32:18 monitors are here

tegirinenashi

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It just occurred to me that for many naive buyers the number 21:9 sounds more impressive than 16:9. Which is ridiculously misleading. Remember when 2560x1440 were the norm, and then suddenly, 2560x1080 become "cool"? Now that 3840 x 2160 is commodity, the display manufacturers peddle 3440x1440? To better reflect this reality, I suggest one of the two aspect ratio renaming alternatives. Either:
1. Stop calling 21:9 ultrawide, but use more appropriate "16:7 ultrashort" label
2. Dub new exciting 32:18 "IMAX-like experiece" for 16:9 UHD.
 

Digital Viper-X-

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It just occurred to me that for many naive buyers the number 21:9 sounds more impressive than 16:9. Which is ridiculously misleading. Remember when 2560x1440 were the norm, and then suddenly, 2560x1080 become "cool"? Now that 3840 x 2160 is commodity, the display manufacturers peddle 3440x1440? To better reflect this reality, I suggest one of the two aspect ratio renaming alternatives. Either:
1. Stop calling 21:9 ultrawide, but use more appropriate "16:7 ultrashort" label
2. Dub new exciting 32:18 "IMAX-like experiece" for 16:9 UHD.

umm, what? the only reason we even use 16:9 or 21:9 is for marketing, it sounds better than 1.77:1 and 2.39:1 .

Anyway, who cares? 21:9 is ultra-wide, 16:9 is widescreen, neither have anything to do with UHD or QHD (again more marketing).

3440x1440 have been out for a couple of years. and FYI, most movies are still produced in 21:9 / 2.39:1 .
 

zone74

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Are you just rabidz7's alt account?
I feel like I haven't seen him trolling G-Sync or you trolling Ultrawide displays for a while now, and suddenly you both pop up again on the same day.
 

Zepher

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I like 21:9
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KG-Prime90

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Key word is "Wide".
2560x1080 horizontal > than 1920x1080. 3440x1440 hor > 2560x1440.
2560x1440 cannot be compared to 2560x1080 because 2560x1080 is a "1080p" class monitor.
3440x1440 Can be compared to 2560x1440, because both are a "1440p" class monitor. Thereby making a 21:9 monitor in it's respective class "Ultra Wide". Why so confused.
 

HardUp4HardWare

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As much as I love a cornspriacy I think the point of calling it 21:9 is to distinguish it from the non-ultra-wide 16:9 monitors.

Seriously, you see 21:9 and BAM! You instantly know "hey that be a wide monitor"

Or it could be reptilians. Ok, it prolly is the reptilians.
 

defaultluser

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Eh, it's only useful if you watch a shit ton of movies on your PC. For everything else you get lovely sidebars.

And you get to deal with most games not having native compatibility :D

If you think 4k adoption is slow, these are not statistically doing any better (total of 4k + all 21:9 displays is less than half a percent). Hardly anyone is going to support these anytime soon.
 
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Zepher

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Eh, it's only useful if you watch a shit ton of movies on your PC. For everything else you get lovely sidebars.

And you get to deal with most games not having native compatibility :D

If you think 4k adoption is slow, these are even slower. Hardly anyone is going to support these anytime soon.
Games I play work in the 21:9 res,

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defaultluser

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I notice how you didn't show me any blackwalled 16:9 or 4:3 content, it's a tiny experience.
 

Zepher

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I notice how you didn't show me any blackwalled 16:9 or 4:3 content, it's a tiny experience.

16:9 with the bars doesn't bother me
16x9 on LG.jpg


4:3 has very large bars, but I don't normally watch it in full screen, I'll watch it on the left side of my screen while I have a browser open.
4x3 on LG.jpg



you can watch 2 4:3 items at the same time if you like, lol
4x3 twice on LG.jpg
 

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tmoney1876

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I notice how you didn't show me any blackwalled 16:9 or 4:3 content, it's a tiny experience.
Maybe that's not his use case?

I really don't understand why this is such a crusade for some people.

Some people don't use their computers for movies or TV shows. Some don't play games that don't support ultra wide resolutions. I would hardly say that every single other use case for computers would require black bars.
 
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John721

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Doing fine with my 21:9 as well. The Ultrawide Video extension for Chrome is very nice for Netflix and youtube viewing.
 

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A 34" 3440x1440 is simply a wider 27" 2560x1440.

A 29" 2560x1080 is simply a wider 24" 1920x1080.

Hence the term ultrawide. OP is deliberately comparing these panels to larger 16:9 displays to distort their purpose.
 

akifbayram

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I have two u2410s (16:10). I was thinking of getting a curved 21:9 to replace them. Pros? Cons?
 
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Maybe that's not his use case?

I really don't understand why this is such a crusade for some people.

Some people don't use their computers for movies or TV shows. Some don't play games that don't support ultra wide resolutions. I would hardly say that every single other use case for computers would require black bars.

I think part of the reason is fear. You see, when enough people adopt something, companies stop making alternatives. So I think some people remember what a pain in the butt it was when 16:9 became the standard and they had to deal with black bars or weird distortions on stuff designed for 4:3, and the letterboxing on their 4:3 displays. They're probably afraid of that happening again and everyone being expected to deal with even wider and shorter monitors.

There were people who emphatically told me a few years ago that monitors were going to get even wider, and that 21:9 was going to replace 16:9, and that there was pretty much nothing anyone could do about it. Naturally, all the people who were mad about 16:10 disappearing were even more pissed off about this.
 
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skypine27

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Ive been a 21:9 guy for 3 monitors in a row:
1. the flat LG 34"
2. the curved LG 34"
3. and now the Acer X34

Im primarily a gamer (I refuse to watch a film while sitting in front of a PC desk) and a regular joe-schmo internet user.

21:9 at 34" has generally been a great experience compared to the Dell 27" "normal" aspect ratio I first upgraded from.

On the game front, there are definitely some titles that dont play well with 3440 x 1440. As time goes on, this gets rarer but even some new titles like Fallout 4 and Homeworld Deserts of Karath (sp) required .ini edits to force 3440 x 1440. They were simple to do and the games look great with only a glitch or two (example looking through an "oval" instead of round scope in Fallout 4) but the fact seems to be not all titles, even 2016 +, will support 3440 x 1440
 

tegirinenashi

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...21:9 at 34" has generally been a great experience compared to the Dell 27" "normal" aspect ratio I first upgraded from...

Sorry to burst your bubble, but you didn't upgrade. You have been sidegraded (passive verb usage is intentional).
 

Daniel_Chang

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Sorry to burst your bubble, but you didn't upgrade. You have been sidegraded (passive verb usage is intentional).

up·grade
verb
ˈəpˌɡrād,ˌəpˈɡrād/
  1. raise (something) to a higher standard, in particular improve (equipment or machinery) by adding or replacing components.
Visual TV Size Comparison : 27 inch 16x9 display vs 34 inch 21x9 display

He met the definition so long as he didn't drop his vertical resolution. IE, 1920x1080 to 2560x1080, or 2560x1440 to 3440x1440 is an upgrade. Going from 2560x1440 to 2560x1080 is a downgrade.

I know that YOU don't like ultrawides, but disparaging people who do like them doesn't make you superior.
 
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