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Why no large 3440x1440 monitors? And also running 21:9 on a 4k TV?

I'm in the begining stages of setting up a sim racing rig (currently I'm desk mounted) but really struggling to find the right monitor. What I really want is a 38" minimum (bigger the better) 3440x1440 Ultrawide monitor but the closest ones I can find are:

38" 3840x1600 (Ultrawide+)
49" 5120x1440 (Super Ultrawide)

I currently have a 34" 3440x1440 on a desk which I use for everything including sim racing and FPS type gaming currently and the 21:9 aspect ratio (yes I know it's not exactly 21:9 but that's what we are calling it) is perfect for everything I do but it's just too small to mount on a sim racing rig IMO.

3440x1440 = 4,953,600 pixels which is perfect for my 3090 because I can run everything at Ultra graphics settings at 100Hz on all games I've tried so far. The two monitor options above are 6,144,000 pixles and 7,372,800 pixels respectively which to run at decent graphics settings I'd have to dial some graphics settings back and probably drop down to 75Hz or something which isn't exactly what I want.

I don't want triples and I don't want a single 16:9 monitor (aka large TV), so why isn't there any large 3440x1440 monitors out there? I've been waiting for years but no one ever makes one so there must be a good reason.

My other slightly out of the box option is a big 4K TV setup with a custom resolution set in Nvidia Control Panel to achieve the 21:9 aspect ratio that suits sim racing, yes I'd have black bars top and bottom but I race in total darkness anyway so that wouldn't be an issue, is that even possibe with a TV? If so, would I still end up having to render the black bars so essentially running 4k with its 8,294,400 pixels? Because again that wouln't be ideal for me to have to run that.

From a quick Google search on the topic of running 21:9 on a 4K TV lots of people post in threads saying "whats the point, why cut off the top and bottom" but they clearly don't get how 21:9 works and that it's scaled from the vertical size of the screen so you are not cutting off the top and bottom, instead you are actually gaining more on each side. I obviously don't have to tell you lot that but I wanted to "In before" those types of comments start appearing
 
To have 'correct' fov, having 21:9 on a TV you'd just be sacrificing vertical view. If you don't care about correct fov then knock yourself out, but you may aswell go with one of the monitors you listed. Also, unless you go with an OLED, the black bars will be quite noticable imo.
 
To have 'correct' fov, having 21:9 on a TV you'd just be sacrificing vertical view. If you don't care about correct fov then knock yourself out, but you may aswell go with one of the monitors you listed. Also, unless you go with an OLED, the black bars will be quite noticable imo.
Interesting point about the black bars actually being bright, they could be covered up though if that was an issue. I just tried 2560x1440 on my 3440x1440 monitor to create black bars and they weren't too bright but like you say, a new TV would probably be brighter.

I don't see how I'd lose any vertical view of the game:

Game at 3440x1440 on a 3440x1440 monitor:
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Game at 3440x1440 on a 4K TV:
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See how nothing is lost between the two?

But after overlaying it I realise in order to eliminate black bars on the sides when using a 4k TV I'd need to match the full width of a 3840 so I'd have to run 3840x1600 anyway so like you say I may as well go for a native 3840x1600 monitor anyway as I'd still have to drive the same amount of pixels. Yes 3840x1600 on a 4k TV would be a much cheaper option as you can pickup 4K TV's for cheap nowadays but a proper 3840x1600 monitor would be a more elegant solution, have higher Hz and probably look better.

Game at 3840x1600 on a 4k TV
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Such a shame no one makes large 3440x1440 monitors because they would offer 1440p resolution which still looks awesome with Ultra game settings but wouldn't be as hard to drive as a 4K, Ultrawide+ or Super Ultrawide monitor.

So I guess I'll be dropping some in-game graphics settings and/or lowering the refresh rate a little in order to drive the extra pixels of the 3840x1600 resolution over my current 3440x1440 resolution and also having to settle for a 38" monitor which I still think is a but small for a sim rig.
 
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