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Old 10-22-2020, 05:16 PM
 
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What sizes do tablet screens have to be so the black bars below and above the video are not bigger than what they are supposed to be? I remember buying a Samsung Galaxy 9.7 inches and the black bars were way bigger compared to Kindle Fire tablets. The Samsung 10.5 inch tablets display the screen exactly as they should be. So I am guessing the 11 inch won't? But what about a 12.4 inch Samsung Galaxy tablet?

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Old 10-22-2020, 05:20 PM
 
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It’s all about the aspect ratio and the content you’re watching.



For movies, the closer to 1.85:1 the tablet is the less bars you will see.
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Old 10-22-2020, 05:44 PM
 
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It’s all about the aspect ratio and the content you’re watching.



For movies, the closer to 1.85:1 the tablet is the less bars you will see.

So does this mean a 10.5 inch tablet is considered this? The Kindle Fire, 8 inch and 10.5 inch both display the black bars exactly as they should be. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is 9.7 inch and black bars were really big. I just want to know if the 12.4 inch will display it like the 10.5 or 9.7.
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Old 10-22-2020, 07:13 PM
 
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So does this mean a 10.5 inch tablet is considered this? The Kindle Fire, 8 inch and 10.5 inch both display the black bars exactly as they should be. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is 9.7 inch and black bars were really big. I just want to know if the 12.4 inch will display it like the 10.5 or 9.7.
Overall screen size has nothing to do with it. Look at the tablet measurements and calculate the screen height:width ratio.

Original Galaxy Tab S has a 16:10 screen aspect ratio



https://www.anandtech.com/show/8168/...m-thin-tablets

Its replacement has a 4:3 ratio.



https://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc...1301778/review

Which looks better for movies?



Are you looking at this?

https://www.theverge.com/21444688/sa...s7-plus-review

“that they have 16:10 aspect ratios”

There’s your answer.
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Old 11-06-2020, 09:11 AM
 
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Always like looking at 16:10 for movies and videos but try and hold a tablet with 16:10 in landscape mode for any long period of time and it gets very tiring.

4:3 in portrait mode is the best overall for viewing and being able to hold for a long time without fatigue or less fatigue than 16:10.

I have had Samsungs and Ipads and now only have IPADS due to 4:3 being better for this.
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Old 11-10-2020, 03:16 PM
 
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I'm trying to learn about technology, so bear with me. A 10.2 inch iPad says it's 9.8 " in height, 6.8" wide. The 12.9 is 11.04 in height. So where do these numbers come from?
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Old 11-10-2020, 08:21 PM
 
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I'm trying to learn about technology, so bear with me. A 10.2 inch iPad says it's 9.8 " in height, 6.8" wide. The 12.9 is 11.04 in height. So where do these numbers come from?
Device height and width. Screen size is measured diagonally, just like TVs.
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Old 11-11-2020, 07:03 AM
 
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Device height and width. Screen size is measured diagonally, just like TVs.

Thanks, Mark. I didn't even know that about TVs. Knowledge is power!
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:43 AM
 
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Thanks, Mark. I didn't even know that about TVs. Knowledge is power!
As an example, I have a 52" TV that I got over a decade ago (still works!) but the bezels are really large. I replaced it with a 55" TV that is physically smaller even though the screen is larger.

That's also why the iPad could increase the size from 9.7" to 10.2" without really changing the outer dimensions...bezel shrink.
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