Widescreen or 4:3 LCD for PC?

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  1. Wes

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    Just ordered a new PC and opt for a 19" widescreen LCD, I have not received it yet but am wondering if I made the right choice? Other than HD and DVD viewing we hate our 42" Plasma for SD so I'm wondering what bad effects the Widescreen monitor has on regular PC usage?

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  2. Adam Lenhardt

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    I personally haven't had a problem. It's simply felt like (slightly) more useable desktop space to me. The only real issue I've had (if you can call it that) is that my digital camera shoots 4x3 pictures and so they have to be heavily cropped for use as desktop backgrounds.
     
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    I used one for awhile in my last job and loved it. Regarding the 'issue' Adam mentioned, I actually saw a new digital camera recently that advertised it's widescreen mode that took pictures to fit the backgrounds of widescreen monitors. I thought it was pretty funny, but I guess it works.
     
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    My notebook has a widescreen monitor and I love it. Windows is different then your TV as it scales nicely to widescreen so there isn't the distortion you see with SD on your 16:9 monitor.
     
  5. Wes

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    I guess I am more worried about digital camera use and if 4:3 is better then Widescreen (my new one will be 16:10 aspect ratio).

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    The only concern I have is it's harder to find good quality widescreen desktop pictures...
     
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    Think palettes off to the side.

    And what aspect are photographic prints? 3x5 4x6?
     
  8. Andrew Pratt

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    With todays high resolution camera's you've typically got plenty of crop room to crop down to widescreen resolutions so I don't find it a limitation at all.
     
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    You just have to think ahead and frame your shots accordingly with the proper amount of dead space.
     
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    You just have to think ahead and frame your shots accordingly with the proper amount of dead space.
     

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