im looking order a monitor for gaming and dvd/blueray watching...was told i need a high res monitor to take advantage of 2 4870x2's as my current max res 1680x10650 is not nearly high enough res to use the power of my video cards..
i found this lcd on newegg..
the actual size is only an inch more than what ive got..but the res seems really nice? any suggestions?
2048 x 1152 is not standard resolution at the moment. You will get better gaming performance compared to 2560 x 1600. For my taste, the resolution is a bit high for a 23" monitor. I am used to 1920 x 1200 on 26" (actually 25.5") monitors.
How good is the monitor itself? Don't know. I tend to purchase mid-high-end/high-end monitors.
Regarding Blu-Ray movies... These movies are basically 1080p so they are meant to be watch on a 16:9 aspect ratio monitor/HDTV that is 1920 x 1080. Do not confuse the aspect ratio of HD video with the actual aspect ratio of the movie. I see complaints from people like:
Complaint: "I bought a HDTV so that I will not have to see black bars when I watch movies from my Blu-Ray player? How come when I watch Batman: The Dark Knight it get black bar?!?!? This was all a waste of money!!"
Answer: "Because, dumbass, movies are filmed in many different aspect ratios. The Dark Knight is filmed at 2.35:1 aspect ratio, not 16:10."
Having said the above, if you want to watch a Blu-Ray movie at the monitor's full resolution, the video will need to be stretched to "fill up" the screen. Anytime you "shrink" down a BR movie (1680 x 1050 for example) or stretch it to a higher resolution, you will lose a little bit of video quality because of interpolation.