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post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by NameMakingSux View Post
okay so I just checked out the deal on that Planar monitor you linked. So that's a 500 dollar monitor down to 220 pretty much? That seems like a pretty awesome deal. I haven't looked into any Planar monitors.

Also I know I don't care if it will come with speakers or not as I plan on getting a nice set of powered studio monitors.
It's not really $500 down to $220. Here it is on Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824016155

I myself have a Planar monitor and it's been rocking for more than a year. You should find a bunch of good reviews on these monitors.
Edited by goldbranch - 10/14/11 at 11:20pm
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Well. The facts speaks for it self.

There are plenty of games that does not support 16:10 leaving 16:10 users with a letterbox. And the amount of games that lack 16:10 support are increasing rapidly! It is just a matter of time before most games wont support 16:10.




Some examples of games that does not support 16:10.

2009
Mirrors Edge

2010
Blacklight: Tango Down
WRC FIA World Rally Chamionship 2010

2011
Assassins Creed Brotherhood
Alice: Madness returns
Bastion
Bulletstorm
Driver: San Francisco
Dungen Siege 3
Dungeons
Gatling Gears
Ghostbusters: Sanctum Of Slime
Limbo
Monday Night Combat
Ninja Blade
Pro Evulotion Soccer 12
Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Shank
Splinter Cell: Conviction
Witcher 2 (Before patched after many months)


And if you use a 16:10 display and dont get a letterbox you have lost field of view (1) or have a deformed picture (2). All three scenarios are things you would like to avoid.

1. Loss in Field Of View


2. Deformed picture


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_o...in_video_games
http://widescreengamingforum.com/mgl


Movies look horrible on a 16:10 monitor too and you get really big black bars!




Even Windows 8 is made for 16:9

"Windows 8 will work best on 16:9 screens"
http://www.mobiletechworld.com/2011/...ions-for-oems/

http://www.infopackets.com/news/busi...blic_event.htm
post #13 of 23
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Well that was a fairly convincing argument Hydros. I've been giving it some though, and I think i'm just more interested in having just a nice screen. I can deal with some black bars on some games...the letterbox on the movies is a lot bigger though, and that would kind of be a bummer.
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post #14 of 23
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?

I don't think I could go back to a 16:9 after gaming on my 16:10. . .

doesn't seem like 180 pixels would make that much of a difference but it did for me.

I simply have black bars top on bottom on some movies, Hell even my 1080P TV I have about 3" of black bars top and bottom on some movies. . .
lol most movies are not on a 16:9 ratio so alot of movies still have the black bars...
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post #15 of 23
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Well that was a fairly convincing argument Hydros. I've been giving it some though, and I think i'm just more interested in having just a nice screen. I can deal with some black bars on some games...the letterbox on the movies is a lot bigger though, and that would kind of be a bummer.
His post is so biased it is almost misinformation. As I said, research this yourself, don't only listen to him.

Those games, half of them can be fixed, the other half is such a small portion of games that it doesn't matter. The field of view is a tradeoff for image clarity on the same horizontal resolution.

Black bars in movies are gigantic anyway, since movies are 2.35:1, so 16:10 will only ever so slightly make them bigger.

And why would someone want to drop the extra resolution on the desktop for those miniscule benefits that hydros posted?
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post #16 of 23
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Just look at the facts. 16:9 is far better for games and movies.
Did someone drop you on your head when your a child? Just because it's your opinion doesn't make it a FACT. It's only a common ratio due to so many companies throwing out cheaper panels at 1080p. And 3D 120Hz is making them even more popular, because there cheaper to manufacture and bandwidth constraints on Dual DVI is preventing better panels from seeing the light of day. It's by far not the preferred choice, it's simply a case of: People don't have much choice atm.

I tell you this, people couldn't give a rats *** about 16:9, if more choice was available, i can guarentee they wouldn't pick 1080p.
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post #17 of 23
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There seems to be a limited selection of 16:10 monitors available. I think that would be the route i'd like to take. The difference between that and a 16:9 seems to be fairly negligible though.


That zr24w is mighty tempting. I wish it came in a 27 inch version.


This one too. Can anyone confirm if this HP 2511x is any good?

I'd prefer a solid IPS monitor I think though. These decisions are soooo hard.
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Black bars in games? I've never seen such. I love my monitor, its 1920 x 1200 also. Best thing I've bought for my computer to be honest, 27.5 inches and it only cost me 270$.
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To add fuel to the fire, guess why 16:9 was chosen in the first place over say, the closer to natural eye view of 16:10?

Because 16:9 distorted the picture the least when factoring in multiple aspect ratios used in movies.

The natural human eye 'aspect ratio' is 1.52:1.
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