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I'm considering upgrading my Dell monitor to a 22" Widescreen to enhance my cockpit experience. I fly MD-11 in FSX and 747-400 in FS9. There is a report in a recent topic that the 22"monitor can't be used as a wide panel option for the MD-11 because the Autopilot doesn't work!Can anyone confirm if this is correct, and is it the case for both PMDG models? This will obviously save me a lot of expense in purchasing a widescreen monitor only to find it can't be used in that mode.Any advice from PMDG on this topic would be gratefully accepted.ThanksBernard Walford


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I'm considering upgrading my Dell monitor to a 22" Widescreen to enhance my cockpit experience. I fly MD-11 in FSX and 747-400 in FS9. There is a report in a recent topic that the 22"monitor can't be used as a wide panel option for the MD-11 because the Autopilot doesn't work!Can anyone confirm if this is correct, and is it the case for both PMDG models? This will obviously save me a lot of expense in purchasing a widescreen monitor only to find it can't be used in that mode.Any advice from PMDG on this topic would be gratefully accepted.ThanksBernard Walford
I actually have a 26 widescreen monitor and it works flawlessly! So far I haven't had any problems with neither MD-11 or 747! Regards!

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I never heard of the Autopilot not working in widescreen. There is of course a difference in what some consider widescreen and what uses the FSX widescreen view correctly. I had a post not to long ago showing the differences, but it really comes down to what looks best for you (I'm referring to the "WideViewAspect=False" option in the fsx.cfg). Some monitors are 16:10 and some are 16:9 and that to will make a difference. Personally I prefer 16:10 but their a dieing breed unfortunately and all the new 27's I see are 16:9. My 16:10 looks much bigger.I also prefer a larger screen. I agree that 22" seems a little small, but the first time I got a 22" I was also pretty impressed. I now use 3, 26" (actually 25.5") that I picked up on newegg under $300 each. I got 3 of these. I also have a couple 22"s and all of my monitor are ASUS.I do my research on newegg since it has a better look into the specs and has reviews but normally buy most things on zipzoomfly since the price is usually better and shipping is far cheaper and normally free (no $4.95 shipping per order crap).


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I never heard of the Autopilot not working in widescreen. There is of course a difference in what some consider widescreen and what uses the FSX widescreen view correctly. I had a post not to long ago showing the differences, but it really comes down to what looks best for you (I'm referring to the "WideViewAspect=False" option in the fsx.cfg). Some monitors are 16:10 and some are 16:9 and that to will make a difference. Personally I prefer 16:10 but their a dieing breed unfortunately and all the new 27's I see are 16:9. My 16:10 looks much bigger.I also prefer a larger screen. I agree that 22" seems a little small, but the first time I got a 22" I was also pretty impressed. I now use 3, 26" (actually 25.5") that I picked up on newegg under $300 each. I got 3 of these. I also have a couple 22"s and all of my monitor are ASUS.I do my research on newegg since it has a better look into the specs and has reviews but normally buy most things on zipzoomfly since the price is usually better and shipping is far cheaper and normally free (no $4.95 shipping per order crap).
Thanks for all your responses and the information you have provided. So widescreen wouldn't appear to pose any issues - apart from price! There's certainly plenty here to assist me in my upgrade. Much appreciated.Bernard Walford

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The MD-11 has dedicated widescreen panels - there is no issue, the work just fine on my 24" screen. The 747's 2D panel will stretch horizontally because it's 4:3 artwork and was made before widescreen really took off. The VC and everything that's in 3D will look fine though. Do set WideViewAspect=True in fsx.cfg - this controls the horizontal field of view and if you don't set it, you won't be able to see as much to the sides as you should be able to.


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The MD-11 has dedicated widescreen panels - there is no issue, the work just fine on my 24" screen. The 747's 2D panel will stretch horizontally because it's 4:3 artwork and was made before widescreen really took off. The VC and everything that's in 3D will look fine though. Do set WideViewAspect=True in fsx.cfg - this controls the horizontal field of view and if you don't set it, you won't be able to see as much to the sides as you should be able to.
I just bought a 23" widescreen and I'm using it for the FS9 PMDG 747 at the moment.As stated above the 2d panels start out stretched. I can adjust the panels nicely and get the 2d FMC and panel side by side in petty much correct aspect ratio which is great. What I haven't figured out is how to get them to stay that way after a restart. I tried saving the panel state and loading after restart but that doesn't seem to care about panel size.Is there a way to save the resized panels or do you have to manually resize every time?RegardsBob Quick

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Hey Bob, I'm not 100% about FS9, but in FSX I just save the flight. The panel state doesn't do anything but saving the actual flight will. Give that a whirl. I wish there was a way it worked otherwise since it is very time consuming to get everything resized each and every flight. Perhaps in future releases.


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Hey Bob, I'm not 100% about FS9, but in FSX I just save the flight. The panel state doesn't do anything but saving the actual flight will. Give that a whirl. I wish there was a way it worked otherwise since it is very time consuming to get everything resized each and every flight. Perhaps in future releases.
Thanks for the info... I will try that.UPDATE: Dan is correct. FS9 'save flight' remembers the PMDG 747 panel sizes. Very helpful for wide screen set up.By the way, if you don't have a wide screen monitor, consider it. It definitely makes a huge difference in the flight simulator experience. Although it is possible that I may be the last person to finally get one.

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