Market need: 25.4" 1920x1440 4:3 LCD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cube, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    1200 lines feels cramped. That's the main reason I would consider a 30" LCD, but I think it's maybe too big and would have to think about the price.

    Someone should make a 26" 1920x1440 4:3 LCD monitor.

    That way, you can watch 1920x1080 content without rescaling (23.35"), plus it gives you a generally compelling reason to upgrade from 1600x1200: 240 extra lines.

    You would need dual-link DVI for just a little bit, so most people would just have to go through analog.
  2. ktbubster macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2007

    With everything going widescreen these days (more and more content and channels are as well... not to mention the nice proportions for putting 2 documents side by side when working)

    I personally think it would be a bad move for any company to start producing any new sizes of 4:3 ratio monitors and I doubt you'll see it. It would be a waste of money and probably produce little revenue.

    Anyone who would get that would/could just spend the money on a more future useful widescreen 27 or 30 inch monitor or lcd tv and live with the black out lines on either side of the screen when watching the 4:3 stuff.

    Sorry to be a downer.:(
  3. cube thread starter macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    There are no 27" monitors with more resolution than a 24". They are a waste of money and more importantly, space.

    A monitor like I say is the same width as a 24". It's just a bit taller, so you don't need additional space. Plus, while having twp 30" side by side might be unpractical, two of these monitors might be better.

    You would have all the widescreen you need for watching movies. It's more, not less monitor.

    Widescreen 20" monitors are a cheap but inferior choice. It doesn't have enough pixels for HD, and it has less than a 20" 4:3 for work, specially in the vertical direction.

    The question is whether the panels would fit economically in the production sheets or whether you would need new fabrication lines to avoid a big waste.
  4. Dreadnought macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2002
    Almere, The Netherlands
    I wouldn't want a single 4:3 monitor anymore now that I have my 23" ACD at home. You'll get used to the widescreen very soon and a normal monitor (4:3) is cramped. Too bad I have those at work, but one the bright side I have two of them, then the 4:3 ratio is fine. Also a 25" should have more pixels, else it's not worth it. I already find that there my 23" ACD should have even more resolution.
  5. cube thread starter macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    What am I saying? A 25.4" LCD that is exactly as wide as a widescreen 24", and just has more pixels in the vertical direction. It is better than a 24" widescreen, which has NO advantages over it, except maybe price.

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