Originally posted by Trifid
Wide screen is great in games that have widescreen support. They are not so good for general web browsing due to sites not being made for them. Movies really need a wide screen, otherwise you lose the top and bottom of a 4:3. Older games that do not support widescreen formats will stretch it to fit. But you can modify the game to if you find the un encrypted files on the internet.
Yeah and pretty much all games since Quake 3 have had support for different aspect ratios, just that some of them you need to edit config files (which is easy, believe me, anyone can do it) or run some commands in the console (just as easy).
I tend to have two browser windows open, and I can have them side by side on widescreen which is pretty nice. I guess it depends on how you run stuff.
I wouldn't say you lose the top and bottom on a 4:3 screen while watching a movie... there just isn't anything to display there.
What do you mean unencrypted files on the internet?