Re: 16:10 or 16:9
|Originally posted by myrkat
I'm not sure what the new LCD laptop widescreens are, but the standard is
16:9 not 16:10.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.
16:9 is standard for TV, but most of original films are even wider than 16:9. I've messured ratio of several films, and it looks like original is between 16:7 and 16:6.
I think that standard for computers should be different from TV sets. When you watch movie in cinema, how much details you see on both sides? Especially if there are subtitles, you will notice when subtitle stretch from one side to another, you have to even move head to read it all.
I don't have need for such wide screen. When I had 21" screen, I replaced it for 19". It bothered me not to have all details in my vision, and I've noticed that I am moving head to catch details on opposite sides.
So I can say that I am supporting 16:10 standard more than 16:9 for computer usage. But I am not sure until I test it is it real better than 4:3.
Most development environments tend to use vertical panels, toolbars. It looks like ther is no need for too much hight on screen.