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His res lcd for 2 4870x2's

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January 6, 2010 2:34:46 PM

hi guys,
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?



Acer B233HUbmidhz Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

Maximum Resolution: 2048 x 1152
Recommended Resolution: 2048 x 1152
Viewing Angle: 160°(H) / 160°(V)
Pixel Pitch: 0.265mm
Display Colors: 16.7 Million
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 40000:1 (ACM)
Horizontal Refresh Rate: 62.5KHz -73.5KHz
Model #: ET.VB3HP.001
Item #: N82E16824009173
Return Policy: Monitor Replacement Only Return Policy

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January 6, 2010 3:50:07 PM

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.
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January 6, 2010 8:16:45 PM

I have a Dell 3008WFP I'll sell you for $1200 that will put those 4870x2s to good use. I have one 4870x2 and one 4870 in crossfirex now.
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