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With 1920 x 1200 LCD's, can you change to 4:3 and retain digital "native" resolution IQ?

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My Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA 22" 1600x1050 LCD arrived. All's perfect and as advertised, but I'm not too happy with widescreen in this particular native resolution. I also use Tiger Woods PGA golf a lot, and with my former Samsung 204B 1600 x 1200 4:3 display, I could enjoy superior IQ and at 1600 x 1200. My new Dell can't do this, which I failed to consider prior to my purchase, so the game defaults to 1280 x 1024. Plus, quite frankly, it will take some getting used to--the wide aspect version of FSX. I don't like it right off the bat. I hope it's mostly a case of getting used to it.Anyway, I had planned to move this on to my honey who is in need of a new display, if it did not work out for me. I may do that.So, if I picked up a 1920 x 1200 display, what happens when you change it to 1600 x 1200 (via the OSD), do you get the same image quality as in native res? I know if you change to 1600 x 1200 with the display driver you will suffer a little degradation in IQ. If I could swich a 1920 x 1200 display to 4:3 formatting as I can with this Dell, then I can do Tiger Woods at 1600 x 1200 again, and perhaps fly in 4:3 as well. What do you know?Also, I will seek out the best pixel pitch I can find. I think the .282 on this Dell (my sammy was .255) is definitely visibly less sharp. So, if I can 4:3 via the OSD, I will def consider at 1920 x 1200 display. I just need to be sure it can 4:3 via the OSD and remain in native res digital sharpness. The other option is buying a 1600 x 1200 4:3 screen. The problem here is that you can't find one with a on/off response time of under 16ms. I'm thinking that will lead to ghosting in faster action titles. Can't imagine FSX would be an issue, but may Crysis, COD, etc.Otherwise, the 2209WA is exactly as advertised, and appears a very good display for those seeking this resolution and display size with the other benefits an e-IPS panel can offer.

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So, if I picked up a 1920 x 1200 display, what happens when you change it to 1600 x 1200 (via the OSD), do you get the same image quality as in native res? I know if you change to 1600 x 1200 with the display driver you will suffer a little degradation in IQ. If I could swich a 1920 x 1200 display to 4:3 formatting as I can with this Dell, then I can do Tiger Woods at 1600 x 1200 again, and perhaps fly in 4:3 as well. What do you know?
You had me wondering with this question so I gave it a try on my new HP LP2475w that uses a IPS panel and has a native resolution of 1920x1200.Much to my surprise setting the resolution to 1600x1200 and then using the

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I've tried this before in the past on other panels and they've looked horrible.
Hmm, from your experience it all depends on the specific model or panel.12ms is going to cause ghosting or trails in high intensity gaming?I did read some comments on your LP2475w on newegg. Everyone likes it overall. What I really would like is another 1600 x 1200 monitor. Widescreen doesn't offer anything meaningful for me. As I say, they're aren't any 20+" 1600 x 1200 game-oriented or game-tolerant screens. I did find a Viewsonic, but it too is either back ordered or out of production. I think it has 12ms on to on time and is not a TN panel. I'm going to keep trying to find one and see what happens. Is it true 16ms will be too laggy or cause ghosting in action titles?

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You had me wondering with this question so I gave it a try on my new HP LP2475w that uses a IPS panel and has a native resolution of 1920x1200.Much to my surprise setting the resolution to 1600x1200 and then using the

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