I have a computer connected to a 27" monitor & a STB connected to a 23" monitor. I'm thinking about replacing both TVs with a bigger TV with 2 HDMI ports. I was browsing around the Best Buy website & saw a 34" 21:9 monitor.
Does the FIOS STB or the new TV One support 21:9? HMMM, I'm not even sure that my 2018 Mac mini supports 21:9! I'll have to ask Apple! Anyway, if FIOS doesn't support 21:9 there would be black bars on both sides of the 21:9 screen.
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Netflix has content in 21:9 and there alot of movies filmed in a wider angle. In those cases the screen will be filled, but majority of the time you will have black bar on the sides because most HD is in 16:9
So then, FIOS doesn't support 21:9, correct? I assumed that it doesn't.
Maybe a future update to TV One will support 21:9.
So, if I watch a 21:9 content on Netflix on a 16:9 TV, the ends will be cut off.
It’s not that it doesn’t support it per se. It’s just that most of the content that we watch is in 16:9.
If you have a 21:9 monitor connect to a FiOS set-top box and go to the Netflix app and watch one of their shows then it will fill the screen. But everything else that is in 16:9 will have bars.
Even if Verizon updates the box with a 21:9 setting the programs that are still broadcasted in 16:9 will have bars. It’s the same as if you are watching a 4:3 format on a 16:9 screen.