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Old 01-31-2007, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Advantages of a Widescreen monitor?

Ive been looking into a widescreen monitor lately, but I cant really seem to find any real advantages with it (atleast for gaming). Basically the way I understand it, is it is either going to run in 16:9, which would simply stretch the image on the monitor. Or, when you are playing a PC game, does it actually give you more peripheral visibility? I dont understand. One negative aspect is that it requires more CPU power to run it..?

Can somebody fill me in here?


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Old 01-31-2007, 09:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A widescreen monitor doesn't require more CPU power, but it does require a recent video card.

Everything soon is going to be widescreen...computers, TV's...everything.

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Old 01-31-2007, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Does it give you peripheral vision when gaming? Or does it simply stretch the screen?
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally posted by King$nake
Does it give you peripheral vision when gaming? Or does it simply stretch the screen?
It depends on the game. Most newer games will give the wide view.
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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most games that support it will show more on the screen than it normally would, not just stretch it if that's what you're thinking. i made the switch and i can say it's definitely nice for multitasking and dvd watching. the gaming took me some time to get used to.
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Widescreen is frickin' sweet. Get it if you have the money because like talldude said, everything is gonna be widescreen soon and you will be happy you bought it. Here is the one I have and it is amazing:

SCEPTRE 22" Widescreen

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