Originally Posted by ILoveHighDPI
Given that Hollywood most often films in 21:9 it almost makes more sense to have TVs in that aspect ratio than PC monitors, and I would say that "5K" in 21:9 makes sense but I don't particularly like the idea of marketing 5K instead of 8K since dynamic resolutions are always going to work better the more hardware resolution your have, so just for the sake of getting "8K120hz" with less compression it might be good to start shipping TVs at 7680x3290, at least you could push the native uncompressed HDMI 2.1 VRR range up to 80fps.
False, it's all cropped to any aspect ratio they want and discard a lot of the area that was shot.
In the very old movie days of analog they could indeed shoot ultrawide with special lenses but again onto a regular format film etc. So they would compress it in expensive lens but then you need similar system to play it too.
A lot of sensors are not even 16:9 wide. Rather 3:2 and such. But yeah they can crop in camera already to 16:9 usually and not use the whole sensor.
As far as Samsung vs M$ goes for UW monitors... who cares, they want to increase their sales of their not so great expensive VA ultrawides.
Of course from my point of view there is no reason for M$ and any platform to not support any resolution that fits into the GPU's buffers/memory and any limits are always done in software based on someone's order to do that extra work.
The sorry state of 4K on computers is that they require an Intel CPU and an HDCP 2.2 monitor.
LOL what? Don't need any HDCP or Intel CPU or some specific GPU, can play anything up to 8k60 VP9 even hardware decoded. It's rather a problem created by some greedy streaming corporations that require some specific hardware and protections. Use a different service, source of your video.
Ultrawide... well a 16:9 is wide enough and in the end it's all about area and pixel density, you can easily have a 1:1 ratio monitor that's as wide and as dense as ultrawide except that you can see a crap ton more stuff up and down.
16:10 was better and that's close to the ideal ratio.
Instead of a 27" extended into ultrawide 34"... for immersion get a 4k TV and sit closer. Or just buy VR, or go out.