16:9 LCDs: Movies On Your Desk!
LCD makers have been hard at work in the last year to develop high-performance wide-screen monitors. It seems that everybody wants to view their stuff on 16:9 displays these days. Personally, I think that 16:9 movies should only be viewed on a TV / projector screen. If I want to look at a wide-screen movie, I'll do it in the comfort of my own living room, not in my basement in front of a tiny 20" display. This being said, Tom's Hardware published this article reviewing 6 of these new 16:9 monitors.
"As for the rest, I have to say that 20" 16:9 monitors left me with mixed impressions. With their disappointing video performance, they can't really fulfill the potential of their movie format. The poor reactivity of the models we tested won't really let them compete as gaming monitors, either. To us, their only advantage is their screen resolution, higher than what standard 4:3 monitors provide."
Check it out at Tom's Hardware