Originally Posted by sdmodified
Originally Posted by Hydros
As I said before. Modern games are made for 16:9. Usually you lose field of view using a 16:10 monitor. Sometimes you get black bars.
If you are going to buy a gaming monitor you obviously buy one with a 16:9 resolution.
well this is a deffinate concern for me. Now I am thinking about possibly going with the BenQ XL2420T.. a bit more expense and TN but the 120Hz is appealing to me. Ohhhh.... decisions, decisions.
You shouldn't really choose a monitor based on aspect ratio, even less so if the difference is as trivial as 16:9 vs 16:10. Some games have less field of view horizontally with 16:10, some more vertically. Depends on the game. Very very few games have black bars, those are rare. Most of what hydros says is blatant misinformation. I advice not listening to his posts, or at least take them with a grain of salt. He has been at it ever since he signed up and has been proven wrong countless times. He just keeps going though.
If you want a 3D capable monitor, the XL2420T is a decent choice for that. However, for non-3d content, the samsung S23A700d is generally a much better model and the VG236HE is a good option as well. If you're mostly looking at 2D content, these models are mostly better. (Glossy as well, if you like / dislike that, just so you know). These should also prove to be cheaper than going with the XL2420T.