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All I know for sure is 1280 x 1024 is way sweeter than I ever amagined and it games like a dream!
    
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I'm not talking about toning down resloutions at all.After all there can only be so many pixels in a screen. So when you have certain sizes there are regulations on how many pixels you can have so that makes aspect ratios change to fit the screen.
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I'm not talking about toning down resloutions at all.After all there can only be so many pixels in a screen. So when you have certain sizes there are regulations on how many pixels you can have so that makes aspect ratios change to fit the screen.
Must be over my head then... But then how come they make 16" and 17" widescreens if what you say is true?
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Because they can. With a widescreen you can now fit more pixels onto a screen at once or in a different array. Witch will give somthing more like a 16:9 ratio.
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All I know for sure is 1280 x 1024 is way sweeter than I ever amagined and it games like a dream!
Dito. My monitor looks more distorted at 1280x960 than 1280x1024.
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Because they can. With a widescreen you can now fit more pixels onto a screen at once or in a different array. Witch will give somthing more like a 16:9 ratio.
Oh okay... I think i'm starting to get you... it's a manufacturing thing? Still I don't see why they can't just chop those extra 64 pixels off if they absolutely have to be on there.
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Oh okay... I think i'm starting to get you... it's a manufacturing thing? Still I don't see why they can't just chop those extra 64 pixels off if they absolutely have to be on there.
Imagine taking a 640by480 image taking half the pixels out and stretching the image to fit the same resolution. Looks like crap doesnt it? It's just a thing with LCD it just doesn't get to certian sizes or mold in other ways so it's limited to certain resolutions. But maybe one day they'll change that.
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post #18 of 20
I don't see how you think the picture is distorted in anyway at all. I ran my CRT at 1280x1024 all the time. I thought it looked great, then I got this monitor and WOW you wanna talk about a huge difference! I don't think I've ever seen anything better on a monitor before...
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post #19 of 20
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Some of you people don't understand pure logic do you?!

This is frustrating for the ones who dont' get it.

A screen is naturally a 4:3 ratio. The length and width are 4:3!!!
Then if the picture is not distorted...the resolution MUST BE 4:3 as well!!!

1280 x 1024 is 5:4....clearly it's not going to fit correctly into a screen that's not the right shape.

It may not be noticeable to you, but everything is slightly flatter and wider. In a situation where things should be true to real life...you are not going to want your monitor skewing things like that.

I'm sorry that this post sounds mean, but it gets frustrating when people tell me I'm wrong and that it's not distorted.

Unless you can find me proof it isn't...then I'm right. I've read it in TONNES of reviews, and I'm not about to settle for something that smushes the image coming frmo a 400 dollar video card.
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post #20 of 20
I think you think that the monitor is taking a 3:4 signial and converting it to 4:5? Not the case. You add extra pixels to your desktop and games that weren't there before, and nothing is converted or distorted. The only time that things get distorted is when you try to put a 3:4 signial into a flat panel. Then it looks strange and distorted. Does that makes sence?
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