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Widescreen monitors

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by RJ California, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. RJ California

    RJ California Active Member

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    Just a heads up to an issue I discovered...

    I just got a new 22" widescreen monitor, great picture and it works perfect with my dual monitor setup.
    The problem is that rather that giving me more room it simply stretches the image to fill the space. It would not be a problem if you were just watching movies, but for sign layouts it's the pits. When you set up a 4'x4' sign on the screen it looks like a 4'x6'. Pretty disappointing. I'll be going back to two 19" panels.
     
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  2. Chad.

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    you need to change the resolution
     
  3. Chad.

    Chad. Active Member

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    im running dual monitors at 1650 x 1080 each ... a square, looks like a square
     
  4. LaKe

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    Yup...change the resolution
     
  5. RJ California

    RJ California Active Member

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    WOW!!
    Thanks, I feel kind of stupid, but very appreciative.
    This is going to be great!!:thankyou:
     
  6. Chad.

    Chad. Active Member

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    glad to be of service.
     
  7. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Bought some off-brand widescreen monitor . . . so off-brand that I can't even
    remember the damn name since I'm not at the office right now !

    Changing the resolution does nothing to narrow the images to a normal perspective,
    I've tried every resolution setting possible, and the moniter is all
    but rendered useless except as a cash register monitor . . .

    But that works great !
     
  8. toddmn

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    I almost jumped on a Samsung 22 inch widescreen today. I think they were down to 399 at Best Buy here. And to think back to the days when an ordinary 21 inch crt cost a second mortgage . Always had luck with Samsungs, plus they are one of the only manufactures to give you a 3 year warranty out of the box that covers everything. I had my 17 inch go bad after 2 1/2 years and they sent me a brand spanking new one to replace it. (Well probably refurbished most likely, but hey)[​IMG]
     
  9. 2NinerNiner2

    2NinerNiner2 Very Active Member

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    yep, I remember that! In 1988 I bought a 21" monitor and the Nubus card to drive it for my then 'state-of-the-art' MacII: my dealer cost: 6,500.00!!! even CDN, that's a lot of cash! But man, was it cool! :) Dual displays in '88. :)
     
  10. RJ California

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    The widescreen I discussed in this post is a 22" X2Gen which I bought from Costco Online for $249 after rebate.
    I changed the resolution as suggested in the early replies and it works perfectly now.
    Thanks again!:signs101:
     
  11. Pro Signs & Graphix

    Pro Signs & Graphix Very Active Member

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    Toddmn - I have that 22" Samsung. CompUSA had a deal for $279, after $50 rebate. My only regret was that I did not get two of them. I had stuck to the old crt for so long that I did not realize how far downhill it was going.

    Color is accurate, crisp, and clear (using DVI).
     
  12. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    Keep in mind, some older video cards do not support widescreen resolutions and will stretch to fit
     
  13. Blazingsun

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    Beat me to it doc...
     

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