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    Default FSX and other games on a widescreen monitor?

    I found this at newegg
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824252008

    And it appears to be a high quality monitor.... and I like the price...I can't believe the prices of LCDs today...I pad about 340 for my 19in lcd in april of 2006! whew...anyway

    How does FSX work with widescreen monitors? How bout other games such as Half life, or warcraft, BF2142/bf2, etc? Are things stretched out, or is it ok?

    I'm only looking at this monitor...not buying or anything...but I do like the price ;) !!!


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    Default FSX and other games on a widescreen monitor?

    I found this at newegg
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824252008

    And it appears to be a high quality monitor.... and I like the price...I can't believe the prices of LCDs today...I pad about 340 for my 19in lcd in april of 2006! whew...anyway

    How does FSX work with widescreen monitors? How bout other games such as Half life, or warcraft, BF2142/bf2, etc? Are things stretched out, or is it ok?

    I'm only looking at this monitor...not buying or anything...but I do like the price ;) !!!


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    Default RE: FSX and other games on a widescreen monitor?

    Most recent games, and FSX, work fine with widescreens. The one issue that bugs some is that bitmaps and 2D images, like the 2D panels, get stretched a little (they're created for one resolution and aspect ratio). 3D views are rendered on the fly though and are usually fine (unless the developers deliberately restricted them in some way).

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    Default RE: FSX and other games on a widescreen monitor?

    Most recent games, and FSX, work fine with widescreens. The one issue that bugs some is that bitmaps and 2D images, like the 2D panels, get stretched a little (they're created for one resolution and aspect ratio). 3D views are rendered on the fly though and are usually fine (unless the developers deliberately restricted them in some way).

    loki

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    Default RE: FSX and other games on a widescreen monitor?

    ok that's what I was thinking..since I don't use 2d in FSX anymore anyway that would be fine...

    So would widescreen give you more "field of view" in shooter-type games?

    I guess what I'm asking is: is there a strong advantage over std 4:3 lcds like the one I have right now? Do you have one, do you like it?


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    Default RE: FSX and other games on a widescreen monitor?

    ok that's what I was thinking..since I don't use 2d in FSX anymore anyway that would be fine...

    So would widescreen give you more "field of view" in shooter-type games?

    I guess what I'm asking is: is there a strong advantage over std 4:3 lcds like the one I have right now? Do you have one, do you like it?


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