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I'm getting a new monitor and I'm going to get a 19'' LCD, but should I get a widescreen or regular.
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Newer games coming out are coming out with Widescreen capability but some older gmaes stil use 4:3

It's pretty much preference, I like widescreen because if a game does utilize it, you will have a wider view than 4:3 (if it happens to be multiplayer)

If this were a year ago, I'd say no, but more and more games are starting to use a widescreen resolution
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post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by GatorLCA
Newer games coming out are coming out with Widescreen capability but some older gmaes stil use 4:3

It's pretty much preference, I like widescreen because if a game does utilize it, you will have a wider view than 4:3 (if it happens to be multiplayer)

If this were a year ago, I'd say no, but more and more games are starting to use a widescreen resolution
But I don't play many new games. I don't play many games period. But for watching movies and such, do you think widescreenw is worth it?
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I don't think so. I like it for the extra desktop area I've gained without having to go dual screen.
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post #5 of 10
if you watch movies then i would say definatly get one
    
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Chim3ra
I don't think so. I like it for the extra desktop area I've gained without having to go dual screen.
I have dual monitors though.

EDIT: I think is what I may do is just sell my tv and get a widescreen one and a tv tuner. Cause I've only got a 20'' tv... so it'll only be 1'' smaller, but it'll be widescreen and sharper image.
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Also, does DVI vs. VGA make much difference? Cause I'm thinking about getting ths one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009073 and there's no DVI.
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post #8 of 10
Wide screen is the way to go ... I got one last month and totally love the extra width.
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post #9 of 10
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Do you think I'd be safe buying it here: http://www.digitalhotbuy.com/dhbstor...adSite=Froogle

It's plenty cheaper. Even the shipping is cheaper.
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post #10 of 10
Just keep in mind though, that witht he widescreen display, for everything that uses 4:3, you're going to have black bars on the sides. I don't know about you guys, but I can't stand the bars on the sides. I'm used to, and don't mind, the horizontal bars I get when watching movies on my 4:3 monitor or TV, but the side bars really irk me.

You might want to have a look at a widescreen monitor and see if the vertical bars distract you. Assuming that you haven't already seen them.
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