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  • #46
    Try trolling some MrFun threads instead, he's extremely gullible.
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    • #47
      Originally posted by loinburger
      Try trolling some MrFun threads instead, he's extremely gullible.
      Lol. Fine. Go ahead and pay $600 for a Transformer Prime then. It's your money.

      My new tablet arrives Friday. Got to go look at some apps.
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      • #48
        It's all well and good to say "I prefer a different screen resolution." It's retarded to say "according to some fake science that I pulled out of my ass, my preferred screen resolution is the 'correct' screen resolution." Based on the .9-repeating=1 thread, I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt by assuming that you're trolling; the alternative is that you're retarded.
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        • #49
          Originally posted by loinburger
          It's all well and good to say "I prefer a different screen resolution." It's retarded to say "according to some fake science that I pulled out of my ass, my preferred screen resolution is the 'correct' screen resolution." Based on the .9-repeating=1 thread, I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt by assuming that you're trolling; the alternative is that you're retarded.
          I think if you re-read the thread you will find that it was not me who provided "fake science" to support their preference. It was Asher. Why don't you yell at him for trolling?

          All I did was debunk the idea that a 16:9 ratio is better for tablets because it is more "natural", something which is patently absurb for anything except movies. Why should 16:9 be considered more natural for reading text? Is the text supposed to expand to the corners of your vision, giving you a sense of wide open spaces? Or maybe the words will slowly move in your peripheral vision and give you a sense of motion? Or what?

          Complete nonsense.

          Even for movies, the "naturalness" of 16:9 is a dubious assertion, since people have watched television and Acadamy ratio movies happily for 80 years. But since movies are in widescreen, a 16:9 ratio makes perfect sense for HDTVs (and reasonable sense for monitors). When have I ever said anything different?

          Tablets however are not devices for watching movies. They are reading devices that also play movies. As such, they should be optimized for reading, not for providing a awesome widescreen experience, which they can't do anyway, because they are only 9" wide.
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          • #50
            Originally posted by Vanguard
            I think if you re-read the thread you will find that it was not me who provided "fake science" to support their preference. It was Asher. Why don't you yell at him for trolling?
            I didn't criticize Asher because Asher didn't say
            Originally posted by Vanguard
            My peripheral vision extends both up and down and sideways. Because my pupils are round.

            What shape are yours?
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            • #51
              It is a perfectly true statement.

              And my field of vision certainly extends to edge of any tablet---- in both directions. It even extends out onto the bezel.
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              • #52
                Ugh. Just talking about this stuff has made my eyes feel all weird. I keep looking around to see how far my peripheral vision extends.

                Also, whenever I try to go to sleep I see rotating faces.

                Make it stop!
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                • #53
                  Vanguard's correct on the history. But the context doesn't end there. The golden age of US cinema was during the 4:3 era of film. It tends to be a better format for more personal dramas (I assume it is because a human face is framed better in 4:3). That said, I like me some 70mm 2.35:1 film, such as Lawrence of Arabia. Sweeping vistas look awesome in the widest aspect ratios.

                  Ironically, we might be going back to the 4:3 sooner or later, given that IMAX is 70mm 4:3, IIRC.

                  As an aside, the first film where I've seen something like 16:9 in portrait is 2001: A Space Odyssey. IOW, you can thank Stanley Kubrick for the idea.
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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Vanguard
                    I think if you re-read the thread you will find that it was not me who provided "fake science" to support their preference. It was Asher. Why don't you yell at him for trolling?

                    All I did was debunk the idea that a 16:9 ratio is better for tablets because it is more "natural", something which is patently absurb for anything except movies. Why should 16:9 be considered more natural for reading text? Is the text supposed to expand to the corners of your vision, giving you a sense of wide open spaces? Or maybe the words will slowly move in your peripheral vision and give you a sense of motion? Or what?

                    Complete nonsense.

                    Even for movies, the "naturalness" of 16:9 is a dubious assertion, since people have watched television and Acadamy ratio movies happily for 80 years. But since movies are in widescreen, a 16:9 ratio makes perfect sense for HDTVs (and reasonable sense for monitors). When have I ever said anything different?

                    Tablets however are not devices for watching movies. They are reading devices that also play movies. As such, they should be optimized for reading, not for providing a awesome widescreen experience, which they can't do anyway, because they are only 9" wide.
                    Tablets are for consuming content. They're not for "reading" or "watching movies" or "playing games". They're for any of the above.

                    Here's what I would do on a tablet:
                    - Email
                    - Surf web
                    - The odd app

                    Now when I search the web, I'm perfectly happy with a portrait mode widescreen tablet. You know why? Because it is epicly ****ing pointless to have a super HD screen with a zillion pixels wide if websites are optimized to work with 1024 pixels. You can still fit all of the content on the screen comfortably when in portrait mode on a 16:9 HD screen -- and further still, I can actually fit more content on it since it is "taller".

                    Most people prefer reading narrower columns than wider as well. It's less tiring on the eyes.
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                    • #55
                      And Asher wasn't the one who went all apeshit that someone else prefered another aspect ratio. That was you with the "humans perfer 4:3" after Asher's comment that he was waiting for a 16:9 tablet that started all this.

                      FWIW, tablets are horrible reading devices compared to e-ink devices. Tablets are touchscreen computers without the clunky CPU and keyboard. Every computer I've seen in the last few years has been widescreen, including Apple's.
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                      • #56
                        FWIW, I now have an "iPad 3" for use at work to hold me over until some decent Android HW comes out.
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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Asher
                          FWIW, I now have an "iPad 3" for use at work to hold me over until some decent Android HW comes out.
                          What hw do you expect to come out soon? Ten inch amoled plus from Samsung?
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                          • #58
                            I'm thinking the tablet Nexus that's rumoured.
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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Asher
                              I'm thinking the tablet Nexus that's rumoured.
                              That's going to be a low-cost 7-incher, isn't it? I'm looking for a 10-incher.
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                              • #60
                                it's peruvian
                                To us, it is the BEAST.

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