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I picked up two of these on NCIX today:
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...Q&promoid=1337

$411 total after tax and shipping. Do you think it was a pretty decent deal for the type of monitors that they are?
My old Samsung 19" LCD monitors were only 1280x1024 and were dying on me.. I had two and they both died within a few months of each other.

Now, I should probably look for a better video card..
Hopefully I can still get by with desktop usage on the 9800GTX+. Gaming, probably not so much at 1920x1080..

Also, these BenQ monitors will run at 75Hz, right? Just making sure because the specs are kind of confusing. They say "20 - 83 (KHz)" and "50 - 76 (Hz)"

Thanks,
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Yeah, those will run from 50Hz-75Hz Refresh Rate. NCIX Rules - I should start buying from them to support Linus. He's helped me alot to get where my knowledge is today.
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Thats a great monitor. Congrats!
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Now just buy one more. Dual screens are a pain whilst gaming.
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Now just buy one more. Dual screens are a pain whilst gaming.
He doesn't have to game on both. Desktop usage is much better on duals.
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Bah... coming from 4:3 aspect ratio on my 19" Samsungs I am having a really hard time adjusting to 16:9. Everything feels so stretched and squeezed

I'm thinking I should have gone with 16:10...
16:10 is the aspect ratio that iMac displays use, right?

I am confused because on their website it says
http://www.apple.com/ca/imac/specs.html
"Resolution: 1920 by 1080 pixels"

but if it's 16:10 wouldn't it be 1920x1200??

I have only opened one box.. Hoping I can still return the other unopened one at NCIX...
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by revlimiter View Post
Bah... coming from 4:3 aspect ratio on my 19" Samsungs I am having a really hard time adjusting to 16:9. Everything feels so stretched and squeezed

I'm thinking I should have gone with 16:10...
16:10 is the aspect ratio that iMac displays use, right?

I am confused because on their website it says
http://www.apple.com/ca/imac/specs.html
"Resolution: 1920 by 1080 pixels"

but if it's 16:10 wouldn't it be 1920x1200??

I have only opened one box.. Hoping I can still return the other unopened one at NCIX...
You sure you using the correct resolution? It shouldn't feel stretched on the correct resolution.


If it says 1920x1080, it's 1920x1080.


Oh, and 16:10 vs 16:9 is not that big of a difference. I wouldn't bother to change to that if the reason is what yours is.
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post #9 of 19
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HD Movies do look beautiful on this display though because it fills it up to the edge. But I don't know if that alone justifies the 16:9 aspect ratio.

Also, the colors seem very uncalibrated compared to my Samsung monitors. Suggestions for software to try?
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You sure you using the correct resolution? It shouldn't feel stretched on the correct resolution.


If it says 1920x1080, it's 1920x1080.


Oh, and 16:10 vs 16:9 is not that big of a difference. I wouldn't bother to change to that if the reason is what yours is.
Yep, 1920x1080 is what it says in Control Panel > Display > Screen Resolution

Hmmm, maybe I should go back to 4:3 then? Do they even make LCD monitors with that aspect ratio anymore?

16:10 is what they use for iMacs though, right? And if so, why would it say "1920x1080" on their website (16:9) instead of "1920x1200" (16:10)? That's what really confuses me.. :/

This monitor is running the same resolution as an iMac but looks completely different lol
(very stretched)
Edited by revlimiter - 7/27/11 at 1:43pm
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