Before I got into VR, I had a 34” Curved Ultra Wide 21:9 3440x1440 screen, and it rocked!
The field of view felt very natural for flightsimming. Curved screens may seem a bit gimmicky, but at that aspect ratio, and as close as we simmers usually sit, it really works.
The screen isn’t optimal for TrackIR usage though. I couldn’t get a good angle to the sensor. I ended up putting the TiR sensor behind me, and turning the LED clip around. That worked so well I wonder why it isn’t the preferred orientation for everybody
Tell me! I have old but still very well working 40" HDTV. I would like to change it for something newer more gentle to my eyes but also dont know what it should be. And also dont know what to do with the old one then.
I was looking at something like standard 5ms 32" 2560x1440 monitor… or 43" 4kTV
For me would be the size of the pixel very important I guess.
I’ve got one of these, and say that it’s the absolutely perfect gaming monitor, except for one instance. That is doing jet BFM with your lift vector on the bandit, and you are looking out the top of the canopy. This is near the limits of TrackIR sensor zone, and I find myself wishing for a taller monitor. Also, at 3440x1440, the F-5E is pretty tiny at 1 mile, and pretty much invisible out past a couple of miles. I’ve compensated by moving closer to the monitor and carefully adjusting my TIR sensor, but I’m thinking that perhaps it’s not the perfect monitor for jet air combat. Funny, I don’t notice it as much in BoX, perhaps because the fights are more compact.
I think you should go retro and find one of those old CRT tv sets that heats a whole room and make your hair stand on end from flying electrons. You just need to push your desk another 3 feet from the wall
How far is your monitor from your eyes right now? I used to have my 34" monitor 2 feet from my face! It’s not like I have bad eyesight either … with my contact lenses in I can see better than 20/20 … like 20/15 or something. At least my eye muscles are getting more exercise now as I’m looking around more.
This is a 4K monitor we’re talking about here … not a stupid CRT. Your concerns are unfounded.