Monitors?

Discussion in 'hardware' started by WilliamP, Oct 13, 2010.

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  1. WilliamP

    WilliamP Registered Member

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    I have a 19 in. monitor that is a 5:4 ratio. I wanted to get a larger monitor,so I bought a 23 In. and brought it home. Of course I knew that the new one has a 16:9 ratio. I now have a wide screen but the image is actually smaller. I took it back. My wife plays Farmville on Facebook. With the new monitor the image of the farm was much smaller than on the old monitor. What is the idea behind these wiiide screen monitors? How can I get a larger image.
     
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    WilliamP, see Display Resolution. The differences are:

    19" Monitor @ 5.4 ratio is approximately 1280 x 1024.
    23" Monitor @ 16.9 ratio is approximately 1600 x 900 ( if HD - 1920 x 1080).

    To obtain a larger image, you need to reduce the display resolution. XP Instructions - Vista/7 Instructions.
     
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    I understand. But why buy an HD monitor ,then lower the resolution to increase image size? That would degrade the quality of the image. Why can't they make monitors with the 5:4 ratio?
     
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    WilliamP, of course you are correct that lowering the resolution would degrade the image quality, however, the reason why they don't make 5:4 aspect ratio monitors anymore, is because of HD/Blue Ray wide-screen movies and games that require higher resolutions.
     
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    I understand all that . But you don't have to lower the resolution to view the movies. How do you get larger images at the HD resolution?
     
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    WilliamP, have you tried maximizing the browser? How about using a browser's Zoom feature?
     
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    Thank you . I have come to the conclusion that 19in is the best size. Above that you get a bigger screen and smaller images.
     
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