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.
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” -FDR
God gives us what we can handle, even if we don't believe it ourselves.