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this IS a hardware thread so bear with me despite the ambiguous title!

i was on my 17" CRT for a long time then i decided that i needed to change to my LCD.

but the resolution is 1280x1024. it's a nonsquare resolution. when i set pics to my desktop, i have to resize them and center them rather than just stretching them (either up or down..i.e. a 1600x1200 pic, i had to resize to 1280x960 manually).

so....why the hell are LCDs 1280x1024 and not 1280x960? 15" LCDs are 1024x768 (4:3), 19" and 21" are 1600x1200... what's the deal?
 

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I can set 1280x960 on my 17´CRT Samsung. So u saying your LCD doesnt support this res?
 

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it does, it just looks like crap. reason being is, LCD monitors have a native res. they arent like CRTs...they are a set number of pixels tall and wide.

but my question was....why 1280x1024, which is not 4x3? i can set all kinds of resolutions, they just look crappy
 

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Thats the reason ill never get a LCD. I´d rather a giant 21´ CRT one.
 

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Mad said:
Thats the reason ill never get a LCD. I´d rather a giant 21´ CRT one.
i'd rather have a 21" CRT, but there's that damned thing called MONEY, it's either my 3 year old 17" NEC CRT...or this 17" LCD that i got from freeflatscreens.com...its a nice monitor, i like it a lot actually.

D.D.: yeah, i know that some 19" LCDs are 1280x1024, my friend has one ;) (if you were trying to alert me to their presence)
 

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ic. cuz from what you wrote on the first post it seemed like you were sad because you thot only 17" ones use that resolution. didnt want u to feel like u were the only one left with this res....
 

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ah, i guess i gave the impression. but yeah, i knew that some 19" had it too.

dammit i guess no one got the point of this thread. i just wanted to know why the hell 1280x1024 and why not 1280x960?! all other monitors use 4x3, why not this??
 

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Apparently 1280x1024 is SXGA resolution.

SXGA is an abbreviation for Super eXtended Graphics Array referring to a standard monitor resolution of 1280 × 1024 pixels. This resolution of 1,310,720 pixels is an enhancement of the standard XGA resolution that IBM developed in 1990.

This resolution is not the standard 4:3 aspect ratio but rather is 5:4. A standard 4:3 monitor using this resolution will have rectangular rather than square pixels, distorting the picture and causing circles to appear elliptical.

SXGA is the most common resolution on 17", 18" and 19" desktop LCD monitors. The majority of these monitors have a physical 5:4 aspect ratio, avoiding any distortion (e.g. the Samsung SyncMaster 172T, which measures 335x275mm displayable).

Apple Computer referred to displays with this resolution as "two-page displays", because they could be used to display two A4 pages side-by-side at a resolution of 72 DPI. Sony manufactured a 17" CRT monitor with a 5:4 aspect ratio designed for this resolution. It was sold under the Apple brand name.

A resolution of 1280 × 960 is also often supported, which has the standard 4:3 ratio.

A variation is SXGA+ which is 1400 × 1050 common on notebooks circa 2004.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SXGA

I'm actually using [email protected] on my new monitor.
 

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I'm running at 1600x1050...... Well I guess it's different because of the widescreen but it's still LCD
 

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I don't think that 1600x1050 is a standard resolution, but maybe a standard widescreen resolution. It doesn't even show up on my list of resolutions. The closest I could find is 1600x1200. I guess that must be a special LCD resolution. As for SXGA, it is 1280x1024... 1280x960 is like a 4:3 version of SXGA. Did anyone read that link I posted above in my previous post?:p
 
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