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Ray Proudfoot

17" over 21" Monitor

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hi,can anyone please tell me what are the main advantages of a 21" monitor over a 17" monitor CRT types for playing Flight Sim. Here in Australia i can pick up the Philips 201P 21inch Monitor for $999 Australian.

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In one word - CLARITY! :-). On even the most smallest of gauges and whatnot, I can usually read the labelling and see all the gauges with no problem. For outside or even just looking outside from the cockpit, I get a much more immersive feeling than with the 17". As long as it is a good quality monitor, you really want one of these for FS if you can afford it!Glenn

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in the current 777 VC for FS2002, i find it very hard to read the instruments, if i had a 21" monitor would i be able to read it clearly?

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Clayton,<It depends on what resolution you set. 800*600 on a 21" will be just as unreadable as 800*600 on a 17". Bigger but still fuzzy. What the larger monitor will allow is higher resolutions providing your graphics card can supply them and that the monitor can support them and deliver a flicker-free image.Make sure the monitor can process 1280*960 or 1600*1200 at 85Hz. The graphics card certainly can but not all monitors are the same quality. On my 19" I run at 1600*1200 and the image is pin-sharp even though it's a CRT - not TFT.Cheers,

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wow that is dramatic!the phillips one i am talkin about does support 1600*1200 even higher, however in VC mode will i be able to see the writing clearly or will it be blur in 1600 x 1200? Yes or No?

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p.scan you do a screen dump of the 777 FS2002 VC and put it here in 17" and 19" so i can see the difference?thx!

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Hi Clayton,I can't attach a whole screen dump as forum has limitations on file sizes. I don't have the VC on the 777 so instead I've taken shots of parts of the PMDG737 VC which may help you decide. You should be aware that virtual cockpits are never as sharp as 2D ones. These images don't really do the higher resolution justice. If you want me to send you full screen grabs via e-mail let me know.There's no such thing as a 17" or 19" screen shot. It all depends on the resolution of the screen - not its size. A 1024*768 image will look exactly as sharp on a 15" as a 21", size excepted. The 4 attached shots show the difference between 1024*768 (first two) and 1600*1200 (second pair).http://forums.avsim.com/user_files/23614.jpghttp://forums.avsim.com/user_files/23615.jpghttp://forums.avsim.com/user_files/23616.jpghttp://forums.avsim.com/user_files/23617.jpgHope that helps!

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well at least you can see it alot better in your 19" monitor compared to the 17", i suppose it would be even better on a 21"yes please send me your pics to my email accountclayton4115@_SPAMEDITED_netspace.net.auget rid of the _SPAMEDITED_thx

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