We are in the process of migrating this forum. A new space will be available soon. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Buying a new monitor


gregoryfenton
02-10-2010, 15:56
http://www.techwatch.co.uk/2010/10/0...-hd-broadcast/

7680 x 4320

Gonna complain when that's your resolution?

NickW
02-10-2010, 15:16
Quote Originally Posted by gregoryfenton
Revision3 is the dogs
I'm sure it is.

However, an issue relating to black bars is still incomprehensible to me. More screen space and pixels trumps.

NickW
02-10-2010, 15:05
Quote Originally Posted by gregoryfenton
I am watching Dad's Army which is 4:3, but thanks to the magic of VLC and Video-Aspect Ratio-16:9 it is currently running at 16:9 on my 42" HDTV over HDMI-DVI.
So that means you're either cutting off the top and bottom of the image or are stretching/distorting the image. Neither is particularly good. I'd rather black bars left and right and watch it how is was filmed and intended to be watched.

Quote Originally Posted by Winit
Revision3. UK TV.
True, however this is a computer monitor in discussion, not a TV.

gregoryfenton
02-10-2010, 15:05
Revision3 is the dogs

Winit
02-10-2010, 14:53
Quote Originally Posted by NickW
Black bars? The point of black is that you can't see it. I see you've fallen for a marketing trick. Extra horizontal resolution always wins.

And how many videos actually use 16:9 anyway?
Revision3. UK TV.

gregoryfenton
02-10-2010, 14:18
Quote Originally Posted by NickW
Black bars? The point of black is that you can't see it. I see you've fallen for a marketing trick. Extra horizontal resolution always wins.

And how many videos actually use 16:9 anyway?
I am watching Dad's Army which is 4:3, but thanks to the magic of VLC and Video-Aspect Ratio-16:9 it is currently running at 16:9 on my 42" HDTV over HDMI-DVI.

NickW
02-10-2010, 14:08
Quote Originally Posted by Winit
I doubt he wants to look at black bars while playing video.
Black bars? The point of black is that you can't see it. I see you've fallen for a marketing trick. Extra horizontal resolution always wins.

And how many videos actually use 16:9 anyway?

Winit
02-10-2010, 11:05
I doubt he wants to look at black bars while playing video.

NickW
02-10-2010, 03:35
No, don't get 24" 1080p as you're not getting the pixel real estate you should be (24" monitors used to be 1920x1200). If you want 1080p get a 22".

The Dell SP2309W is a superb monitor. I wish I'd bought one now instead of being stingy (a student) and getting a SP2209W.

Winit
01-10-2010, 22:19
Get a 24" 1080p.

gregoryfenton
01-10-2010, 19:28
Actually I just ordered a 23" monitor as well.

Maybe there is a conspiracy somewhere.. I will be scouring this forum for subliminal buy a 23" monitor messages

HandsomeChap
01-10-2010, 19:21
I just baught a 23" samsung from ebuyer for 110, bargain and nice picture quality

Razakel
01-10-2010, 18:24
Quote Originally Posted by YouWhat
Wonder if it uses a standard wall bracket...
Yeah, but it pulls the wall down when you mount it.

fozl
01-10-2010, 18:24
I like the look of quiet satisfaction on his face.

YouWhat
01-10-2010, 18:24
Wonder if it uses a standard wall bracket...

gregoryfenton
01-10-2010, 18:14
That man is only stood there to hide the 5 inch thick mains cable needed to run it.

Every time he changes channel Blackpool's lights go out.

Razakel
01-10-2010, 18:01
I think that thing's about the size of my desk...

fozl
01-10-2010, 17:58



yonatan
01-10-2010, 17:56
umm, ive got a samsung 22" one, its great.

Razakel
01-10-2010, 17:44
Well, my monitor finally died after five years of faithful service (probably the power supply, but I've no idea how to actually get the panel out of the way), so I'm just wondering if anyone has any recommendations as to models/brands to consider/avoid.

I'm currently using a 15" one I nicked out of a skip. You can find some nice technology in skips...

Was using a 19" 4:3 one before, is widescreen worth having? If I'm shelling out that much, I might as well get a full HD one, right?