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Old 07-07-2006, 04:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What does everyone prefer? Is everything slowly moving towards widescreen? Just wondering because I'm buying a new PC soon and don't know which monitor to get!!:S
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Old 07-07-2006, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wait....you mean PC, right? Not CPU.

Widescreen is generally preferred. You can watch movies in their original format. Things are generally moving that way.
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Old 07-07-2006, 06:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i am debating the same thing and just wonder if the majority of my work is regular stuff will it look funny (not use the sides)
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Old 07-07-2006, 09:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i am debating the same thing and just wonder if the majority of my work is regular stuff will it look funny (not use the sides)
if u think its funny, then its funny. if u dont then it doesnt. as long as it keeps the same proportion, it's all good i guess.
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Sorry, I meant PC, not CPU. My bad!
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Go with the widescreen man more desktop space...
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Defeniately Widescreen, more space, better view in games.
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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More space?

No, wider space.

Widescreen LCD = they can sell you a 19" panel and call it a 22"



Once you go widescreen you can't go back....

4:3 monitors are looking more and more square.



But yeah, you dont get more desktop space, it just seems like there's more.


Edit: and I'm going to disagree with games, as a lot of games don't support wide screen, or you have to edit config files to get there. Combined with the fact that when playing a FPS on a widescreen its like you're wearing a sombrero and a face mask. Sure, it's wider, but you can't see up and down very well. I guess if you're playing Halo then it would be okay. (That's my little joke about console FPS's having flat maps because the controllers are such a handicap. )
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Unless you use your computer for only watching dvds I would stick with a non widscreen monitor.
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