Re: Why widescreen in monitors
- From: Phisherman <noone@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 15:22:05 GMT
On Thu, 6 Dec 2007 00:47:20 +1030, "Fred" <bluser@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I?m looking for a new LCD monitor something around 19 or 20 inches. My
question is why widescreen? If my needs are viewing the internet
and word processing or spreadsheet I can?t see an advantage. Since
the screen size is measured diagonally from corner to corner a 20 inch
widescreen monitor is about the same as a 17 inch monitor vertically.
Please tell me why widescreen is so popular.
I'd say Wide Screen video is better on a Widescreen monitor. Also there is
not much side scrolling needed on certain apps when using my 24" widescreen
compared to my 22" CRT.
Apart from that I believe a widescreen monitor is better value from the
manufacturers because they can cut the Flat Panels from the glass substrate
using widescreen dimensions with less wastage.
BTW, I don?t watch TV on
It's personal preference. I have used both and prefer the widescreen
as this greatly reduces side-to-side scrolling, allows vertical menu
bars, and comparing two documents easier (than using two monitors).
After you have used both formats, chances are good you'll favor the
widescreen. Great for spreadsheets.