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Hey all,I mentioned on our teamspeak that I was looking at buying a 22" widescreen monitor. I was warned that widescreen creates problems on panels in FS9, such as some buttons/guaes will not function.Is this true. I'd love to upgrade my monitor !!!jimdx00@yahoo.comThanks....Jim:-hmmm

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>Hey all,>>I mentioned on our teamspeak that I was looking at buying a>22" widescreen monitor. I was warned that widescreen creates>problems on panels in FS9, such as some buttons/guaes will not>function.>>Is this true. I'd love to upgrade my monitor !!!>>jimdx00@yahoo.com>>Thanks....Jim>>:-hmmm Thats something i would like to know as well.I have noticed that the price TFT monitors has come right down(i presently use a 17inch)and was thinking of going to nineteen,but now would rather go for a twenty plus but they do all seem to be widescreens.I was wondering if you get strange elongated planes in spot view or stretched 2D panels etcWhy exactly are they all widescreen anyway?cheers Andy

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Widescreen works just fine, they will not make buttons/gauges stop functioning. The only things one needs to know is that they do display stretched 2D panels in FS9 and eat more GPU power when in the higher resolution ranges. In short, they work just fine, are very nice, but check your GPU/PSU if they are indeed capable of running a wide screen monitor.

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My laptop has a 16:9 widescreen format LCD screen, and it works OK for simming with FS9. I normally run FS9 in windowed mode on the laptop at the normal aspect ratio, and use the extra strip of screen width on the right side to put things like an undocked FMS, autopilot panel, etc.Honestly though, for desktop simming, I still prefer two normal aspect ratio screens in a 2-monitor config to a single widescreen.RegardsBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VSantiago de Chile

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I have a 22" TFT (Samsung Syncmaster 225BW) that I use with FS9 and I love it! However, panels in 2d view may be a bit funny looking since they are all streched out. For me that is not a problem since I anyway always fly from VC with TrackIR. I also considered a 24" DELL but the price difference is quite big and I find the 22" gives the most bang for the buck.

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Read Davis's specs above he is very happy with his 57" LCD so am I with my 37" Westinghouse and 27" Dell. Large displays are fantastic.Abe

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That's Davis for the 57"I use the same res. for the 37"Are you still laughing?

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1920x1080 that's nice, I thought it would have been like 3000x2000 or something.

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I was laughing in the sense of 'wooow'I didn't know there were that big screens available.

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I'm using a 23" Apple Cinema. Specs below. Running it at 1920x1200. I just love it.

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I was thinking about the DELL 30" which has a max res. of 2600x1600(I think). The price was about $1500. I got the Westinghouse 37" for about half the price....$799, it has all the inputs you need, HDMI, PC, PIP, SVIDEO, DVI, YPbPr, and of course (drums please) F S X.Of course I am gloating!!Abe

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I have a 24" dell WS. like it but yes it does squash the gauges in the 2D panel. Things are normal in the VC. It will slow down a bit but not much.What I dont understand is why in FS9 there is the option to choose a wide angle resolution but it squashes the view. Why in the heck did they put it there if you can not use it without distortion?

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Rather than Widescreen- I vote for (standard)multi monitors & multi views- LFwd,Fwd,RFwd!!What we then really need is a secondary panel that is the ENTIRE F.O. 2D panel- and not just individual gauge popups!! This panel would be undocked and dragged to the right monitor of a multi monitor setup - mating exactly with the main Captain's 2D panel- no overlap or repeat & all spread over 2 monitors. Imagine, the detail of a full width cockpit without VC scrolling left & right or zooming! Any developers out there reading this? (Yes, I know there are many right seat panels- but I haven't seen one yet that is designed to be used IN TANDEM with the main (left) panel in a 2D multi monitor setup.)Alex Reid

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Do you get the strecth out effect with high resolutions only or with any resolution mode ? Thanks Carlos

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So if there were not many widescreens out when fs9 came out why offer a widescreen resolution in the options when it's just going to distort the gauges and view? Seems like a waste? PLus I'm sure the computer industry anticipated the surge in widescreen use back then.In any case it's too bad that in this day and age we can not fly with a normal 2d view in wide screen in fs9.

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>Do you get the strecth out effect with high resolutions only>or with any resolution mode ? Thanks CarlosThe distortion happens with all monitors not having a 4:3 resolution, but this occurs mostly with widescreen monitors and only when flying in 2D mode.

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I've just got the rig running in (Nvidia) Dual-View on a 19" and a new 42"-er. I have to select the 42" as the primary monitor, but when I do, FS9 gives me a 1920X1080 resolution selection in the hardware tab. The sim loads up the PMDG 744, and runs fine on the 42"-er at 1920 X 1080. Every thing works. I spend some real time in that real seat and the view feels "life sized." Actually, it feels as if I'm tOO close to the panel At least for the PMDG airplane (and I suspect most others with these big views) the pilot seat needs to be RemoVed. At this screen size, it feels that I'm sitting too close to the panel. I want to pan straight back to get further away from the panel and to increase my field-of-view. However when I pan straight back, that darn pilot's seat is in the way. I pan right back into its virtual seatback and find myself view blocked by PMDG's virtual lambskin cushion cover. Even moving the seat to a max back position is not near enough. The 1st observer's seat need to go too. That's about where I want to be. I'll post this over with the PMDG guys, but thought the big-screeners here might run into the same thing. Here's another observation: The view field-of-view does not expand at this wide screen resolution. It provides the same field-of-view as the standard sized (non-wide screen) 19" sitting right next door. Is there a switch in config file that need to be set?Don't know why, but FSX will not run at 19X10. The selection is there, but all I get is a big black FSX window. Any Ideas?The first approach I flew felt all off kilter. I'm used to sitting in the middle of the screen. With this life sized cockpit, the middle is the cockpit's pedestal. I had been trying to fly this thing strattling the pedestal (ouch!) and it really thew off my lateral judgment. I found had to move my chair over to the left side of the screen so I was actually in the pilots position. And BTW, my 6600GT is getting 10-15+ FPS in FS9 and the PMDG Vcockpit, but that's about all I've ever gotten. Gotta say though, any AA is just a dream. Even without AA, the cockpit's fine. The life sized PFD/ND/MCP/ETC look great. Outside is a different story. Jaggies everywhere. This about the same performance I have been getting at 12x10 with AA. With the Q and a decent Vcard, this is gonna be a dream.Boy, I'm really wondering about the THTG setup. These 19X10 resolution, 42' monitors are 800 bucks these days. Two, spanned 42" monitors will give a life sized forward cockpit. If I could pan straight back a ways further, then widen the FOV, this single 42" will be gettin' real close.So, is there a wide screen setting I've missed?

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You CAN fly with a 2D View AND a wide screen ! All you need is triple monitors. My horizon covers a 195

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Thats not what I'm asking. It was just an observation that there is an option in FS9 for wide screen resolution. Also, widescreen monitors were not main stream like they are now, but one could go out and buy a widescreen monitor back in 2004. I think Microsoft developers were smart enough back then to do this, it was just left out.I do most of my flying VC anyhow so I really dont care that much, as I said it was just an observation - the WS technology was available in 2004 and FS9 did not support it then and did not after several years in which a patch could have been made?

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