Quoted from flynnibus:
Just because you can get the image on a monitor does not mean it will 'play them exactly without compromise'.
When you have a pacman with a 19" vertical monitor... playing Simpsons which normally has a 25 horizontal monitor... is not the same experience. Nor is Track and Field which normally has a horizontal orientation.
Yes you can get the picture up - no it will not be without compromise compared to the original experience.
And if your solution is "have multiple cabinets" well then you are simply having a conversation no one is having. The discussion was about a single cabinet being gutted or not to build A MAME... not "what monitors are better for arcade games in general"
I'm not convinced you have any idea what you're talking about then. What you said is factually untrue, I corrected you. Right now I can go home, pull an arcade board say Street fighter out of my cabinet, put in a computer, and have it run the exact same identical video specs. If what you said were true this wouldn't be possible.
Here's a screenshot of exactly that.
If the argument you are trying to have is what you wrote then you are indeed incorrect.
If you are trying to alter what you said to now be inclusive of every title of every imaginable configuration running on a different configuration perfectly then yes I agree with you that's not possible... But that's not what you stated, nor what I corrected...
As an aside I will say it again screen size has zero bearing on any of this. If you think otherwise then please explain...