Just looking for a couple answers about widescreen monitors and the like...
I have a Geforce FX 5700...when I go into the 'display' properties and list all the available resolutions, the "native resolution" of the monitor i'm looking at buying is not listed; all the resolutions are in 4:3...I'm using a non-widescreen CRT right now though. So..
1) Are there no wide-screen resolutions listed because my card can't support it? Or because I'm not on a wide-screen monitor?
2) How good is Windows XP with wide-screen? As in, am I going to have to contend with a distorted desktop?
3) How about games and movies? If they don't support wide-screen, will the edges get blacked, or will it stretch?
4) What's a good recommended contrast ratio/brightness combo? is a 500:1 CR with a 300 cd/m2 brightness good enough for movies and games?
Sorry about my ignorance; I have NO experience with wide-screen anything...
Thanks in advance,