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Old 06-23-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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I found this site handy for comparing the screen sizes. http://www.comparetvsizes.com/

I found this after wondering how much height I'm giving up with a wide screen, and how big a wide screen I need to make up for it.

   
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:02 PM   #2
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Be nice if they also offered this for computer monitors--I went looking for something like this when I was getting ready to buy a new monitor for my new system and wanted to compare resolution variances...

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Old 06-23-2013, 02:09 PM   #3
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I ran it on my old and new monitor dimensions but of course it does not take into account the changed resolution .....

Someone over on PCHardware in CompuServe gave me a link to a site where you can do it for monitors and it enabled me to see how much vertical height (lines on the screen) I would lose with the 23 in widescreen compared with my 19 in CRT since I went from 1024 x 768 to 1920 x 1080 .

And I have to use 145% zoom to read comfortably!

   
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:43 PM   #4
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hugh: And I have to use 145% zoom to read comfortably!
LOL!! I know exactly what you are talking about...I nearly went blind when I switched from my 19" CRT to my NEC 20" LCD.

On my new system with my new 24" LCD (1920x1200), I set a custom system dpi to 115%--I can't remember what I had it set to on my old system...

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Old 06-23-2013, 09:56 PM   #5
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Where did you find a new one at 1920x1200? Most are 1920x1080.

That's the display settings I have, but this one is five years old (from Dell).
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bobroosth: Where did you find a new one at 1920x1200? Most are 1920x1080.
I bought an Asus PA248Q monitor. The build shop for my new system mentioned it. It has a fairly decent rep although there were quite a few references to backlight leak when reading reviews which gave me pause but the price was so good ($300-ish and I had $100 credit I'd weaseled out of amazon) that I decided to take a chance. I've had no backlight issues and overall I'm pleased with the monitor but don't try and get any useful or helpful info directly from Asus as they have some of the worst customer support/tech support I've ever run across--I had some questions about using dvi and displayport connections.

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Old 06-24-2013, 08:19 PM   #7
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Great price for that quality (and 16:10 instead of 16:9). . I paid $600 for this five years ago. Most of the large IPS displays are still pretty pricey.
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bobroosth: Most of the large IPS displays are still pretty pricey.
Yeah, they are. My Nec2090Uxi was $800 and I couldn't afford that this time round and the PA248Q is certainly more budget friendly. I was very concerned about the blacklight issues and was quite relieved when I setup the monitor not to see it.

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If you want to know about aspect ratios, this might be helpful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution

   
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I'm pretty sure I did read the Wikipedia article but when I was researching I was looking for something that would show me what I would gain/lose between 1920/x1080 and 1920x1200--show as in perhaps a screen shot of the same page for both resolutions...

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