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Kodeen
26-07-2011, 06:40 PM
Like many of you, I game on a 1920 x 1080 display because they are ubiquitous and therefore cheap, plus at the time of purchase I wasn't much of a PC gamer. However I am thinking of making the upgrade to 1920 x 1200.

My question to you is, is x1200 supported very well in most games? I'm worried about more situations like Witcher 2 where (initially) x1080 was only supported so you had letterboxes. Would those owners of x1200 monitors say they encounter that situation occasionally or never?

TheLastBaron
26-07-2011, 07:56 PM
I use a 1920x1200 monitor and I can't think of a game that hasn't supported it, as 16:10 is still a very common aspect ratio.

Rii
26-07-2011, 08:13 PM
However I am thinking of making the upgrade to 1920 x 1200.

I trust that's merely one of a number of upgrades the display you're considering has over your current one...


My question to you is, is x1200 supported very well in most games? I'm worried about more situations like Witcher 2 where (initially) x1080 was only supported so you had letterboxes. Would those owners of x1200 monitors say they encounter that situation occasionally or never?

I have a 1920x1200 display and have played Witcher 2 and ... nothing. Was the aspect ratio wrong? Were there black bars? Stuffed if I know. All I can say is that I've never had cause to give the issue any thought.

DarkNoghri
27-07-2011, 02:33 AM
I have a 1920x1200 monitor here, and I haven't really had any issues. In general, if they support widescreen resolutions properly, 1920x1200 is supported. If they don't support widescreen properly, well, you're probably screwed on a 1920x1080 as well.

BrightCandle
28-07-2011, 03:45 PM
In the 3.5 years I have had a 24" monitor I can say the only game that had a problem with it was the Witcher 2. Even bad console ports normally support 16:10 as its more prevalent in the market today than 16:9 (which presumably will change in time as new monitors replace old ones).

winterwolves
28-07-2011, 04:23 PM
Same here, I recently switched like you to 1920x1200 and didn't find any game that won't work. I played only most recent games though.

Ezhar
04-08-2011, 10:33 AM
Works everywhere. If a game letterboxes it's 1080 to your 1200 screen, it means the game does support the resolution, just the content wasn't designed for it (but will be delivered equivalently to a 1080 screen, proper aspect ratio and all).

The only exception are really old games (patches exist for most though) and the odd fixed resolution thing (indie games mostly - i.e. Terraria started out supporting only 640x480).

Kodeen
04-08-2011, 11:05 PM
Oh, I should probably stop people from replying to this thread because I got the monitor. It's a Hanns-G 28" behemoth, still a TN panel like my last one, but it's so freaking ginormous that I'm okay with that.

Thanks for all the input.