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Hardware Thread, Widescreen TFTs - good or bad? in Technical; Originally Posted by contink I have to say I hate widescreen monitors because I tend to work more in the ...
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    Re: Widescreen TFTs - good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by contink
    I have to say I hate widescreen monitors because I tend to work more in the vertical than the horizontal (less snickering in back!).
    Now, you see I work the other way, with things side-by-side, so widescreen suits me.

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    the Vista sidebar (which is just another outsize taskbar IMHO).
    I quite like my sidebar - clock, calendar, calculator and so on (although there is a whole lot of papp for the sidebar too!) - but have set it to be behind other apps, so if I want to maximise something or put two apps side-by-side, I can do so without losing any screen space.

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    Re: Widescreen TFTs - good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elky
    It appears the market is starting to be swamped with 17" widescreen TFT monitors. Standard 17" TFT screens are becoming a lot harder to get hold of for a reasonable price and the prices are still increasing meaning you get a much better deal on widescreens now. Rumour is that standard 17" will be killed off and only widescreen will be available in 17"

    Would you have widescreen monitors in your IT rooms / classrooms or are they a definite no no?

    Just curious to see your responses

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    4:3 17inch TFT's suck.

    4:3 15 inch at 1024x768 or anything at 19inch or above is good..but 17inch ??? Widescreen's replacing 4:3 17inch TFT's cannot come soon enough in my view.

    BTW anyone used a notebook with 14.1 inch widescreen at 1440x900 resolution ? a la the thinkpad T61. If so, could you let me know about your experience with that screen.

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    Re: Widescreen TFTs - good or bad?

    I like 17" TFTs they're the best ones.

    Larger than that and you have to move your head to look around it!

    Still, space permitting I'd go for 17" CRTs any day.

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    Re: Widescreen TFTs - good or bad?

    We don't have any issues with 4:3 17" @ 1280x1024. We have loads of the Neovo E17-DA screens

    We also have a few of the old 15" Samsung Samtron 52v - really good monitors

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    Re: Widescreen TFTs - good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    I like 17" TFTs they're the best ones.

    Larger than that and you have to move your head to look around it!

    Still, space permitting I'd go for 17" CRTs any day.
    the bigger the screen the better as far as i'm concerned. standard 17 inch is neither one thing nor the other - it doesn't have the compactness and excellent layout of a 15inch at XGA. And it doesn't have the size of a 19 or 20 inch screen to compensate for those shortcomings. I used a 19inch CRT for years and although initially i found it to be a big screen area after a while i found it to be less huge..so i have no problems with a 19inch 4:3. 20 inches is probably the limit for 4:3 TFT screens. At 21 to 24 inches you ideally should be going widescreen.

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    Re: Widescreen TFTs - good or bad?

    But a 19" CRT has about the same viewable area as a 17" TFT.

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    Re: Widescreen TFTs - good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    We don't have any issues with 4:3 17" @ 1280x1024. We have loads of the Neovo E17-DA screens

    We also have a few of the old 15" Samsung Samtron 52v - really good monitors
    I'm not saying there are technical issues with 17inch. But from my personal viewing preference i don't like it. Just prefer 15 or 19 inch.

    We have a load of the NEOVO M-15V screens they are terrific. Looking to get a 19inch NEOVO P-19 for my office. Looks like a great monitor - does anyone have any experience of the new P-19's

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    Re: Widescreen TFTs - good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    But a 19" CRT has about the same viewable area as a 17" TFT.
    Really ? I suppose you're right. But the viewing experience on my 19inch CRT was very different than on the 17inch TFT's we have. Plus I'm pretty sure the resolutions were different. The'd have to be wouldn't they if the viewable size is different ?

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    Re: Widescreen TFTs - good or bad?

    CRTs don't have the resolution limitations of TFTs you are correct.

    Like I said, I prefer CRTs for image quality.

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    Re: Widescreen TFTs - good or bad?

    everything old is new again... you watch America will capture another alien and make it develope a super slim CRT for us all..... you remember this... it will happen in the next 20 years time.

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    Re: Widescreen TFTs - good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    We don't have any issues with 4:3 17" @ 1280x1024.
    The only issue I had when I set ours to that size was people complaining the image was too small! Our 17"s run at 1024x768, but our 19"s are at 1280x1024.

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    Re: Widescreen TFTs - good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    Like I said, I prefer CRTs for image quality.
    But if you have to look at it for a while, TFTs are much nicer. Plus you don't get issues with reflections on TFTs (unless you get one of the new gloss ones, of course).

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    Re: Widescreen TFTs - good or bad?

    I'm working on 2x20" widescreens at work(1dell, 1 iiyama) and for spreadsheet work they are brilliant. All classrooms are a range of 15",17",19" TFT's although the 15" are being phased out slowly. I dont see a need for widescreens in the classrooms will be sticking with 19" on new pc's or replacements. I will be putting widescreens into the offices for the reason they use a lot of spreadsheets and the extra width comes in very useful.

    Just a thought but how many people though widescreen TV's were annoying and gave an odd picture when they first started coming around. Now people wouldn't do without them. Guess the same will be true for TFT's too.

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    Re: Widescreen TFTs - good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by dave.81
    Just a thought but how many people though widescreen TV's were annoying and gave an odd picture when they first started coming around. Now people wouldn't do without them. Guess the same will be true for TFT's too.
    Very different IMO. You don't have to try and fit 30 TVs in to an IT suite with limited room. Ok if its in an office, on your desk at home, used foryour personal PC or whatever but its a completely different story when kitting out classrooms with them

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    Re: Widescreen TFTs - good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrHappy
    everything old is new again... you watch America will capture another alien and make it develope a super slim CRT for us all..... you remember this... it will happen in the next 20 years time.
    Already happened btw. Sony is working on OLED based displays. They are only a few mm thick. Plus you can bend them and roll them up and it will not effect the display.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic...chnology_demos

    Your next TV might come in the form of wallpaper.



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