I'm looking to buy a new display for my desktop, whether it be an HDTV or a big PC monitor. I currently using an old 32" 720p LCD TV that's probably going to die pretty soon, which is why I'm looking for a new display for my desktop.
There's one monitor in particular that I'm quite interested in, and that monitor is the AOC Q2963PM 29" widescreen IPS LED monitor. It's a 21:9 2560 x 1080 resolution panoramic widescreen monitor.
My main questions are:
- Does anyone on here have personal experience with this monitor, more specifically in terms of gaming? If so, what do you think of the monitor overall, and is it worth the $500 (CAD) price tag in your opinion, or would a big HDTV be a better investment?
- Is there a list out there of games that support 21:9 aspect ratio/2560 x 1080 resolution? If not, can you please list games that support 21:9 aspect ratio/2560 x 1080 resolution?
1) I think it's going to be a while before games adopt the 21:9 resolution.
.. When monitors went from 3:4 to 16:9 they did it for COST (Reason less square inches for a given diagonal size), However it caught on because DVDs at that resolution were already popular. The 21:9 is for Cinemascope which is not as poular movie format as "widescreen". Again, driver from Monitor Manuf is a reduction in square inches.
2: For games, and DVD movies: If stretch to fit then FAT is in, or alternative is vertical bars A waist of vertical space.
A standard 27" 16::9 is 312 Square inches:
.. @ 1920 x 1080 that means 6,646 Pixels per sq inch
.. @ 2560 x 1440 that means 11,815 Pixels per sq inch
For Larger diagonal (29 in) @ 21::9 Viewing area is less at 304 Sq inches
.. Pixels per sq in = 9,095
Bottom line is that a 27" 2560 x 1440 Has More viewing area and a higher Pixel density (Sharper image) than the 29" 21:9 panel
I replaced my 32" samsung LED 1080P HDTV with the Asus P278Q PLS monitor (PLS very simular to IPS panel). MUCM MUCH clearer (sharper) with better viewing angles.