... we are a market. I am using, right now, a 20" CRT running at 2048x1536. It draws 1.5A, less than the 2A drawn by the 17" CRTs downstairs, like the other 20" whose picture is deteriorating so that I can see the writing on the wall. I will have to replace these units. I am dreading this day for exactly the reason pointed out by TFA.
I desperately hope that someone at the LCD-display manufacturers will see the light before these two monitors (acquired for US$50 each, used) both need to be replaced. I am a software developer. I want to see the code, as much of it as possible. I want to see it all at once, now. And I want to be able to do this without getting neck strain from swinging my head from side-to-side on a 16:9 screen. This is a market: it's not as wildly profitable, perhaps as the widest possible consumer market, but there is demand for this kind of product as replies to TFA and some comments in this page make clear. Is anyone listening?
4:3 screens of higher resolution may, actually, all be going to other markets. On a recent knowledge-transfer trip to Israel, I saw a lot of quite high resolution 4:3 LCD screens on my colleagues desks. Is that all it is? Does someone know?