I just received a 22 in. Dell Wide Screen monitor today. The monitor is awesome, and it's resolution is also awesome, it's connected via DVI, but I soon learned what I didn't know before hand. Many of the websites look crummy. ESPN is my one of my homepages in IE7 but it looks pretty horrible. The whole page is scrunched together on the far left. I learned about hitting the zoom button, and that improves it some, but really doesn't solve the problem. Also, is one browser more HD Widescreen compatible than another.? Thanks in advance for any thoughts you might have!!!!
Check out Maxiumum PC's article (read it in the printed version but it should be available online) on 30" monitors. Real eye-opener - especially if you were planning on watching HD DVD or Bluray movies on it. It seems that 30" monitors have no internal scalers (too expensive to implement one for a screen this size using current tech) and all scaling is handled by the video card. Basically you're effectively stuck at the native resolution. Also, since neither nVidia no ATI support HDCP over dual-link DVI you're stuck viewing HDCP video at a quarter of native resolution (half in each dimension) and not at the maximum that single-link DVI supports.
I have a 24 inch monitor and the resolution is 1900x1200. I find it great for surfing the web and playing games. Since the resolution is close to that of 1080p (1900x1080) it is great if you have a game console (though I dont yet). The feature you really want to look for though is 1:1 pixel mapping - that way if you want to display a non native resolution it will simply put black bars onscreen instead of forcing the image to be displayed over the whole monitor which will result in some stretching.
The westinghouse 37" 1080p HDTV was reviewed in PCGamer March2007
It's 1920x1080 resolution so most good video cards can run it well.
Based on the article I bought one, it's great lots of connectors including dvi. Replaced both my monitor and tv. I have not upgraded my computer yet but my 9600pro runs it decently, no worse than my 1600x1200 crt i had.
Main drawback is you have to sit so far back from the thing it doesn't work so well on a standard desk
Well a 24" screen has the maximum resolution that can be sent through a single-link DVI; so if you get one with HDCP you're set. I personally don't think that the extra screen real estate is worth the extra cash over a 22". As someone has already posted: 22" screens are the new 19"ers.