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Do selective quoting on me.
say what? tongue.gif
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No. Actually, that applies to all resolutions within all aspect ratios. In modern games, no matter the resolution or aspect ratio, the vertical field of view remains constant. The horizontal field of view depends on aspect ratio. Which means that even 1280x720 sees more horizontally than 2560x1600 (that doesn't mean that it's a significant difference though. wink.gif )
I suppose...

But I still want to be right.
Edited by u3b3rg33k - 10/11/11 at 12:38pm
 
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The point was? 16.10 vs 16.9 is not a huge difference, and I rather would have a good looking image on a sony fw900/rebrand than use a mediocre TN that ghosts and has input lag for a monitor for that purpose.
Heck, I'd much much rather even use a 4:3 CRT like my F520s for that purpose than a 120hz TN.
It's preference, and CRT owners usually know their preference. wink.gif

I hate whoever made that aspect ratio .gif as they obviously have no clue what they are doing. People think that simply going to 16:9 add's a wider field of view but doesn't detract from anything. In fact, the vertical component of the image get's squished and you lose image size and detail when it get's squished. I don't see why that is such a hard concept to understand.

The comparison truly look's like this:

aspect4.gif

and

aspect2.gif

As you can see above 16:9 adds a wider field of view but it also makes it hard to see the enemies in the distance.
Edited by CallsignVega - 11/28/11 at 4:33pm
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Which is already known by anyone who's ever researched the topic, yet ignored by anyone who made misuses that .gif, though I won't name anyone. I also don't suggest listening to old posts of mine. I've changed my opinion on things quite a bit. redface.gif
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Which is already known by anyone who's ever researched the topic, yet ignored by anyone who made misuses that .gif, though I won't name anyone. I also don't suggest listening to old posts of mine. I've changed my opinion on things quite a bit. redface.gif

De-Zant you ever find your FW900 in Finland? I've got an A+ FW900 coming in but it cost an arm and a leg.
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De-Zant you ever find your FW900 in Finland? I've got an A+ FW900 coming in but it cost an arm and a leg.

Nope, ever only found 3 GDM-F520s. All were in semi-good condition. After a few months of use, one broke, one deteriorated into unusable at anything above 1600x1200 @ 85hz, but one is still in great shape. That happens to be the barely used one.

I've seen 3 said to be in good condition FW900s for sale all for <50€ (nobody bought 2 of them, the third one was bought for the starting price of 35€. Trinitrons really don't sell well in finland, so anyone who ever decides to sell one does it to get rid of it, and offers it at a cheap price. Nobody but me offered anything on my GDM-F520s either before I bid on them.), but all of them happened to be located in northern finland. Way too far for me to fetch them.

The 4:3 aspect ratio didn't and doesn't bother me too much with the F520, but the small size of the image is still somewhat of a big issue for me. I much prefer playing on my LP3065 due to higher image clarity (the CRT might run 2048x1536 and be focused for that (previous owner), but it will look similar to 1200p on an LCD clarity wise, though different. It'll have a "silkier" look, but as far as distinguishing details, I found it somewhat the same.) and the size of the image. It's mostly preference on my end.

I've stopped looking for them actively. I still take a peek once in a while though, for it'd be nice to have one. I much prefer CRTs for secondaries for consumption of media such as TV and movies due to some of the IQ benefits over LCDs, such as great black depth.
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