[rescue] q on G4 "Digital Audio" and screen res

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Sat Aug 19 23:38:03 CDT 2006

>From: Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net>
>Date: 2006/08/19 Sat PM 09:38:27 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] q on G4 "Digital Audio" and screen res

>On Sat, Aug 19, 2006 at 10:27:45PM -0400, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
>> Amazingly, this thread had little help for the original question.
>> I am pleased to report that the G4 DA I have, detected and set up with 
>> a Viewsonic VA1912wb flawlessly, except it guessed 1360x768 instead of 
>> 1440x900, which was a one-click fix.
>> It could be that it was trying to match as closely as possible, the 
>> earlier 1280x1024 resolution.
>> IMHO, widescreen is the only way to fly with OSX.
>Is it really that much better than 1280x1024?  Widescreen is certainly
>cool, but I just can't get over a feeling that I'd regred the overall
>loss of pixels from 1280x1024.

It helps you recreate the "Powerbook Experience", since they have widescreen displays... ;^)

Widescreen does a lot of little things, like allow you to see two pages of text pretty clearly, little things like that...


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