Originally Posted by De-Zant
Non widescreen is terrible for gaming... in a way. Immersion drops by a factor of 10. Though, I still use my good 4:3 CRT instead of my bad 24" 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 TN panels. This issue will be gone in a few days with eyefinity.
yesterday i was at the bar and compared 2 tvs. CRT and widescreen lcd.
1. most ppl wouldnt really notice that the crt 4:3 shows less of the image. but of course there is a difference if you try look for the difference.
2. imo a gamer would have an advantage on a crt (4:3) over the widescreen lcd so i dont think gameplay on the 4:3 is that "terrible" in this case.
but on the same monitor:
i used to play on 800x600 (4:3) until recently moved to 1280x1024 (5:4). play both on max. imo there's no real difference btwn the 2 on my 24"s. maybe there is but its not that noticeable for me with my hardware.
when i crank it up to 1920x1200 i have to lower my card settings. the game is pretty much unplayable. so i'd rather at least play the game at high settings than have to buy another card. im not really a gamer so i dont have to play the game at 1200p.
i dont suck at the game i play.