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There is one force that dominates everything -- gravity. You start with dreams of building a rocket and reaching for the stars, then scale down your ambitions to merely paying mortgage, then struggle gravity when getting out of bed, and eventually die and lay horizontally for eternity. Lately, this force somehow infiltrated display market and squashed down all TVs and monitors.

Look it the other way. During long evolution human eye sockets moved from sides to front. Unlike first-shooter aficionados would argue, we don't need eyes on the sides anymore to spot dangerous creatures sneaking from behind. We use binocular vision to read books and watch photos (which both are incidentally in portrait mode). Or yeah, the danger certainly can't come from above, or you can't fall into a crevice.

Likewise, we don't crawl on four limbs anymore, we walk and stand proudly defending our ground. So, you, Hollywood admirers, (I'm speaking of widescreen.org propaganda), you perhaps don't even have enough brain cells to appreciate these trivial arguments.

Please, give us vertical dimension back!
Edited by Tegiri Nenashi - 4/13/12 at 4:32pm
post #2 of 8
wrong forum?

I don't get this, and your other posts are unclear too.

what?
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It sounds like he doesn't like widescreen. He'd rather have portrait mode.
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Well, make a screen narrow enough, and it wouldn't make sense even in portrait mode. Maintaining fine balance is everything!
Edited by Tegiri Nenashi - 4/13/12 at 5:42pm
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There is one force that dominates everything -- gravity. You start with dreams of building a rocket and reaching for the stars, then scale down your ambitions to merely paying mortgage, then struggle gravity when getting out of bed, and eventually die and lay horizontally for eternity. Lately, this force somehow infiltrated display market and squashed down all TVs and monitors.
Look it the other way. During long evolution human eye sockets moved from sides to front. Unlike first-shooter aficionados would argue, we don't need eyes on the sides anymore to spot dangerous creatures sneaking from behind. We use binocular vision to read books and watch photos (which both are incidentally in portrait mode). Or yeah, the danger certainly can't come from above, or you can't fall into a crevice.
Likewise, we don't crawl on four limbs anymore, we walk and stand proudly defending our ground. So, you, Hollywood admirers, (I'm speaking of widescreen.org propaganda), you perhaps don't even have enough brain cells to appreciate these trivial arguments.

Please, give us vertical dimension back!
Holy crap I have never seen 4:3 described like that. Anyway enjoy looking up and down.
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I'm not a first person shooter myself but I understand why they want wide screens. Most of the action is happening at eye level.

So seeing more of the sky or ground doesn't help much.

Also you've started two thread with basically the same topic
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16:10 FTW
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There is one force that dominates everything -- gravity. You start with dreams of building a rocket and reaching for the stars, then scale down your ambitions to merely paying mortgage, then struggle gravity when getting out of bed, and eventually die and lay horizontally for eternity. Lately, this force somehow infiltrated display market and squashed down all TVs and monitors.
Look it the other way. During long evolution human eye sockets moved from sides to front. Unlike first-shooter aficionados would argue, we don't need eyes on the sides anymore to spot dangerous creatures sneaking from behind. We use binocular vision to read books and watch photos (which both are incidentally in portrait mode). Or yeah, the danger certainly can't come from above, or you can't fall into a crevice.
Likewise, we don't crawl on four limbs anymore, we walk and stand proudly defending our ground. So, you, Hollywood admirers, (I'm speaking of widescreen.org propaganda), you perhaps don't even have enough brain cells to appreciate these trivial arguments.

Please, give us vertical dimension back!

What are you talking about??? We, humans, never crawled on our limbs. We always walked as we do now. Where did you get that absurd statement from? And why did you believe it?

Anyway, if you want more vertical pixels, just write it in plain and simple terms.

i.e. "I want more vertical pixels" Google bot should catch it right up, too. j/k

Yes, I want 2048x1536 and 3200x2400 panels, but sadly can't have it; at lest, for the time being.
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