Poll

Does your computer have a traditional monitor, or is it widescreen?

traditional
5 (83.3%)
widescreen
1 (16.7%)

Total Members Voted: 6

Voting closed: September 21, 2008, 09:51:18 PM

Author Topic: How's Your Monitor?  (Read 3342 times)

Offline Mark Stevens

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How's Your Monitor?
« on: September 18, 2008, 09:51:18 PM »
When designing websites, I try to allow for the aspect ratio and screen resolution used by visitors, and I got to wondering how many of you have widescreen monitors.  Thank you in advance for participating in this poll!

Offline Bill Cahill

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Re: How's Your Monitor?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008, 11:10:56 PM »
 ;D I'm happy to say NOT ME!!!!
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Offline McHeath

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Re: How's Your Monitor?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2008, 11:58:54 PM »
My computer is pretty old, a 2000 model Mac, so it's prewidescreen.  The missus has a fairly new iMac and it's wide, and my work computer is as well.  Have to say that I don't really like it on a computer, like my screens tall.

Offline Mark Stevens

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Re: How's Your Monitor?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2008, 07:34:28 AM »
My newest computer, close to a year old I believe, has a widescreen monitor, and I personally hope they don't become the standard.  I don't despise it, but my experience is that the format just isn't logical for computers.  I think the computer manufacturers and retailers are pushing them as part of their whole "use your computer for everything" marketing ploy, and want to entice people to view movies on them.  I've got a humongous TV... why should my computer be tailored for widescreen movies?  As I fiddle with websites, I find myself using a nifty Firefox add-on that re-sizes the window to fit 1024x768 or other resolution... just so I can see the sites the way other people do!

Offline Bill Cahill

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Re: How's Your Monitor?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2008, 11:06:47 AM »
Yeh. Personally, I can't stand wide screen. Many times people's heads look shrunken, and, their bodies stretched.  I grew up oh full screen tv, and, that's the way I like it.

In a similar note, I HATE HDTV!!!!
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Offline Johnnysan

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Re: How's Your Monitor?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008, 03:40:37 PM »
I use an old Sony Multiscan E200 CRT monitor.  It's worked fine for years.  I got it for free when a religious institution was moving.  Personally, I don't like the aspect ratio of wide screen.

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Re: How's Your Monitor?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008, 04:46:44 PM »
If the aspec ratio has to letterbox a picture, I don't like it either, but when the screen is wide in proportion to the movie shown, and the movie is shown with an anamorphic lens then it's great. Without the proper lens, they use what is called Pan and Scan, very bad.
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