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Thread: Do you use 1280 x 1024 or 1280 x 960?

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    Do you use 1280 x 1024 or 1280 x 960?

    I've come across a lot of people saying that they use 1280 x 960 because it's squarer, as opposed to 1280 x 1024. The thing is, the numbers don't hold up to inspection. Simply (suck this egg, Grandma) squarer resolutions would give you a number closer to 1 when you divide them...


    D'oh! Ive just realised why. It's nothing to do with square. 4:3 screens give you 1.33 (recurring), as do 1280 x 960 resolutions.

    It still looks weird to me, but I'll give it a try.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo
    my a55 shoots great video in 1080i

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    1280x960 will give you square pixels on a 4:3 montior.
    I use 1280x1024 as mine's a 5:4 TFT. ;p

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    on a tft, ALWAYS use the resolution on the box. anything else will look like ass

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    1280x1025 - 17" tft

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    I use 1280x1024 for my desktop, but if I have to chose between 1280x1024 and 1280x960 for games I useually go with the latter. It looks more correct, aspect ratio wise.

    However, I play the vast majority of games at 1600x1200 or higher.

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    19" Dimond pro 920 CRT. Use 1200 x 1600 for desktop and 1024 x 1280 in games. 1280 x 960 alwase looked crap to me... Plus i just like a higer res.

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    I use 1600x1200 on my CRT and now 1280x1024 on my lovely new Iiyama 435S-B 19" TFT

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    1280x800 here

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    Are you widescreen Kezzer?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo
    my a55 shoots great video in 1080i

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    1280x1024 in games and on desktop.
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    1600x1200

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    2560x1024 (1280x1024 x2)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic
    2560x1024 (1280x1024 x2)
    There's always one


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggerbugger
    Are you widescreen Kezzer?
    No i'm kezzer, but my TFT is widescreen yes

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    1280x960 on my 21" CRT for both desktop and gaming (where possible). I wouldn't use 1280x1024 on a 4:3 screen on principle, I like my circles circular thankyouverymuch. Annoyingly some modern games don't seem to support 1280x960, we don't all have TFTs you know. TBH my softmod 9500 can lack a bit of grunt with really heavy games like Far Cry so I often play those at 1024x768.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggerbugger
    There's always one

    I believe thats TWO screens

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