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Looking to buy a new display for my desktop. Looking at a particular monitor, and need advice please.

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May 13, 2013 10:30:28 AM

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?
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May 13, 2013 11:26:20 AM

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.

Other things:
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.

An alternative is the Auria EQ276W @ $400 (USD)
http://www.microcenter.com/product/384780/EQ276W_27-Inc...
If interested try finding (googling) a Canadian Source.
From what I researched this and the Asus were my choice

PS, I'm not a gamer, so someone else can fill in about games that are designed for this format. But I think you would be apper with the 27" 2560 x 1440 PLS or ISP panel.
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February 9, 2014 7:00:52 AM

you should go for LED TV Dell S2240L 21.5 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor This is best monitor can be used for gaming i already have it , and i am using it from 5 years it works perfect my personal review for this monitor . Dell have Provided many Features in This Monitor .....

Affordable also price near $156.45

Link: http://www.flipkart.com/dell-s2240l-21-5-inch-led-backl...

My Second option is BenQ

i have seen it i is also good my friend have it and he loved it...

BenQ GW2255 21.5 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor

Price is also good around $133.07

Link: http://www.flipkart.com/benq-gw2255-21-5-inch-led-backl...

you can read their description in link

i hope this will help you .....................
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