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Which X resolution do you mainly use?
640x480
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
800x600
1%
 1%  [ 1 ]
1024x768
21%
 21%  [ 19 ]
1152x864
10%
 10%  [ 9 ]
1280x1024
37%
 37%  [ 33 ]
1600x1200
18%
 18%  [ 16 ]
Higher than 1600x1200
1%
 1%  [ 1 ]
My favorite isn't listed here
9%
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 5:04 am    Post subject: Which X resolution do you mainly use? Reply with quote

Just curious what resolution everyone prefers. I find I don't have quite enough visual space for my liking with 1024x768, but with 1280x1024 I strain my eyes too much (17" monitor). So, 1152x864 is a pretty nice compromise for me although it's not too common I guess. I need a 19" monitor...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was doing digital cinema at uni, and for a long time afterwards, I ran my system at 1920x1440 - Side Effect Houdini takes up a lot of screen real-estate. I kept it like that up until fairly recently, but I get a lot of complaints from visitors / girlfriend, so I recently shifted to 1600x1280 ;-)

Image is a bit more stable as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate 1280x1024 beause the aspect ratio is wrong on 4:3 monitors unless you shrink it horizontally (some monitors do this automatically) which is a waste. 1600x1200 is the way for me even when the monitor's sharpness doesn't quite hold up. Ok, on a small monitor 1152x864 is OK. For 17"ers something right in between would be ideal, 1280x960 is close, but isn't widely supported and not quite high enough... Sigh, and they're never at high enough refresh rates. Stupid crappy monitor technology. Grrr... ):
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1152x864 @ 100Hz with ViewSonic PF790 (flat 19" CRT)

i love it
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm quite happy with 1280x960 on my 17" CRT.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1400x1050 on a Samsung Syncmaster 700NF. For a 17" monitor it seems to be about perfect. More real-estate than 1280xwhatever and I don't have to squint to read my fonts like I would at 1600x1200.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im running 1280x1024 @ 100hz on an iiyama 22" (AH502 afair - im currently @ work...)
it also does 1600x1200@100hz but its a bit unstable

i dont mind exact aspect ratio of 4:3 :)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im runnnig 1024x768 on 15'' TFT
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

burzmali wrote:
1152x864 @ 100Hz with ViewSonic PF790 (flat 19" CRT)


Nice Monitor my friend! I have the same one, its great! :) But I run at 1280x1024
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 11" laptop that runs at 1024x768. Without a hitch. I even find it easier to read on it, than on this machine with 1152x864 @ 17" monitor. Guess size ain't the only thing that matters. :wink:
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 1:49 pm    Post subject: Tsk Tsk Reply with quote

I don't use 1280x1024 because it is not 4:3. I suppose it gives you slighty more room vertically but everything looks slightly squished.

I use 1280x960 which is 4:3 like all the other resolutions on that list.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1400x1050 TFT, Thinkpad 14"

very good image.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really support related, so moved to Chat from DE.

I use 1280x1024 on a 19" monitor. I want a wider, flat-panel monitor.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use 1280x960 and on a IIYAMA A702HT (17"). will soon use 2560x960 with another screen :)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the results, I'm just a regular user.
1024x1280 on a Viewsonic A95f 19"
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe how many people have 19" monitors and don't push them up to 1600x1200. I spent $1200 on my Sony 19" years ago just for running that resolution. Now people can buy them at reasonable prices and then they go home and misuse them. What a waste. :)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

phong wrote:
I can't believe how many people have 19" monitors and don't push them up to 1600x1200.
My monitor was not designed to run optimally at 1600x1200, but it was designed to run optimally at 1280x1024.
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Now people can buy them at reasonable prices and then they go home and misuse them.
The last time I 'pushed' a monitor beyond its recommended/optimal limits, I killed it in 18-24 months, so no, I don't think I am misusing my 19" monitor at 1280x1204. Besides, I wouldn't want the text any smaller... it is small enough already. Attaching a magifying lens would be just plain silly. ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kanuslupus wrote:
Besides, I wouldn't want the text any smaller... it is small enough already. Attaching a magifying lens would be just plain silly. ;)


Yep. I've got bad enough eyesight already. It amazes me sometimes when people run really high resolutions and then sit about 2 inches from the screen, or squint at everything. I love all the screen real estate, but whenever I try a high resolution I can *feel* my eyes working too hard! I suppose a bigger monitor will help.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or another font size.... 8)

carlivar wrote:
kanuslupus wrote:
Besides, I wouldn't want the text any smaller... it is small enough already. Attaching a magifying lens would be just plain silly. ;)


Yep. I've got bad enough eyesight already. It amazes me sometimes when people run really high resolutions and then sit about 2 inches from the screen, or squint at everything. I love all the screen real estate, but whenever I try a high resolution I can *feel* my eyes working too hard! I suppose a bigger monitor will help.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my experience, increasing the font size in addition to the resolution effectively reduces screen realestate.

As I mentioned, my monitor works best at 1280.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, it surprises me that there are 19" monitors that don't support the higher resolutions! Bummer! I suppose it's not fair for me to judge those whose eyes don't support the higher resolutions either. :)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kanuslupus wrote:
my monitor works best at 1280.
!= Doesn't support > 1280
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately my 21 inch monitor doesn't support anything higher than 1280 :/ I've tried pushing it higher, but it just does wierd things. (squishes the image, etc.. and whines)
I have a HP A4033A 21 Inch monitor, the type that used to be used on cad stations :)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2002 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

arkane wrote:
I have a HP A4033A 21 Inch monitor, the type that used to be used on cad stations :)


Heh, I pulled one of those out of a dumpster once. :-) Never managed to bring it back to life though...

Come to think of it, the only things I've ever been able to bring back to life from the side of the road were an Amiga 500 ( definitely worth the work ) and an old Sun mouse... why am I hauling all this scrap metal around town? :-P

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2002 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curious wrote:
why am I hauling all this scrap metal around town? :-P
I've hauled my scrap from another country. I just don't have the heart to send it to the dump. Recycling electronics really needs to become easier. I'm fairly disgusted that cell phones are essentially 'disposable' in the US, but thats getting into another thread.
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