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Depends how far it is from you.

Normal desk distance, no bigger than 24". At max.
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You obviously haven't used a sony trinitron.

Those remain perfectly clear at those resolutions.
Look at my signature PC. I'm essentially using one. It's not Sony or Trinitron by name, but the thing that originally made a Trintron a Trintron was being aperture grille, which my monitor is. Above 1600x1200, the pixel bleed becomes noticeable. It looks incredibly nice in games, where I use it (if I can), but for Windows, while it's still readable, it definitely has a loss of clarity compared to 1600x1200.

Granted, I haven't seen a Sony branded one, and no two monitors are alike, so it depends on alot of factors (size, age, and even perception of clarity). I'm sure there are some out there that can do that, but the ones that can do 2048x1536 are somewhat rare to begin with, and of those that can, I'd say the ones that can go that high while remaining perfectly clear are very, very, very few and far between. Again, mine can do it and look alright, but I doubt even the ones that can do it and look alright won't have some lose of clarity versus something lower like 1600x1200.
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I used to have a 3x19" Eyefinity, now I have 19", 23", 19". If I could pick between permanently gaming on my 23" or my triple 19"s I would use my 23". You forget the other 2 monitors are there. I can't wait until I get to play BFBC2 for hours on end on my current monitor, with the LEDs it really helps long viewing times when your eyes are stressed.
    
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Okay. Here's the thing. There are good and not so good aperture grilles.

Even monitors of the same manufacturer have differences in performance. Sony is known to have the best aperture grilles though.

I've used a couple of sony trinitrons at 1920x1440. Text was perfectly clarid. I've received numerous reports on different sony trinitrons on the subject of text clarity at 2048x1536

Some say that the text is perfectly clarid and the CRT simply has to be calibrated. (or however it was called when a CRT was focused manually)

Some say that even with calibration, there is a loss in quality.
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1920x1200 and 2048x1152 are available.

Also, 21" CRT monitors can do 2048x1536. What's the issue with those? If you want a higher resolution, one could do you some good.
+1. I love mine. I just wish I had the horsepower to game there...

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They're not practically usable at that resolution though, not across the board anyway. In games and a maybe few other specific uses, it's fine. For general use and such (like in Windows), I find anything higher than 1600x1200 greatly loses clarity and quickly becomes blurrier.
I beg to differ. I use my rig constantly at 2048x1536. It took some getting used to but I can do it just fine.
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Okay. Here's the thing. There are good and not so good aperture grilles.

Even monitors of the same manufacturer have differences in performance. Sony is known to have the best aperture grilles though.

I've used a couple of sony trinitrons at 1920x1440. Text was perfectly clarid. I've received numerous reports on different sony trinitrons on the subject of text clarity at 2048x1536

Some say that the text is perfectly clarid and the CRT simply has to be calibrated. (or however it was called when a CRT was focused manually)

Some say that even with calibration, there is a loss in quality.
...The hell is 'clarid'?
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Just wish I hadn't missed that deal on that sony trinitron at the local auction site. Was 21" and able to do 2048x1036 @ 85hz. Even if it would've been slightly fuzzy, It could've done like 1600x1200 @ 100hz or something.

Missed it by 2h. Would've gotten it.

Anyhow.

Clarid. I dunno. A term I threw there.

It had amazing image clarity
The image was amazingly clarid.

But I see it isn't an actual word. Whatevs
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Just wish I hadn't missed that deal on that sony trinitron at the local auction site. Was 21" and able to do 2048x1036 @ 85hz. Even if it would've been slightly fuzzy, It could've done like 1600x1200 @ 100hz or something.
This describes my monitor. This is exactly how mine is (though Windows 7 locks the refresh rate to 85Hz). It's 21" that does 2048x1536, "acceptably" even, but 1600x1200 is the sweet spot. Saying you have to get used to it suggests to me that is isn't as clear and there is some degradation in clarity/sharpness. I think you guys are confusing what I originally said. I'm not saying it's unusable, but just that it's not as sharp. In my opinion, it's not practically usable without sacrificing some clarity/sharpness (which goes against one of the pros of an aperture grille to begin with).
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I also think 24" is ideal, with 16:9 on 1920x1080. I don't much like triple monitor setups for gaming due to the monitor bezels. That annoys the hell out of me.
    
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Tried 22", 23" and 32". 32" was awesome from two feet away, I used it for two weeks and found it handy for video editing, 3D work and gaming.

Also, IMO triple screens look absolutely retarded.
    
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post #80 of 107
If I'm sitting on my couch, which is like 4 or 5 feet from the screen, then my 46" Sammy LED TV works great. But if I'm at my desk, I'd like to go bigger than the 24" I'm currently using. I think that 30" 2560x1600 monitor would be perfect for me .
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