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So for those of you with a 22" 1680 x 1050 screen.

Did you notice an increase in visuals (in games) when you upgraded to a 1920 x 1080 screen?
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Yes. For me images were much more sharper, text's were more readable and crisp and clearer. Games turned into feast for eyes. Yes I wont go back to a monitor less than 1080p.

EDIT : The change from a crp monitor to a decent monitor apply. biggrin.gif
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I came from a 19 inch 1680 x 1050 to a 22 inch 1080p, and was pleased. Much wider FOV, slightly higher detail, widescreen content supported natively, what's not to like?
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What do you man Visuals? 1080p its not much bigger. It like changing from wide to HDs screen and the wide is about the same just that HD is more wide.
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I often go to LAN parties with friends who are lesser beings in terms of computer knowledge and when I sit next to my friends with lower-than-my-own res monitor, I can clearly see a difference. One of my friends has an okey Samsung 1680x1050 monitor. I see a difference, but its not like it looks like hes playing 8bit games. My other friend, with the worst ever 1280x960 res monitor on the other hand. THAT looks like hes hooked up to a Super Nintendo.
I wouldnt go back to anything lower than 1920x1080 now, but I dont think its a MUST HAVE, when you already have a 1680x1050 monitor.
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Oh man I can't wait! I'm getting a 24'' 1080p monitor on tue! Upgrading from a 19'' box lol! Just the type of thread I poped on here to look up!! Thanks op!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by homestyle;12534831 
So for those of you with a 22" 1680 x 1050 screen.

Did you notice an increase in visuals (in games) when you upgraded to a 1920 x 1080 screen?

FOV scaling in games works so that every resolution sees the same vertically. As a side effect of this, the more vertical lines of pixels, the more image clarity the game has. 1080p will not be almost any sharper than 1050p BUT it will see more to the sides compared to the 1680x1050. The increase in visuals would be noticiable with 1920x1200, which has loads more vertical lines of pixels. This is all of course dependant on panel quality too. Better panels produce a better image.

For this reason, 1920x1200 sees less than 1920x1080 does horizontally, but 1920x1200 has more image clarity. 16:10 aspect ratios fit into 16:9 aspect ratios FOVs, no matter the resolution. In a sense, 1920x1200 is "zoomed in" compared to 16:9.Still see the same amount vertically.

Here's an image to explain. Resolutions don't matter here, this is just how games scale ANY 16:9 and 16:10 resolutions FOV.

aspect.png



In short, no there will not be a noticiable image quality difference if you go from TN to same quality TN, but you will see more to the sides in games.

The scaling method is called hor+, and is widely used by the wide screen gaming forum to describe the scaling method of modern games. I'm not sure about the origin of the name but there it is.
The old method that was used pre 2004 was vert-, which saw the most with non widescreen resolutions.

Save up money till you can buy an IPS panel if you want a real upgrade. Something like the dell U2410 is just drool.gif
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Originally Posted by Cee;12534856 
Yes. For me images were much more sharper, text's were more readable and crisp and clearer. Games turned into feast for eyes. Yes I wont go back to a monitor less than 1080p.

No. Text being sharper is the result of you having a higher quality panel. It has NOTHING to do with the resolution. There are blurry 1080p screens out there and there are sharp 1680x1050 screens out there. How blurry the text is has nothing to do with the resolution.
Edited by De-Zant - 2/26/11 at 2:09pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by De-Zant;12534907 
No. Text being sharper is the result of you having a higher quality panel. It has NOTHING to do with the resolution. There are blurry 1080p screens out there and there are sharp 1680x1050 screens out there. How blurry the text is has nothing to do with the resolution.

Isn't this why pixel density is important, though? Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity;12535065 
Isn't this why pixel density is important, though? Correct me if I'm wrong.

It might produce sharper text, but I don't consider that a huge factor in it within a few inches of difference between the same resolution.

IMO the quality plays a larger part at that... But sure, the pixel density affects it.
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