Dual monitor question

jezzer256

Novice Member
Hi

As long as the resolutions of the two monitors are the same it doesn't really matter. However to me it seems a lot more aesthetically pleasing for the 2 monitors to match exactly, in both model & size :thumbsup: .

Jez
 

Praxidike

Banned
As long as you set them up properly, with their native resolutions (if you need to control them independetly, if they're different), it will be OK.

I have a 19" 1440x900 widescreen and a 17" 1280x1024, and they work nicely. It helps though that they're of equal height, with widescreen obviously not being as tall as a 19" 4:3 one would've been.
 

Robert1986

Active Member
Hi

As long as the resolutions of the two monitors are the same it doesn't really matter. However to me it seems a lot more aesthetically pleasing for the 2 monitors to match exactly, in both model & size :thumbsup: .

Jez

I too am alittle fussy with the aesthetics of things. So i changed my order and
canceled the 22" monitor and went with another 20". 2" isn't worth a months wait and 50GBP more. 2 x 20" is plenty room to mess with. :thumbsup:

Now what should i do with this extra 50GBP?
 

jezzer256

Novice Member
Hmm!

Put it on a horse in the grand national if your quick? :thumbsup:

Jez
 

Knyght_byte

Distinguished Member
assuming they were approx £250 each, i'd have said buy neither, save up another hundred or so and get a cheap 1280x720 projector for an 80in+ picture :D
 

Robert1986

Active Member
assuming they were approx £250 each, i'd have said buy neither, save up another hundred or so and get a cheap 1280x720 projector for an 80in+ picture :D


lol, 80" would be crazy. Would be good for gaming and movies but i could never do other stuff with a screen that big.

Few more questions about LCD monitors.

1. Does anyone know if this samsung is height adjustable?
2. If its not will i just be able to mount it to the wall?
 

AudiophileUk

Active Member
projectors make poor general purpose pc displays. Dont think you'd get a good HD projector at £500, and also your not really getting more real estate, your getting a supersized fairly low resolution screen which is a pain!

Only adding this as I use a projecotor, LCD tv and LCD monitor - in case anyone else thinks about following this path!
 

james.miller

Well-known Member
projectors make poor general purpose pc displays. Dont think you'd get a good HD projector at £500, and also your not really getting more real estate, your getting a supersized fairly low resolution screen which is a pain!

Only adding this as I use a projecotor, LCD tv and LCD monitor - in case anyone else thinks about following this path!

have to agree with that.

i've got a 19" 5:4 and a 22" 16:10. pretty much the same size and dual monitors are very nice. im selling the 19" and getitng another 22" :)
 

Robert1986

Active Member
Should get my two 20" monitors tomorrow. ( april 16 ) Will post pics once i get them set up. I still need to buy wall mounts though.

My current set up. Thats a 17" monitor.

I'll be mounting one monitor on the wall (left of the 17" one) and placing the other monitor where the current one is. Can't wait. :thumbsup:
 

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Knyght_byte

Distinguished Member
projectors make poor general purpose pc displays. Dont think you'd get a good HD projector at £500, and also your not really getting more real estate, your getting a supersized fairly low resolution screen which is a pain!

Only adding this as I use a projecotor, LCD tv and LCD monitor - in case anyone else thinks about following this path!

Have to disagree.......hehe

I use a projector almost exclusively now as my computer monitor.....

I have a small 19in widescreen monitor i use for TV viewing during daytime or when i'm on the computer, it rarely see action as the computer monitor though, normally only if i need to email during the day and its too long to do on my MDA Compact PDA.....

however the projector (1280x720 Infocus 7205) rocks! whilst you dont get more pixel real estate, you do get more room because you can run 4 windows minimised and still read them! its easy on the eyes becase you are not stuck right up against it and it isnt backlit.......you can obviously enjoy games or video far more than you can on a little monitor......its better if you have friends over too as you can all see the screen without having to crowd around a desk.....viewing angle is far superior usually too.....

only real downside is you cant view it in total daylight....but pull a curtain halfway and you can view data (ie surf) or pull curtains across completely and you can game or probably watch a movie, but movies admittedly are best in total darkness....

oh and if you use it a lot then you'll probably have to replace the bulb every couple years....which are not exactly cheap, but then people often end up replacing their LCD every few years because something goes kaput....not everyone granted, but how do you know its not you next :devil:

seriously though, if you hunt around, brand new you can get 1280x720 for £700 in LCD form, or second hand a fair bit cheaper.......

if you use a low res projector thats very cheap then yes it can be a bit crap compared to a similar priced monitor......but at 1280x720 or above, if you keep the screen size to around 70-90 inches and sit say 10ft back from it or more, it looks perfectly reasonable, easy to use and tbh a lot more fun ;)

(last example, much easier to see peoples avatars...lol)
 

Robert1986

Active Member
Should get my 2 monitors at 2:30pm today. I went to pc world yesterday and bought a wall mount for 60GBP!! I was alittle shocked at the price but the cheaper wall mounts don't swivel or move.
 

Robert1986

Active Member
Got my monitors! Set one of them up and so far i'm pretty impressed. I still need to mess around with the color settings. It's just so damn bright! :eek:

I need to get a dvi cable to connect the second monitor. Time to make another expensive trip to pc world. :suicide:
 

Knyght_byte

Distinguished Member
wall mount for £60? oohh you got rip off...lol

go to Argos, theres one thats an arm with a mid joint plus end can be turned and angled etc.....supports up to around 15kg i think...cost me £15 or £20 iirc.....also very small profile in respect to only being two screws on the wall....

oh and for DVI cables, go for Belkins PC range, not their AV range.....same quality if not better as they are made for use in office situations where there are lots of power cables etc.......2m shouldnt cost more than £20 for a nice thick one...
 

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