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rikewoo 18 347 1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 3:45PM
Hi all, Am going to have to replace my 17" TFT 4:3 monitor.

Question I have is: What advantage if any is there in going to a widescreen 16:2 aspect. My computer is mainly used for photography. Most of the monitors on sale are the widescreen ones, I know I can get the standard 4:3 aspect from Ebuyer, whom I have dealt with in the past.

They seem to be pushing the widescreen as being better for games or watching TV on the PC, but I play very few games and the ones I do play don't really need a widescreen.

Hope someone can help.
Many thanks in advance
vetcameraman 17 147 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 6:57PM
Presume you mean 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratio. 16:2 would be extrememly long!
I've just got a Samsung 2232BW (22" widescreen)(just as it was replaced by the newer model with higher contrast ratio!) which is so much better than the laptop 15" 4:3 I've been working with. Gives so much more working area.
Here's a link to someone else's suggestion for a new monitor.
Everyone else on another thread seemed to think it was pointless spending less than 10,000 for a new monitor (or was it 1,000 ?)
My problem - still need to learn how to take decent photo's!
guidoa 19 1.4k United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 8:31PM
My problem with the wide screen monitors is that I connect it to a laptop which I do when I want to print, and each time I have to re-set the seting to 1440x900 as otherwise the picture looks stretched. Is there a way of saving the setting so that when I c onnect up to the monitor I dont have to start from scratch each time.
rikewoo 18 347 1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 8:48PM
You are quite correct I did have the wrong ratio. Not sure where I got it from didn't check before putting foot in mouth. Smile

Ebuyer have got plenty in stock of all sizes and good contrast ratios.

Many thanks will have a closer look in local stores.

rikewoo 18 347 1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 8:50PM
think it would depend up on the setting for the laptop screen that the processor would look to on start up.
guidoa 19 1.4k United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 9:07PM
Thanks Ken, thats what I feared.

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