Re: Re: [-] XV display too wide
D Richard Felker III <dalias <at> aerifal.cx>
2005-02-01 20:08:30 GMT
On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 01:47:49PM +0100, Matthias Wieser wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 1. Februar 2005 06:20 schrieb D Richard Felker III:
> > On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 05:04:57PM -0300, Julián Nuñez wrote:
> > > Matthias Wieser wrote:
> > > >No. Probably 50% of all displays bought in the last year do not have
> > > > an aspect ratio of 4:3. More and more notebooks tend to have 15:9
> > > > displays and all 17" and 19" TFT displays do have a 4:5 aspect
> > > > ratio.
> > >
> > > Uh, I may be living in another world, but here in Argentina we barely
> > > know what TFT displays are. 99.9% of users use 4:3 displays.
> > i agree totally, and i'm living in the usa. why the hell would i have
> > bought a monitor in the past year, or even the past 10 years?
> Because an old 14" CRT is dying?
then get a used 17" crt that works for $5 or so at a surplus auction.
continually consuming more and more resources for the sake of having
the latest and greatest (actually the most hideously broken, in the
case of computer gear) stuff is plain stupid.
> Btw.: Apple has updated it's line of powerbooks. 4 out of 5 models do not
> have a display aspect ratio of 4:3. ( http://www.apple.com/powerbook/ )
figures it would be an apple user saying these things......
> There are at least three options for a media player:
> 1. Assume 4:3 monitor