We've had very good luck with ELO's open frame 4:3 monitors when faced with
the same issue, of old standard resolution content.
http://www.elotouch.com/Products/LCDs/
bk

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bryan kennedy
director, exhibit media
science museum of minnesota
bkennedy at smm.org   651.221.2522
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On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 3:24 PM, George Scharoun <GScharoun at mfa.org> wrote:

> Thank you all for your feedback! With all the different responses, it's
> encouraging to hear that you all share the same concerns, and would resist
> embedding a display in a wall with no easy way to remove it.
>
> So the issue of older video artworks mostly being 4:3 aspect ratio
> continues to give me trouble, as new 4:3 displays are not available.
> Cropping a widescreen display by burying it behind a diebond mask that's
> taped and painted over (curator's idea) is not at all best practice. So it
> looks like I'm going to need to resort to sourcing USED TVs or monitors
> for this show. If you have any you want to get rid of let me know.
>
> Thanks again for your advice everyone.
>
> ??
>
> GEORGE SCHAROUN
> Technical Producer, Gallery Media
> Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
> gscharoun at mfa.org | 617-369-3512
> http://www.mfa.org
>
>
>
>
>
> On 9/17/13 8:00 AM, "mcn-l-request at mcn.edu" <mcn-l-request at mcn.edu> 
> wrote:
>
> >Re: Embedding LCD screens in new walls?
>
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