Q. Did arcade monitors have same pixel aspect ratio as TV sets?

Did arcade monitors have same pixel aspect ratio as TV sets?


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  • julia8

    Yes. Every display had a 4:3 aspect ratio. While some machines employed two or even three monitors side by side to produce the impression of a 12:3 ratio, other monitors were turned on their side to make the screen longer than it was broad (kind of a 3:4 ratio).
    The actual gaming equipment, though, might not have had a 4:3 ratio. For instance, the ratio between Missile Command and Crystal Castles was 27:22. A 45:44 ratio was shared by Burger Time, Arkanoid, and Bubble Bubble.


       

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