[QUOTE=cybmole;2408620]good try - but the old express screenshot is much better, if simplicity is what’s needed. I’d vote to bring it back as an interface option.
Ps maybe they decided that the express target market:
(eyesight still good enough to want to watch DVds but too bad to use a more detailed interface ) was too limited to bother with - shame as I could be in that segment in a few years time :D[/QUOTE]
Gosh, me too.
At first, I thought I’d found an answer with the Samsung LCD Tv’s display of 1360x768 (1080i). But now. . . those are going away and there’s new models coming out with 900 lines high, 1200 lines high, 1400 lines high, and all that really means is MUCH smaller print.
LCD monitors must be operated in their “native” resolution, or else the print of whatever size is fuzzy.
Sure, the Windows re-scaler can be set to “large” 120dpi; however, some of the new monitors still fail suggested U.S. government guidelines for humane size print (hours of operation verses eyestrain), and the re-scaler set above that point, tends to make some applications become incompatible.
The average consumer doesn’t know to request monitors with 768 line height for resolution (“width” x 768) in order to restrain windows from shrinking the print into oblivion.
This is the case with my in-laws. Their rather expensive large LCD monitor has more than 1400 lines height on its resolution, thus shrinking the print to half size.
Of course, the other costs of this excessive resolution involve slowing down the video card/chip considerably and also the PC gets quite the workout if it displays movies, and movies that are scaled up to that extent do lose sharpness.
So, I’d sure like to vote to bring back the optional express interface. . . as an option listed in the “Customize UI” section, and also listed during install.