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Old 17 May 2012, 16:37   #1
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PC monitor resolutions

My monitor packed up yesterday. It's a 20" with a native resolution of 1600x1200. I went to go and buy another one and after visiting 4 shops including PC world,I can't find anything with a native res of more than 1900x1080 and they are all widescreen. It's a significant and noticeable drop in clarity while gaming.

Why is nowhere selling decent res monitors? Any ideas? I've had to buy a 16x12 monitor from Amazon and there was hardly any choice even there.
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Have you tried Novatech on line.

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I don't know your budget but you might find something here that suits:

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I've got one coming I'm just puzzled as to why everywhere with an actual storefront doesn't stock anything except for the inferior widescreen models.

If I wanted an HD TV I'd buy one,but I don't-I wanted a monitor. Traditionally they are way better res than HDTVs-so why sell monitors that are no better than TVs?
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I think that's the problem. The mainstream shops supply Mr Joe Average who really doesn't have a clue about resolutions but looks for the HD tag and thinks that's the latest must have. I guess the manufacturers are happy 'cos they can mass produce a standard LCD panel for both Tv and monitor.
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I think that's the problem. The mainstream shops supply Mr Joe Average who really doesn't have a clue about resolutions but looks for the HD tag and thinks that's the latest must have. I guess the manufacturers are happy 'cos they can mass produce a standard LCD panel for both Tv and monitor.
Fair comment-I was wondering if it was something to do with 3D being the new 'in' thing but what you say makes far more sense.
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I hate widescreen and apart from watching DVDs which I don't do, there isn't a single reason I can think of that makes widescreen better than the old format.
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