Only a few monitors in the market offer a real scaling ability. Although this ability is essential for multimedia, video, gaming, educational applications, etc., for unknown reason it is still a privilege of high-end monitors only. The reference monitor that we use for comparison offers a real scaling.
This is how the real scaling works.
Most of the monitors limit scaling options to two modes.
The Dell 2408 has those two modes: 1:1 and Aspect (Fill is a default setting).
4:3 format games are displayed without distortion.
Depending on the content being displayed, 1:1 and Aspect modes may help to some extent but not always. We’ll see it soon.