Thursday, October 11th 2007

ViewSonic Delivers World’s First Super High Resolution, 19-inch Widescreen LCD

ViewSonic's latest display innovation, the VX1940w is the world’s first 19-inch widescreen LCD to combine 1680x1050 super high resolution, ultra fast, up to 2ms response time (grey-to-grey) and up to 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Available in November, the VX1940w has been specifically designed for passionate gamers and multimedia enthusiasts eager to enjoy the fastest games and movie action sequences with minimal distortion and industry leading image quality. The VX1940w offers multiple inputs, wide viewing angles (H170°/V160°) and 300 nits of brightness – making it not only an ideal solution for gaming, but also perfect for viewing DVDs and performing traditional PC applications. The VX1940w will be one of the first models offered in ViewSonic’s latest VX 40 Series of LCDs that feature a new sleek design. Prices as well as detailed specifications will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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19 Comments on ViewSonic Delivers World’s First Super High Resolution, 19-inch Widescreen LCD

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
'super high' please.

20" resolution on a 19" monitor, so i guess you can call it 'high' but still.
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#2
wazzledoozle
Not really, when you can get 1680x1050 on a 17" laptop....
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#3
deekortiz3
by: wazzledoozle
Not really, when you can get 1680x1050 on a 17" laptop....
You can get 1920x1200 on 17"
Also 1680x1050 on a 15.4"
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#4
Weer
I've wondered when this would start to happen.
It's not much, but it's a start. Soon the 20" resolution will become 1920x1200 and the 27 will become 2560x1600.
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I've always stood by 4:3 as the ideal aspect ratio for a gaming display. Most games that don't detect a wide-screen encounter "stretching" and that really spoils the show. Can't imagine an obese Max Payne........."dearest of all my friends"
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DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
by: btarunr
I've always stood by 4:3 as the ideal aspect ratio for a gaming display. Most games that don't detect a wide-screen encounter "stretching" and that really spoils the show. Can't imagine an obese Max Payne........."dearest of all my friends"
Disable scaling and your games will show as 4:3, sure you'll have borders but you ignore those automatically.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: DanTheBanjoman
Disable scaling and your games will show as 4:3, sure you'll have borders but you ignore those automatically.
...which is exactly what I don't want. I don't want wasted viewing-area.
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#8
BXtreme
by: btarunr
...which is exactly what I don't want. I don't want wasted viewing-area.
it is, anyhow better than the 'Obese max payne'...:rolleyes:
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: BXtreme
it is, anyhow better than the 'Obese max payne'...:rolleyes:
...for which I could stick back to a ViewSonic or NEC 4:3 / 4ms panel of any standard size. That's the best way I can keep Maxy slim and fit.:cool:
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#10
SK-1
I can't understand why more people don't just cheat and do the short-cut edit to force the rez. you want. I do this on my 20' widescreen and the only visual distortion is in the menu screen(short fat)but when the actual game starts,..no problems at all. I "cheat" in every game I play that will not support widescreen,... with great results.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: SK-1
I can't understand why more people don't just cheat and do the short-cut edit to force the rez. you want. I do this on my 20' widescreen and the only visual distortion is in the menu screen(short fat)but when the actual game starts,..no problems at all. I "cheat" in every game I play that will not support widescreen,... with great results.
...and how do we do this?
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
nice to see higher resolutions popping up on 19" LCDs. Hell my widescreen is 1440 x 900 and I like it, but Id like to see it true 1080P :)
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#16
DRDNA
by: SK-1
I can't understand why more people don't just cheat and do the short-cut edit to force the rez. you want. I do this on my 20' widescreen and the only visual distortion is in the menu screen(short fat)but when the actual game starts,..no problems at all. I "cheat" in every game I play that will not support widescreen,... with great results.
ME Too! And for that monitor ,i'm not impressed.
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#17
Makaveli
by: SK-1
I can't understand why more people don't just cheat and do the short-cut edit to force the rez. you want. I do this on my 20' widescreen and the only visual distortion is in the menu screen(short fat)but when the actual game starts,..no problems at all. I "cheat" in every game I play that will not support widescreen,... with great results.
What you failed to mention, is some of those hacks don't fix your FOV in game. You are still loosing abit of something. It is manageable tho, and not a big deal when u get use to it.
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#18
Jizzler
Heck, we've already had 3840x2400 22's.


As for widescreen monitor when gaming - it's worth it for the games that do support widescreen resolutions IMHO. And when they don't, like Makaveli said, it's not a big deal.
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#19
Mussels
Moderprator
by: SK-1
I can't understand why more people don't just cheat and do the short-cut edit to force the rez. you want. I do this on my 20' widescreen and the only visual distortion is in the menu screen(short fat)but when the actual game starts,..no problems at all. I "cheat" in every game I play that will not support widescreen,... with great results.
because it works in maybe 5 games, it often stretches the image and you get vert- instead of hor+

Go check the widescreen gaming forums, and you'll see those are pretty dodgy fixes instead of a true solution.

P.S - i'm a widescreen fan. i just dont think your post has anything valid to it, in relation to this thread topic.
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