Very nice fellas, very nice ;)
Very nice fellas, very nice ;)
does gaming on a widescreen really put that much more strain on your computer? My laptop has a widescreen, but from what I can tell it just stretches everything left to right so all the images look kinda squashed.
I'm waiting just a little while before getting one as some really cool fully HDCP monitors will be released in late August or early September that are in the same price range as the Dell.
The Dell is only HDCP compatible at 780p and not 1080p so waiting will hopefully give me both for about the same price.
This one caught my eye the other week when I made it to town for my VA visit...........;) The wife says it had the best picture quality of all the wide screen displays in the store..................:) She's a professional photo printer by trade..........;) So she knows a thing or 2 about picture quality I think.
Your laptop LCD screen has to have a true Widecreen display for you to use a widescreen resolution on it without a distorted image or a letterbox looking display. So either it wasn't a wide aspect display to begin with, or the game you tested with doesn't support a widescreen resolution very well.Quote:
Originally Posted by interpim
Using a widescreen does add a larger load to the system, because it is inherently a bigger resolution you are using. ;) 1024x768 is a standard non-widescreen resolution. The wide-screen version of that same exact display would be 1280x768. Add an equal sign and 1280x768 = 983,040 pixels, or 196,608 pixels more that your GPU must render over the basic 1024x768 resolution.
Sbrehm, Best Buy has that 22" widescreen for $400 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7802577&type=product&id=11422928 34310&ref=06&loc=01...
I went and saw them again at one of our local BB stores and talked to the folks at length about them..........;) On my next trip to town I'm bringing the Monster Rig with me to demo the screen in the store to see how well I like it.
Are you serious?? They will let you do that? I assume using the display model then?? I'd like to watch the looks on everyone's faces when you show up hauling that Big Rig in tow... ;)
Yah, it's the display model.............;)
All you have to do is make a big enough stink in front of all the other customers telling them all about the ups and downs of differant LCD's with color banding, dead pixels and backlight bleeding through, they'll let you do anything you want to get you to shut-up.
Actually, the one guy I ended up talking too (manager) was also a review writer for a small web site, I did reconize it but he said he nows my main screen name and my Monster Rig from the web. It's a small world after all......;)
The main reason I want to do this is because all the displays in mose stores are connected to a big splitter and the LCD's all run at 1024x768 regardless of screen size, so there's no way you can really tell just how good or bad they really are unless you run them alone at their native rez and the guy agreed with me 100%
They don't have display computers to try the monitor on?
I suppose you could do that, but there's not a whole lot of stock retail systems at places like BB and the like that will push a 22 inch wide screen. And there's even less that have the games I play installed to check for ghosting and image quality..........;) And lets not forget that most all OEM systems do not have a DVI out, onboard video and 15 pin sub D is about what you get.
Just came in today..................:)
Bjorn just got the same monitor as myself. So look for some widescreen benchmarking on games that support it.
Oh man, I have a bad case of monitor envy now... :-P
BTW, those RC1 builds of Vista are on their way to ya Sbrehm. ;)
LOL...........I still have it as well, I just wish I would have had the money to get a 24" of some sort. But my wife just kept saying that we still do need to eat every now and then, so I had to go with the 20" Samsung.
Sweet LCD, sbrehm! Enjoy your shiny new toys, you jerks :P ;) :)