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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:44 pm 
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Seems not only quite useless, but downright insulting.

Of course for football, you can see the whole field, but of corse all the people are smaller!

(Note to our friends… Soccer is not Football, in Football points can only be scored on foot or by foot… Soccer should be call Kickball, or better yet Fan Riotball! :lol: )

On movies, people are shorter & less important to the scene, on computers it's just more scrolling required even if you hide the Dock or move it left/right.

Never mind me… I'm still upset from ordering my 1st eMac… whoever heard of a 1280 wide screen that wasn't 1024 high… silly me didn't even see the 960! :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:19 pm 
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Do you mean "ultra widescreen" or whatever weird nomenclature they're using?

I don't really understand it since even on normal widescreen monitors I scroll down way too damn much.

I think its just manufacturers trying to entice people with perfectly functional hardware from buying new hardware because of a gimmick. You know, like curved displays. Or 4K.

Meanwhile HDTV adoption rates stagnated some time ago, almost all the people buying HDTVs are people who already own HDTVs...


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:34 am 
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Only have experience with 1080p, 1920*1080, that's only 120 pixels shorter than my 2007 iMac @ 1920*1200, but it seems like twice the work.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:48 pm 
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Well 16:9 (1920x1080) monitors can share LCD panels with HDTVs, whereas 16:10 (1920x1200) are PC/Mac only.

What I was talking about are the crazy stupid 21:9 (3440x1440 or 2560x1080) monitors.

http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-38UC99 ... de-monitor

I liked my 16:10 display until it started drawing lines on the screen, at which point I went with a cheaper 16:9 display.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:52 pm 
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Those really do seem crazy!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:30 pm 
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I just noticed that one's double-crazy because its curved (crazy) and 21:9 (also crazy). :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:05 pm 
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Maybe handy if you are in movie production. We have a 32" HDTV but half the movies are still a small strip across the screen.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:17 pm 
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Shortscreen :lol:, but so true.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:47 pm 
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P.T. Barnum would call it Widescreen! :lol:


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