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How do people stand playing in anything less than a 16:10 aspect ratio?

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User Info: lionheart5656

lionheart5656
3 years ago#11
ivanwind15 posted...
Because 16:9 gives more viewing space in gaming.

For example, http://h8.abload.de/img/sc2_fov36k6.gif
and http://i.imgur.com/CaMCp.jpg


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User Info: bikeblaster

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3 years ago#12
I have both 16:10 and 16:9.


My only issue is 16:10 displays 720p & 1080p videos were black bars, and games that are 16:9 forced gets black bars too.
And currently since 16:10 aren't made anymore, 16:9 are superior compared to the last 16:10 monitors made.

One thing 16:10 does offer is that extra room vertically, does helps you see more.
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User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
3 years ago#13
5:4 is where its at
^ this

User Info: fuzzyman

fuzzyman
3 years ago#14
got used to it

I bought a 16:9 HP notebook five years ago and it had an HDMI port, Blu-Ray, Geforce, everything

I had a 360 before then on launch day so I was already getting used to 720p and 1080p
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User Info: GreenMage7

GreenMage7
3 years ago#15
16:10 is better for everything not game related. It's nice for games as well if they're not competitive. Anything where I need the field of view I play in a 1080p window though (unless it's one of the extremely few games with vertical field of view).

User Info: DiviDude

DiviDude
3 years ago#16
So high school level calculus shows that, for any given hypotenuse, you maximize the area by making the rectangle a square. And thus, the closer to a square shape, the more area and thus more pixels a monitor will have. A 20 inch 4:3 monitor will have more pixels than a 20 inch 16:10 or 16:9.

So why are wide screens better? Does it have something to do with the FOV of actual human vision being skewed in favor of width?

User Info: DiviDude

DiviDude
3 years ago#17
ivanwind15 posted...
Because 16:9 gives more viewing space in gaming.

For example, http://h8.abload.de/img/sc2_fov36k6.gif
and http://i.imgur.com/CaMCp.jpg


Wait, why would someone use a non-native aspect ratio? If you want to make that a decent comparison of aspect ratios, you have to use the same size monitor size for each aspect ratio. That is, the comparison only makes sense if you're comparing a 25 inch 4:3 monitor to a 25 inch 16:10 monitor to a 25 inch 16:9 monitor. And that paints a different picture,

http://imgur.com/oSGKsfI

So what am I missing here?

User Info: Boge

Boge
3 years ago#18
DiviDude posted...
ivanwind15 posted...
Because 16:9 gives more viewing space in gaming.

For example, http://h8.abload.de/img/sc2_fov36k6.gif
and http://i.imgur.com/CaMCp.jpg


Wait, why would someone use a non-native aspect ratio? If you want to make that a decent comparison of aspect ratios, you have to use the same size monitor size for each aspect ratio. That is, the comparison only makes sense if you're comparing a 25 inch 4:3 monitor to a 25 inch 16:10 monitor to a 25 inch 16:9 monitor. And that paints a different picture,

http://imgur.com/oSGKsfI

So what am I missing here?


That's a good example. Why not go with 300sq inches with 4:3? It's because you'll miss that horizontal real estate. Isn't that why we switched to widescreen in the first place? We felt we needed/wanted more horizontal real estate?
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3 years ago#19
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User Info: fuzzyman

fuzzyman
3 years ago#20
16:9 doesn't even make sense because in reality movies are filmed in 1:2.35 (versus 1:1.777)

Then they are pillarboxed because the cameramen know where to keep peoples faces, and they have no concern of "letterboxing" or chopping peoples eyebrows off

example

http://www.starwarz.com/tbone/archive/index.php?categoryid=22&p2_articleid=462

16:9 is still like "fullscreen" 4:3, it's just less details are lost on the left and right, but you're still losing details

I want one of these 21:9 screens

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005396

That's a proper FOV of 110!
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