What the hell, when you went to fullscreen all 4:3 youtube videos had black bars to the sides , and still do, and still look the friggin same, so whats the fuzz? , also ALOT of videos where already widescreen and now scale properly to the wide aspect, its SWEET! also new content looks awesome!
I still have an NEC 4:3 CRT,with a Resolution of 1600x1200.Probably the best displays for when it was made.Still is good.
22" wouldn't really be an improvement to me,so I'm obviously getting a 24" 1920x1200 resolution monitor...As for all the people using 16:9 on their monitors,I'm laughing at you right now.
this has NOTHING to do with your monitor's aspect ratio or size.
If the youtube player is 4:3, ALL widescreen content is cut or compressed or black barred.
If the youtube player is 16:9/10, ALL 4:3 content is stretched or black barred.
It will be like that in the small window, and nothing will change when you go full screen. Your monitor size and shape could affect the amount and size of the bars you see...but when viewing content that is not native to the player, there WILL be bars either way. This will be most horrific on videos that WERE widescreen...and had bars added to make it 4:3 for the old player. Now that its BACK in a widescreen frame, there are bars on all 4 sides.
...and yes...many, many videos will now be smaller on screen.
Get a clue and stop talking about who has what monitor.
Ha ha, well black bars apply to old videos or incorrectly formatted video uploads. I used Moroz Video Capture, captured my Bioshock Gameplay and put it on the youtube on 11/25/2008 , so I guess I was the first one who got Bioshock in 1.77778 ration aspect ;-)