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is a widescreen 20" Lcd worth it?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:06 pm

Hello,

I am going to purchase an Lcd monitor. I do a majority of gaming, basic windows stuff, and some freelance editing in final cut. Whatever monitor I buy, I will buy 2 to have dual monotirs for editing. My question is, should I get a widescreen or a full screen LCD. is the gaming on a widescreen worth it for the less screen real estate in windows and for editing purposes. Thanks

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Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:13 pm

Different strokes for different folks. I'm tempted to dabble in widescreen, but my 20.1" 1600x1200 monitor is by no means insufficient.

If you have a lot of widescreen content, go for it, otherwise you might find the extra 150 vertical pixels more useful.
 
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Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:13 pm

2x widescreens may be too wide. If you are set on a dual monitor setup I would say 2 regular ones will do. Of course if you watch a lot of movies then it will be different.
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Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:23 pm

Consider a single 24" widescreen over the two 20" screens. You might find having all of your pixels in one basket to be very useful.
 
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Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:38 pm

SpotTheCat wrote:
Consider a single 24" widescreen over the two 20" screens. You might find having all of your pixels in one basket to be very useful.

I'd say 24" wide is too pricey really. You can get two 20" 4:3 for less than one 24" wide. 3200x1200 vs 1920x1200.

24" wide isn't worth it yet, unless you have very much money laying around.
 
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Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:01 pm

Cool,

Thanks for the feedback. Forgot to mention, I will not use these for watching movies at all. With that said, should I avoid widescreens all together?

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Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:31 pm

I would go with the suggestion, 2 regular screens or 1 widescreen. If most of your time in front of the screen is for games, then 1 widescreen. If it is mostly work, 2 regular screens.
 
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Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:29 pm

ok,

I have narrowed it down to this model, Samsung 225BW. I am getting one slighty larger widescreen lcd rather than 2 4:3 smaller LCD's. Here is my last question. I have a mac and a pc, and I want to be able to use this monitor for both. But I want to plug the pc into the dvi plug, and the mac into the vga plug using an adapter, then use the "source" button on the monitor to switch between both of them. I can do this, right?


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Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:33 pm

drewscarella wrote:
I have narrowed it down to this model, Samsung 225BW. I am getting one slighty larger widescreen lcd rather than 2 4:3 smaller LCD's. Here is my last question. I have a mac and a pc, and I want to be able to use this monitor for both. But I want to plug the pc into the dvi plug, and the mac into the vga plug using an adapter, then use the "source" button on the monitor to switch between both of them. I can do this, right?
Yes, but you will be depriving the Mac to have better output due to the D-A-D conversion. :(
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Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:37 pm

SpotTheCat wrote:
Consider a single 24" widescreen over the two 20" screens. You might find having all of your pixels in one basket to be very useful.

I went for 2x20" widescreen over the 24" model. I can’t fit all of the 24" in my vision, so I found myself turning my head to much. 2x20 means I turn my head but each monitor fits comfortably in my vision.
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Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:52 pm

but isnt 2 20" widescreen monitors wider in length than 1 24 inch widescreen monitor?
 
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Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:00 pm

I think im waiting for black Friday (It's not that far away! :o ) and then I'll upgrade to some LCD loving.
 
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Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:09 pm

Same. I'm waiting for Black Friday and the release of the G80 to upgrade to a new video card (most likely a 7900GS, coming from a 7300LE) and a widescreen 20"+ (coming from a 17" 1280x1024 LCD).
 
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Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:59 pm

drewscarella wrote:
but isnt 2 20" widescreen monitors wider in length than 1 24 inch widescreen monitor?

Yes it is, but I only look at 1 monitor at a time. The 2nd one allows my to flick between application sets, and notice blinkin lights out of the corner of my eye, while not encrouching on what I am doing.
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Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:44 pm

I Hate to sound like an idiot, but are there big discounts on black friday? I know its the biggest shopping day, but will stuff like this go down in price?
 
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Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:11 pm

drewscarella wrote:
I Hate to sound like an idiot, but are there big discounts on black friday? I know its the biggest shopping day, but will stuff like this go down in price?
people buy stuff on black friday. Companies want you to buy their stuff, so they put on a sale price.
 
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Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:14 pm

I will not use these for watching movies at all. With that said, should I avoid widescreens all together?


If you like to scroll up and down then get widescreen.

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