Goodbye 16:10 - 16:9 Widescreens On the Way Now



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When widescreen monitors initially came out, I thought that the 16:10 ratio was retarded, because HD widescreen is 16:9.

The only things is, is that I have not seen many 16:9 monitors (not TVs), so I am not counting on the prediction of 16:10 monitors being obsoleted in 4 years. Heck, this 24" monitor should still be working then.



There are some films that are filmed with a frame ratio of 2.35:1 up to 2.40:1.

The most  common frame formats for film are as follows: (xx:1)

1.76, 1.78, 1.85, 2.35, 2.40

So to answer your question, yes, the ratio could have been above 2:1. ;)

-- Johnathan Lyman --



As long as video card drivers and games keep supporting 16:10 resolutions well into the future, not much impact on consumers.





Unfortunately, those popular 1680 x 1050 displays don't quite have enough vertical resolution to handle 1080p full HD (1080p refers to the vertical resolution, as does 1050). 720p will work fine, though.


It's amazing how illogical a business built on binary logic can be.



I am the proud owner of four widescreen computer LCD's at the 20" size... some from Dell, some from Samsung.  So aside from the 16:10 confusion, what about the very common 1680x1050 native resolution?  Seems conveniently selected to not quite support 1080p for some reason.  Are they planning on fixing that too, or is there too much incentive for manufacturers to try to push everyone up to the next size bracket?  I'm sure most people don't care, but I hoook my 360 up to the VGA input of my secondary monitor and it would be nice to get the full 1080 lines out of it.

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