Definitions for "WIDE SCREEN"
Keywords:  cinema, hdtv, ntsc, aspect, edtvs
General term for form of film presentation in which the picture shown has an aspect ratio greater than 1'33:1.
16:9 picture format as in cinemas.
A term given to picture displays with a wider aspect ratio than NTSC 4:3. Digital HDTV or SDTV is referred to as "16:9 wide screen." Most motion pictures also have a 16:9 wide screen aspect ratio. Most Digital TVs have a screen that is wider than it is tall (if a Digital TV screen is nine inches high, it's 16 inches wide.) When watching a show recorded in the wide screen format on a Digital TV, viewers see more of the movie, while when viewing wide screen format on an analog TV, cropped edges are evident