Originally Posted by Retro-Nerd
That's true. Interpolating a higher resolution on a LCD display looks awful. Why they didn't choose a 4:3 display with 720x576 or 800x600 resolutions?
They weren't allowed. The LCD panels were only available from one company, and another (larger, more commercial) games console producer had a contract with that company which prevented them from selling any useful resolutions to "unknown companies".