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Old January 22, 2008, 08:31 PM
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I am curious what the ideal widescreen size is, if I want it to run beside my 19" fullscreen.
Some sources say 22" some say 23"
also how would the 16:9 v 16:10 affect life?

I personally am more inclined to go with the 22" as I could pick up an LG L226WTY-BF (2ms response, drool) for under 300$

Is there any real difference between 1" of widescreenyness?
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Old January 22, 2008, 10:59 PM
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I personal went with Dual 20in widescreens. Running a different style screen to a dual kinda looks funny to me.
I did not go fancy with my monitor choice because I wanted dual widescreen. TigerDirect.ca - Computer Parts, PC Components, Computers & Electronics sells DCLCD flat screen monitors for REALLY great price. I bought both my 20in at $164 EACH and they work fabulous.

As for 16:9 v 16:10 affect life... well you will have to explain what exactly you mean by that.
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Old January 22, 2008, 11:28 PM
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I run a 24" next to my 20.5" and have no issues. Well, I would like the 20.5" a little closer but that's more the fault of the desks than the size diff.
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Old January 23, 2008, 12:09 AM
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Well it depends but I have used different sized monitors before. It's not bad for work I didn't really mind. But WS was not really around back then so it was two 4:3 screens. If your 19" is 1280x1024 than either a 20"WS or a 22" WS are both the closest vertical resolution to 1024 (1680 x 1050). And the 20" is probably going to be closest in actual physical size as well.

I have bought the 20" version of that LG you mentioned for a friend. I can't say there are TN panels I really like, they all look a little lack luster to me but the 20" one is very popular and my bud likes it. I think it is also the monitor used at VS Gaming where our HWC member Cptn. Vortex can be found. Maybe he can give you a better review of it?

Also 2ms response time is really not that great a feature. Really colour reproduction is by far the most crucial. Response times and other LCD features are also not reported in a standard way by all manufacturers, so you really need to do a little more research or see them close up in person on a dedicated machine to make a good choice.

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