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phoenixreborn
phoenixreborn


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posted November 23, 2010 01:46 AM

Poll Question:
What monitor resolution do you use?

Please select an option in the poll.  Feel free to post what you use and why you like it.

Responses:
Variable (CRT)
1024x768
1280x1024
1366x768
1600x900
1600x1200
1680x1050
1920x1080
1920x1200
Larger
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mvassilev
mvassilev


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Undefeatable Hero
posted November 23, 2010 01:50 AM

None of the above - 1680x945.
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phoenixreborn
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posted November 23, 2010 01:53 AM
Edited by phoenixreborn at 01:54, 23 Nov 2010.

I'm limited to ten poll choices.

Edit: Thanks for your reply.  Do you like that size though?  Why such an odd one?
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mvassilev
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posted November 23, 2010 04:08 AM

Because it's the largest my laptop can display.
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Corribus
Corribus

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The Abyss Staring Back at You
posted November 23, 2010 05:01 AM

1920 X 1200.

Because I want to go blind.
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Binabik
Binabik


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posted November 23, 2010 05:13 AM

1024 x 768 and I use a real monitor (CRT) not one of those flat screen pieces of crap.

Why do you guys use such high resolution? You can't tell the difference.

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mvassilev
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posted November 23, 2010 05:29 AM

I can definitely tell the difference, even with my poor eyesight.
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Binabik
Binabik


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posted November 23, 2010 05:50 AM

Are you using a flat screen? What size? Is it wide screen?

Also, how far are you from the monitor? With my arm extended and fingers out, I'm still a full hand short of touching the monitor. Although when I'm doing circuit boards I get my face right up next to it sometimes.

For the kind of work I do I am much more concerned about color saturation, high contrast, sharp crisp edges (no dithering), and true black black levels. With a good quality monitor you shouldn't need a high resolution unless it's a big one. 1024 is kind of borderline for the 19 inch I have now, but even with a 21 inch I can't see needing more than 1280 if you have a good monitor.

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SwampLord
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posted November 23, 2010 06:44 AM

1920x1080 for my ~17 inch laptop.
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mvassilev
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posted November 23, 2010 08:13 AM

Quote:
Are you using a flat screen? What size? Is it wide screen?
Yes, 18.4", yes. If I extend my arm from how I'm sitting now, I would touch the screen and my elbow would still be bent.
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del_diablo
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posted November 23, 2010 08:42 AM

I have a 1600x1200 LCD monitor, a 1600x1200 CRT monitor, and 2 laptops with really snowty snow 1280x800 display.
Other than that I could snatch up a 1920x1080 TV, quite good for gaming
When I use the laptops, I get annoyed over the resolution, 1280 is almost good, but the 800 vertical just kills it.
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phoenixreborn
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posted November 24, 2010 12:53 AM

19 x 12 people, isn't the text too small?
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Corribus
Corribus

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posted November 24, 2010 01:22 AM

Nah, and besides, I can't stand it when each icon takes up like 20% of the screen.
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del_diablo
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Manifest
posted November 24, 2010 09:52 AM

Quote:
19 x 12 people, isn't the text too small?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dots_per_inch
Just cranck on the DPI, and tada, supersmooth text <3
Also, how can you work with a small display? I know Windows enforces the bad habit of maximizing everything and lack of a tiling Window manager, but beyond that, how can you work on a small screen?! I have problems working on 1280x800 because the screen is far to small, and even divided it gets far to cluttery.

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Shares
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posted November 24, 2010 12:41 PM

On my bad comp I have 1280*1024 and on the good one I have 1280*2424 (dualscreen).
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emilsn
emilsn


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posted November 24, 2010 01:38 PM

Can anyone how screen resolutions are "calculated"?
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posted November 24, 2010 03:08 PM
Edited by Shares at 15:09, 24 Nov 2010.

It's the number of pixels. The first number is the pixels on the height and the second is the width. Then there's the common ratios, like 4:3(normal screen) and 16:9 (widescreen). 4:3 means that for each four pixels of height you add three pixels of width.
If you meant the ratios, they're just improvised and later adopted as standards.
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JoonasTo
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What if Elvin was female?
posted November 24, 2010 03:24 PM

It's the other way around widthxheight.
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Binabik
Binabik


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posted November 24, 2010 09:37 PM

Yea, what Joonas said, it's width first then height.

The ratios 16:9 and 4:3 are not pixel ratios.  They are the ratios of physical size of the screen (for example 40cm x 30cm screen).  The vertical and horizontal DPI are not usually the same, so the pixel ratio and size ratio would not be the same.

I don't know where the 16:9 aspect ratio came from, but I think the 4:3 ratio came from 35mm film.

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posted November 24, 2010 09:39 PM

Quote:
The ratios 16:9 and 4:3 are not pixel ratios.  They are the ratios of physical size of the screen (for example 40cm x 30cm screen).  The vertical and horizontal DPI are not usually the same, so the pixel ratio and size ratio would not be the same.

Think it over once again and find a flaw in your reasoning.
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