Is there any appreciable difference between the two for gaming? I will be using it to game both in Xbox 360 and PC.
Yes' you'll have a black bar on the top and bottom of the screen, not a huge one though, just 60 pixels for each bar. I'd prefer the 1200p monitor for surfing the web or reading because you'll have a little bit more of vertical space, 1080p is a bit better for movies.Originally Posted by rambow70;12018851
I have 1920 x 1080 and its beautiful, plus its 1080p so movies will fit the screen native, will those extra 200 pixels will give you a small black area on 1080p movies?
If you're connecting the monitor to a PC, you can always override the scaling with the graphics card settings, so you can get away without having a built in hardware one. However, connecting a monitor without a scaler to a console would mean stretching, though some don't actually mind it all that much (some don't even notice it).Originally Posted by Parish_Rane;12038372
For any game, so long as the monitor can scale, you can run 1920x1080 if that gives you a benefit in FOV.
Most movies are wider than 16:9 (i.e. 2.35:1) anyway so you'll usually get letterboxing regardless, just slightly smaller ones with a 16:9 monitor. It's normally TV broadcasts that are 16:9. See here for an example:Originally Posted by Parish_Rane;12038372
I don't think a 1080 screen would actually be superior for any function, unless you prefer full screen movies and the letterbox effect is annoying. (My wife hates it so she has a 16:9 monitor)