the monitor.

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Monitor sizes are measured on the diagonal from corner to corner.

A 17" LCD may have a screen width of 12 inches measured from side to side.

If you are measuring a old style CRT monitor (Cathode Ray tube) the visible screen area will be about an inch less as there is about 1/2 inch of plastic frame holding the CRT in the chassis. The manufacturer can advertise the actual size of the screen regardless of how much is actually visible to display information.

If you are talking about software not utilizing all the available screen area to display the image, that is an issue with the people writing the software code not keeping up with the changes in hardware.

In the past year or two, most displays have switched to the 16:9 and 16:10 wide aspect ratios while most web content is still written for the 4:3 old style aspect ratio. Eventually, software developers will catch up with cusrrent hardware.

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Screen resizing

hi, try changing the aspect ratio of the player to your suitable needs, commonly used ratio is 4:3.let me know

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Display appearing stretched

the original image size was probably recorded in 4:3 aspect ratio...meaning your widescreen is a 16:9 ratio size screen and is stretching it outwards to fill the whole screen. If you want the image to look normal.. ie. not short and fat people.... you need to change the picture size in the settings from widescreen 16:9 to normal 4:3 tv in the settings menu most likely...Also most remotes will/should have a button for that.

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