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Old 07-17-2006, 02:01 AM   #1
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Default widescreen or normal??

Which do you like most?
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widescreen all the way. the only bad things about it are that some games dont support widescreen, and if you watch a 4:3 aspect ratio movie fullscreen on a widescreen monitor, there will be black abrs ont he sides... but i can let those things slide when it comes to widescreen.
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:08 AM   #3
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Widescreen. Once you go with widescreen, you can't turn back.

Most games now support the 16:10 aspect ratio, but for some older games, it might stretch a little. Some have hacks to allow 1680x1050, like for BF2.
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ya, like alvino said, looking at a normal monitor after getting used to widescreen is WEIRD.
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However, a monitor using 1600 x 1200 looks pretty good. It's not widescreen, but it seems wide. And, this is a much more supported resolution when it comes to games, usually. I love my Samsung.
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[QUOTE=alvino]
Most games now support the 16:10 aspect ratio........QUOTE]


I like the widescreens, though I have a regular screen right now. As a side note, I think the widescreen ratio is actually 16:9.
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:27 PM   #7
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Yeah, I also like widescreens, but I'm stuck with the regular.
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:32 PM   #8
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However, a monitor using 1600 x 1200 looks pretty good. It's not widescreen, but it seems wide. And, this is a much more supported resolution when it comes to games, usually. I love my Samsung.
i was going to buy the samsung 204b, thank god best buy did not have it in stock, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise as I ended up with the viewsonic vp2030b, this is at 1600x1200, it DOES seem wide. but the only reason i didnt go wide screen is because I use a tablet with my computer and it wouldnt scale properly to the widescreen.

as long as you dont plan to have dual monitors, or already own a non-widescreen tablet, go for a widescreen monitor, they're the best for movies.
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i was going to buy the samsung 204b, thank god best buy did not have it in stock, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise as I ended up with the viewsonic vp2030b, this is at 1600x1200, it DOES seem wide. but the only reason i didnt go wide screen is because I use a tablet with my computer and it wouldnt scale properly to the widescreen.

as long as you dont plan to have dual monitors, or already own a non-widescreen tablet, go for a widescreen monitor, they're the best for movies.
Why are you so happy they didn't have it instock? Oh, right, you got a ViewSonic... those are nice monitors, but I didn't have enough money to get a nice one with the same specifications or even close to them.
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widescreen all the way! i have no regrets with my viewsonic!
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