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WQHD 2560x1440 Panels support 1920x1080 and REALLY oddball resolutions, but not WUXGA 1920x1200, WHY?

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Can't be the aspect ratio, given the variety of what I've seen in every manual I've searched?



What gives? A 27" 1440p display that can do a 1:1 1920x1200 WUXGA window the size of a 24" panel would suit my needs just fine. But I've not seen anything available from any manufacturer as yet. Does anyone know of one? It seems silly to me that the list of crazy old time displays/aspect ratios goes from 640x480 VGA up to that awful "Full HD" excuse for a desktop resolution and then jumps straight to 1440p? Skipping over the only halfway workable desktop resolution in between seems to make no sense?


Anybody know of a mfr. that doesn't skip over 1920x1200?

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When I worked in the cinema industry about 5 years ago, we had a similar issue with DCP projectors, since very few AV devices can output native 2k - the solution was an input scaler like the Kramer AV VP-424. That will take WUXGA in and output whatever you like, although be warned that the scaling will make the picture somewhat fuzzy if the scaling doesn't match nicely. Plus they're not cheap...

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Thanks, I'll have to take a look at the docs on my Extron Scaler. So far I've put a couple of oddball expansion card resolutions at 1:1 on my 1080p TV with great results. I'll have to see if it or a newer version will do the same for 1:1 WUXGA in a window on a 1440p display? Still hoping to find one with pre-set support for WUXGA though. ::)

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The Dell U2711 I have/use doesn't report or allow this.


I'm curious what resolutions you see there are oddball?


My guess is that this is purely about aspect ratio. Almost nothing that supports 1920x1200 doesn't also support 1920x1080. (I don't know why the lower 16:10 resolutions of 1440x900 and 1680x1050 ended up in instead of 16:9 versions like 1600x900.)


That said,  what about just getting a 1920x1200 display directly instead of feeding 1920x1200 into a 2560x1440 display?

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