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ssssss
01-06-2010, 12:02 PM
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't 16:9 standard now?
It gives a very squashed viewing experience.
I feel the industry would have been better sticking to the older style.

Nomad
01-06-2010, 12:04 PM
Not sure on the ratio but big LCDs are going that way too right? Wide angles ...

Cato
01-06-2010, 12:10 PM
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't 16:9 standard now?
It gives a very squashed viewing experience.
I feel the industry would have been better sticking to the older style.

Really?
I prefer 16:9 for my monitor.
I guess it's one of those things you get used to.

Nomad
01-06-2010, 12:17 PM
It's nice to have 2 windows side by side - pretending to be dual monitors. I like to have FF on one side and Outlook on the other.

Some advanced models have a feature that it works like 2 monitors you can drag the browser to the left and the email to the right.

Good for movie watching too which tend to be a rectangle thing.
I think that you do get to see more stuff horizontally - like webpages which some are now wider ....

wratterus
01-06-2010, 12:19 PM
There are still plenty of 16:10 notebooks around, tbh I like 16:9 too.

ronyville
01-06-2010, 12:45 PM
I have gotten kinda used to the 16:9 ratio, the only issue for me is that I have to do a lot more vertical scrolling to reader stuff. At times that gets annoying but its nice to watch TV episodes in full screen without the 2 black bars on the top and bottom of the screens like you seen in the 16:10 ratio screens.

utopian201
01-06-2010, 01:59 PM
High end monitors are still 16:10. They are used for editing all the 16:9 stuff while still having the controls visible.

I prefer 16:10; a computer is primarily made for doing work, gaming and web browsing. If I wanted to watch tv, I'd watch tv! (or at least output to tv).
I prefer the extra vertical space as it means less scrolling and being able to display two pages side by side at a higher magnification (even then, it isn't quite high enough as there is still a lot of wasted horizontal space). Also when I -do- watch tv programs, the player controls when I need them, don't block the image.

R2x1
01-06-2010, 06:52 PM
The laptops are made in Asia - what aspect ratio are their eyes set to?

My favourite Dragon will have a different set-to in mind if I don't watch out.

Greven
01-06-2010, 07:02 PM
I prefer 16:10, but they will probably be priced out of the consumer market soon. All new products seem to be 16:9

goodiesguy
02-06-2010, 02:21 AM
i prefer 16:9 even though the stuff i watch is in 4:3 (benny hill etc..)

utopian201
02-06-2010, 10:59 AM
i prefer 16:9 even though the stuff i watch is in 4:3 (benny hill etc..)

Wont that mean you get giant black bars on the sides? Larger than if you used a 16:10?

Agent_24
02-06-2010, 12:00 PM
I prefer 16:10 for widescreen.