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Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:27 pm

Very nice, just wish I could afford one like that myself.
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:44 pm

Wow, that's bootyful!
 
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:55 pm

Ye gods, that's gorgeous. Not to mention the impressive multimedia setup you have atop the desk.
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:07 pm

I'm sure the TV is wonderful but sitting at that distance from it, you'll turn your eyes into little smouldering pulps of nothingness very soon (and probably your neck too).

It's a 37", it should be a few yards away from you.

In any case, enjoy it :D
 
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:11 pm

Heh yeah, that really is a big monitor thats so darn close to you. Do you find yourself moving your head to look at something? :P

One thing i wondered though, how come computer LCD monitor's do not support HDTV resolutions? Like 720 and 1080? What is the difference from a computer monitor resolution and a HDTV resolution.
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:21 pm

Mysty wrote:
One thing i wondered though, how come computer LCD monitor's do not support HDTV resolutions? Like 720 and 1080? What is the difference from a computer monitor resolution and a HDTV resolution.


Well there's the 16:10 vs. 16:9 aspect ratio for one......
Some 1920x1200 displays do support 1920x1080 input without scaling afaik.
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:27 pm

PerfectCr, rarely do I actually like other peoples' computer desk setups because I am extremely picky and semi-OCD when it comes to my choice of hardware, organization, and etc.

Your setup is much like something I would like to copy. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. Nice setup.
 
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:29 pm

He's always so darned organized! I'm jealous. hehe.

Nice monitor *salivates*
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:32 pm

So with such a large size and relatively low resolution, doesn't that leave things looking fairly stretched?

I'd love to do something like that myself when I get a new monitor, but I'd be afraid that at only 1900x1080, with a 37inch screen it'd leave things looking awkward.
 
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:46 pm

You make me jealous. I am still waiting for the goddamn prices to drop. Even a decent 26" HDTV costs 1000$ here :cry: And I can't import them like all the other things I've did due to their size
 
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Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:08 am

PerfectCr wrote:
True but I played a nice session of UT2004 tonight and it was great. Didn't bother me at all!

Yeah, we, UT2K4 players are resilient beasts :wink:
 
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lordtottuu wrote:
PerfectCr wrote:
True but I played a nice session of UT2004 tonight and it was great. Didn't bother me at all!

Yeah, we, UT2K4 players are resilient beasts :wink:


Not resilient enough to overcome my **** 17" LCD. Time to upgrade. Oh, but with another LCD, I'll want to run dual monitors. That means I'll need a video card with dual DVI. That means I'll need a new motherboard that supports PCIe. That means I'll also need a new CPU, new cooler, and new RAM. Damn, we're talking like $1400.
 
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Spyder22446688 wrote:
lordtottuu wrote:
PerfectCr wrote:
True but I played a nice session of UT2004 tonight and it was great. Didn't bother me at all!

Yeah, we, UT2K4 players are resilient beasts :wink:


Not resilient enough to overcome my **** 17" LCD. Time to upgrade. Oh, but with another LCD, I'll want to run dual monitors. That means I'll need a video card with dual DVI. That means I'll need a new motherboard that supports PCIe. That means I'll also need a new CPU, new cooler, and new RAM. Damn, we're talking like $1400.

Hard times, eh? :lol:
 
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Hard times indeed. The life I live. But wait until this summer, muhahaha.

I just dropped 3.5k on my laptop which means I am broke for the next month. Have just started saving for a nice HDTV + Xbox 360 + Wii + gfx card upgrade for UT 2K7. Damn, it sucks to be a consumer whore
 
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Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:02 am

crazybus wrote:
Mysty wrote:
One thing i wondered though, how come computer LCD monitor's do not support HDTV resolutions? Like 720 and 1080? What is the difference from a computer monitor resolution and a HDTV resolution.


Well there's the 16:10 vs. 16:9 aspect ratio for one......
Some 1920x1200 displays do support 1920x1080 input without scaling afaik.


So how would it affect viewing HD content of 1080/720 on a 1920x1200/1680x1050 screen?
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Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:06 am

Mysty wrote:
So how would it affect viewing HD content of 1080/720 on a 1920x1200/1680x1050 screen?


It depends on the specific monitor and it's input and scaling capabilities. While I haven't actually hooked up my 20" dell to a HD source like an xbox360 I have output a 720p signal to it over dvi. I can either display it 1:1 on the monitor, have it scaled to fill the screen, or use aspect scaling which maintains the 16:9 aspect ratio and leaves narrow black bars on the top and bottom of the screen. I haven't tried it but I imagine it would do the same to a vga signal. Viewing 1280x720 input on a 1680x1050 screen is not ideal though as the scaling makes it a little blurry.

As far as 1920x1200 screens go I've heard that the Dell 24" can't display a 1080p signal over component cables. But I think as long as you used vga or hdmi/dvi it would work fine, and displaying the input 1:1 wouldn't waste any horizontal screen space.
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Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:48 am

Mysty wrote:
crazybus wrote:
Mysty wrote:
One thing i wondered though, how come computer LCD monitor's do not support HDTV resolutions? Like 720 and 1080? What is the difference from a computer monitor resolution and a HDTV resolution.


Well there's the 16:10 vs. 16:9 aspect ratio for one......
Some 1920x1200 displays do support 1920x1080 input without scaling afaik.


So how would it affect viewing HD content of 1080/720 on a 1920x1200/1680x1050 screen?

Depends. Mine shows black bars on the left and right

Edit: Sorry, top and bottom
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PerfectCr wrote:
lordtottuu wrote:
Mysty wrote:
crazybus wrote:
Mysty wrote:
One thing i wondered though, how come computer LCD monitor's do not support HDTV resolutions? Like 720 and 1080? What is the difference from a computer monitor resolution and a HDTV resolution.


Well there's the 16:10 vs. 16:9 aspect ratio for one......
Some 1920x1200 displays do support 1920x1080 input without scaling afaik.


So how would it affect viewing HD content of 1080/720 on a 1920x1200/1680x1050 screen?

Depends. Mine shows black bars on the left and right

You probably mean on the bottom and top. On a 16:10 monitor there is a faint black "line" or "area" that is not filled with content because 16:9 is wider than 16:10.

Erm..yeah. I mistyped :oops:
 
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Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:14 am

sweet looking monitor
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Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:46 am

The answer to your question is YES!
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Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:24 am

PerfectCr wrote:
gerbilspy wrote:
The answer to your question is YES!
Absolutely gorgeous! :D

Thanks, although my wife might disagree. :P

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Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:29 am

Gah that was the TV I was looking to purchase, as my tv for my living room, and here you are using it as a computer monitor :o

I was planning on getting it from the egg, I guess Ill check out crutchfield too now.

It is out of stock now how much was it on Crutchfield.
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Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:50 pm

That is one sexy setup right there. <3
 
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Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:55 pm

Man crushes abound.
 
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Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:19 pm

I could use some 1920x1200 action though. (i wanna see Oblivion at that res)
 
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Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:44 pm

Why was TR not on the screen? :o
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Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:51 pm

Where did you get that desk?
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Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:03 pm

How do you like gears of war? It looks awesomely fun.
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Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:04 pm

actually westinghouse screens are pretty cheap. is that the 1080p version?

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