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16:9 vs. 16:10: Stretch?

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Last response: in Computer Peripherals
May 25, 2009 7:45:15 AM


I have read the FAQs (widescreengaming, etc) and searched on Google, but have not found a clear answer...

I want to buy a 16:9 monitor so I can hook up my PS3 to it and play thru HDMI. My problem is, I also game a lot on the PC. AFAIK, most PC games run 16:10 aspect ratio... so wouldn't that be a problem?

If i got a 16:9 monitor, would all my PC games be stretched and look all funky? Or would there simply be black bars? Or yet, would I be able to choose?

Lastly, what would you recommend? :pt1cable: 

I am currently looking at:

- ViewSonic X Series VX2260wm

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May 25, 2009 4:33:46 PM

Most modern games (if not all) will support 16:9 aspect ratio (1920 x 1080, 1600 x 900). Hell, I get those resolution options when I load Far Cry 1 which was released back in 2003/2004.
May 25, 2009 5:25:37 PM

thanks for the answer!

now i hope older games like warcraft 3 and such wont stretch too...