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16:10 was like the gayest pos aspect ratio out there. I have no idea why they did not just stick with 16:9 in the first place. Now, on our nice nifty WS, we have ugly black bars on top and bottom. The fact that most monitors bleed a bit makes it even worse.
The extra height given by 16:10 is more practical, because a computer display is not just used for watching HD content. Closely fitting the golden rectangle and being able to fully display HD content are extra bonuses. HDTV's are 16:9 yes, because their main use is just for viewing.
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I love 16:10 personally.
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i dont like black bars, i feel like it is a waste of space
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post #14 of 35
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i dont like black bars, i feel like it is a waste of space
Go buy an HDTV or learn to deal with it
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LOL already done that. I got a 32" Sharp Aquos when my company had all Aquos at 50% off
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post #16 of 35
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i dont like black bars, i feel like it is a waste of space
But when you play a game/browse the web/do ANYTHING but watch HD movies you can use the space. Getting rid of that space doesn't help anything. I like the extra vertical resolution, I don't want to lose it. This monitor better not crap out on me!!
    
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I like the 16:10 aspect ratio. The extra 60 lines on the top and bottom are NOT a problem for me when watching videos at all. Letterboxes only annoy me when they are on the right and left. I personally think the extra lines are necessary. You can watch a video and still have room for the taskbar (I know I don't do this either, but its possible) Overall the extra space in warranted on computers rather than TVs.
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I preferr 16:10 because you get more vertical space. As a computer user, not a movie buff - I prefer to have more reading space.
    
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What I don't get is why flat screens and stuff have completely taken over, we've got a sony hd bravia, best mates got a samsung hd, and I was watching a dvd in my brothers room the other day on an old panasonic widescreen, the picture and colours are so much better! I prefer watching movies off that, even to bluray, I know blurays sharper, but seriously if you have a good quality older tv, the picture is so good!

Wondering whether monitors and CRT's have this much difference .
I know people used to say they did, and that flat screens have caught up, but I just wonder if they really have
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What I don't get is why flat screens and stuff have completely taken over, we've got a sony hd bravia, best mates got a samsung hd, and I was watching a dvd in my brothers room the other day on an old panasonic widescreen, the picture and colours are so much better! I prefer watching movies off that, even to bluray, I know blurays sharper, but seriously if you have a good quality older tv, the picture is so good!

Wondering whether monitors and CRT's have this much difference .
I know people used to say they did, and that flat screens have caught up, but I just wonder if they really have
Do you want to know why?

CRT monitors are huge, they get hot, and sap a lot of power. And for me, they strain my eyes and give me headaches after awhile.
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