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Are PC LCDs headed to Widescreen?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by image165, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. image165

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    Hi. As you know, most PC LCD displays have a 4:3 aspect ratio. I was just wondering, will the norm soon be 16:9, or not? The shape of TVs has changed from 4:3 to 16:9, but the shape of PC displays hasn't. Why is this?
     
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    Just a little slow i guess. My Windows Media Center 2005 is astounding on my new Philips 9976 16:9 LCD. :thumbsup:

    TV Shown Wall Mounted Here. (Not PC)

    http://www.kilwinkieland.co.uk/tv1.jpg
    http://www.kilwinkieland.co.uk/tv2.jpg

    I would have no hesitation in getting a small 16:9 LCD should my Dell 4:3 monitor fail. (Providing I can afford it of course) :D

    Word looks lovely in 16:9 with 2 open documents shown side by side. :smashin:
     
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    Widescreen flat panels are the future!

    This is my Dell 24in 2405FPW. Best PC related purchase I ever made. :smashin:
     
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    Excellent Calibos :thumbsup:
     
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    Hey, very nice Dell PC and LCD display system you've got there. One question though. Doesn't the printer get in the way of your legs? I mean, how can you sit close to the desk with a setup like that? I always like the area below my work surface to be completely clear, so that I have space to stretch my legs out.
     
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    Widescreen PC displays exist, but they are 15:9 instead of 16:9.
    They are used for small TVs as well, and the manufacturer usually does not explicitly mention the aspect ratio, or downright lies about it.

    Whenever you buy a small display and expect a 16:9 aspect ratio, get out the ruler and check it yourself.
     
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    Retro, the 2405 is actually a Samsung panel made by Benq on behalf of Dell. Samsung are the only ones that have their own version using this particular panel.

    The Apple uses a different panel which may very well be a philips and is 23in as opposed to 24in.
     
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    Apologies, refering to the 20" models in my post. :)
     

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