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Is there any appreciable difference between the two for gaming? I will be using it to game both in Xbox 360 and PC.
 

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When you are saying 1900 x 1200 and 1900 x 1080, are you referring to 1920 x 1200 vs 1920 x 1080p?

If you are, the difference for gaming is not a big difference. 1920 x 1200's aspect ratio is 16:10 while 1920 x 1080's aspect ratio is 16:9. Not a big difference. Basically, if you watched movie often, 1920 x 1080p is a great choice. For gaming maybe 1920 x 1200.
 

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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?
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.
 

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I don't see why you would recommend a 1080 over 1200 for movie watching. Yes on the 1200 screen the movie will not be full screen, however you will just have a black bar on the top and bottom. You still see the same image a 1080 screen would provide but have the additional flexibility of the extra 120 pixels if you wanted them. For any game, so long as the monitor can scale, you can run 1920x1080 if that gives you a benefit in FOV. 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)

In addition, a 1920x1200 monitor allows you to run older 4:3 games in 1600x1200 without any patches.
 

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For any game, so long as the monitor can scale, you can run 1920x1080 if that gives you a benefit in FOV.
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).
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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)
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:

http://tvcalculator.com/index.html?0fe5c5980d31dbedaec630b1c0bbaeec

I definitely think 16:10 is better, but there are some that prefer 16:9 and given how expensive 16:10 monitors are now (since it's considered a "premium" feature despite being common place 2 or so years back), it's getting harder and harder to buy. It's cheaper for manufacturing companies to mass produce 16:9 panels alongside their TV's so sadly the 16:10 aspect ratio is only really found in high end monitors.
 
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