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    Monitor aspect ratio woes.

    Are we seeing the death of the 16:10 monitor?

    All the new monitors seem to have the TV standard 16:9 ratio. I don't like 16:9 on a computer monitor, the only reason it works on a TV is because movies often come in 2.35:1 flavour, and the extra width of the screen helps a little.

    Has the world forgotten about the golden ratio, phi? 16:10 monitors hit pretty close to the magic number (about 1.6180340) which is one reason why they just look right.

    I hope we haven't seen the last of the almost perfect monitors...

    What do you think?

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    Re: Monitor aspect ratio woes.

    Couldn't agree more. There are some impressive 16:9 monitors out there like the Dell 2309 but I just don't like that resolution for anything but watching movies on. It doesn't feel right.

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    Re: Monitor aspect ratio woes.

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlGrey View Post
    Are we seeing the death of the 16:10 monitor?

    All the new monitors seem to have the TV standard 16:9 ratio. I don't like 16:9 on a computer monitor, the only reason it works on a TV is because movies often come in 2.35:1 flavour, and the extra width of the screen helps a little.

    Has the world forgotten about the golden ratio, phi? 16:10 monitors hit pretty close to the magic number (about 1.6180340) which is one reason why they just look right.

    I hope we haven't seen the last of the almost perfect monitors...

    What do you think?
    You can still buy 4:3 monitors today.

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    Re: Monitor aspect ratio woes.

    Sorry to say this but the days of the 16:10 monitor are very limited!! The reason is that manufacturers are probably trying to merge both the PC and consumer AV LCD production into one to save money. Having to produce both 16:9 consumer and 16:10 computer LCD panels must mean a replication of labour in their view. Also for most people it means that the computer monitor will have a better aspect ratio for watching their movies on!!

    I can only see that only potentially higher end 16:10 models surviving if there is demand from commercial and professional sectors for them. I also prefer 16:10 ratio LCDs BTW!

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    Re: Monitor aspect ratio woes.

    16:9 monitor would be too "long" for anyone liking to work in pivot mode (rotate the scree in 90 degree).
    I always prefer 4:3 monitor for PC, notebook and table pc.

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