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Super Wide Monitors: What Are They?

Super Wide Monitors: What Are They?

"Super Wide Monitor"?

You may have heard of this monitor in passing, was it super wide monitor, cinema monitor, you're not quite sure but we're here to clarify that for you. We often see the mislabeling of these monitors by layman as "super wide monitors" but in reality the correct terminology is ultrawide monitor or more specifically 21:9 monitors. That number, 21:9, refers to the aspect ratio of the ultrawide monitor. Early displays like CRT displays posssesed 4:3 aspect ratio, eventually we made the move to widescreens which are currently the most popular class of display.

You're probably viewing this page on a widescreen monitor, which features a 16:9 aspect ratio. As you can tell, it seems we have this preference for wider screens. Perhaps it is because it parallels the human vision system. Objects of interest tend to be around us, in our peripheral vision, rather than below or above us. It stands to reason that wider screens are simply a more natural, intuitive fit for the way we as humans process images.

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Ultrawide Monitor vs 4K TV: Which is the best option for you

Ultrawide Monitor vs 4K TV: Which is the best option for you

One thought that may have popped into your head while looking at the plethora of absurdly expensive ultrawide monitor is, hey why don't I just buy a TV instead. Why not right? You're on the verge of spending upwards of 1000 dollars on a 34 inch ultrawide monitor, why not get a comparably sized 4k TV instead? You may be surprised, going with the latter option is actually going to save you a few hundred dollars in a lot of cases.

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Posted by Roman Stephen in Info
Black bars on Ultrawide Monitors, is it a big deal?

Black bars on Ultrawide Monitors, is it a big deal?

Black Bars in TVs and Movies

A common question people have concerning ultrawide monitors revolves around black bars. As you may already be aware, most content is produced in the 16:9 format, that's what most monitors are. Ultrawide monitors on the other hand have an aspect ratio of 21:9, that's where the whole "ultrawide" thing comes in. A concern you as a prospective buyer might have is, will a 21:9 ultrawide monitor play nice with 16:9 content? Well yes, certainly it is compatible. Your glorious new ultrawide monitor will display 16:9 content, but with the cost of black bars.

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Posted by Roman Stephen in Info