Summary

In comparison to a 48 inch 16x9 TV a 42 inch 16x9 is...

12% smaller diagonally and 23% smaller by area as a 16x9 display.

12% smaller diagonally and 23% smaller by area as a 4x3 display.


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42 inch 16x9 display vs 48 inch 16x9 display



StatsUse cm 42 inch 16x9 48 inch 16x9
Width36.61 inches41.84 inches
Height20.59 inches23.53 inches
Area753.76 inches²984.50 inches²
As a 4:3 Display34.32 inches39.22 inches
As a 16:9 Display42.00 inches48.00 inches
As a 2.35:1 Display39.78 inches45.47 inches
  
In Comparison 42 inch 16x9 48 inch 16x9
Actual Aspect Ratios12.50% smaller diagonal
23.44% smaller area
14.29% larger diagonal
30.61% larger area
As a 4:3 Display12.50% smaller diagonal
23.44% smaller area
14.29% larger diagonal
30.61% larger area
As a 16:9 Display12.50% smaller diagonal
23.44% smaller area
14.29% larger diagonal
30.61% larger area
As a 2.35:1 Display12.50% smaller diagonal
23.44% smaller area
14.29% larger diagonal
30.61% larger area
  
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