I usually find that 1900x1280 (?) will reduce without much distortion on my 16:9 screen. Being an annoyingly OCD person, I will still crop to fit whenever possible. I despise those black bars on my desktop.
“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.” -Pres. Obama
"A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon." -Pres. Clinton