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4:3 or Wide?

Poll Results: What monitor would you have?

 
  • 92% (24)
    Widescreen 16:9
  • 7% (2)
    Classic 4:3
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post #1 of 22
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Hey guys im buyin a tft tonight or tomrow and some people say widescreen is good yet others dont so i need your vote in the poll.

Also post your opinions aswell so i can get a good feel for what you lot are saying.

This will be running on a 5200 or a 6600gt depending on where i place my PC as i would like the family to get the best out of this monitor

Monitors im looking at :
http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=24391
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/114797/rb/21934539839
http://www.play.com/Electronics/Elec...archtype=genre

Opinions and recomendations welcome.

Thank you for your time.
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post #2 of 22
I would recommend the 16:10 ratio monitors instead, looks way better IMHO.
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post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
hmm 16:10, not sure what those monitors aspect ratios are.

I jsut said wide 16:9 as that is what most movies are in?
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post #4 of 22
I think PC Monitors are only 16:10, 16:9 is for TVs I think. And I would definitly have a widescreen monitor then a regular 4:3 one
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post #5 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ace of Spades
hmm 16:10, not sure what those monitors aspect ratios are.

I jsut said wide 16:9 as that is what most movies are in?
No. Monitors come in 16:10. It's a little taller than most movies.

Anyways, you'll probably like widescreen better. I have a wide monitor, and it's amazing. Way nicer than any square one.

Go for the widescreen monitor.
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post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by JacKz5o
I think PC Monitors are only 16:10, 16:9 is for TVs I think. And I would definitly have a widescreen monitor then a regular 4:3 one
Right what it is.
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post #7 of 22
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Thanks for your comments so far guys, widescreen seems to be a good choice.

What would you say i should go for with the monitors i can get the Hyundai for £155 inc delivery - got it in my basket form the rush hour.

And how you think my gfx cards will hadle it, i was hoping the 5200 would be upto it. If not i will move my gaming computer downstairs and have my family one as my work one.
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post #8 of 22
A 5200 will without any doubt handle it. Mine could run up to 2048x768 (Double monitors) before starting to cough.
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post #9 of 22
I'd say go widescreen, it's great. When you go back to "normal" monitors after using widescreen, it fells so small. I love widescreen and have no problems with it at all. 1440x900 ftw. Its so big.
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I've never tried the larger resolutions of widescreen, but I've been at 1280x720 as the highest "widescreen" resolution. The highest non-widescreen res. was 3000x768 which I could do with my CRT...
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