View Full Version : Display in Wide Screen Format

05-27-2007, 10:36 AM
I'm in the process of replacing my current 4-3 format monitor.

If I buy a wide screen formatted monitor, will what I'm seeing in Flight Sim now on my 4-3 screen be distorted to fit the wider screen?

Specifically - will a 4-3 segment of a wide screen monitor's Flight Sim picture appear identical to the same 4-3 view on a standard (4-3) monitor?

I use FSX - but don't think that fact is relevant.


05-27-2007, 12:53 PM
I recently switched from a 4:3 to a Samsung 215TW widescreen. Round gages are a tiny bit flattened but I find it doesn't bother me one bit.

This topic came up not long ago in this forum. Have a look here:


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EVGA 8800 GTS KO ACS3 w/ 640MB @580MHz&1.7GHz (Driver: Xtreme-G 160.02)
Samsung 215TW Monitor
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