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Re: 21:9 screen vs. dual monitors

Postby James Perrett » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:25 pm

Zukan wrote:
James Perrett wrote:I had three screens for a while and found that one of them simply didn't get used much so I reverted back to two which just seems right to me.

Which ones James?

In the home setup (which is the most used at the moment) I have a 15" Dell Precision laptop with a Full HD display (1920x1080) and then a 27" display on a shelf behind it so that it is almost directly above the laptop screen. The 27" display is actually one of these

https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/electri ... ersion.asp

though my laptop can only drive it at 2k resolution.

In the studio I'm using an old 17" 1280x1024 monitor with a 21" full HD monitor next to it.
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Re: 21:9 screen vs. dual monitors

Postby Folderol » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:23 pm

This will sound crazy I know, but I'm sure that years ago I read something about an experiment to use the screen itself as a sound source. If it were possible it certainly would solve a lot of problems!
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Re: 21:9 screen vs. dual monitors

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:45 pm

I have a large screen (32" I think) between and slightly behind my monitors, they are all in an alcove so the speakers are more or less flush with the wall and angled inwards and the screen is a few inches further back. Behind them is a bass trap about 220mm deep filling the whole of the 1300 x 900 mm alcove. The issue I have as a relatively old git (67) with normal(ish) failing eyesight is that my varifocals don't have a sweet spot for a 1.5 metre viewing distance. But, if I use appropriate single focus spectacles I can't read the legends/LCDs on my X32 Compact which is below the screen on the desk.
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Re: 21:9 screen vs. dual monitors

Postby CS70 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:46 am

I actually have a good 32" or 36" panel myself, a Sony TV which was pretty good in its time and it's just lying around in storage... and I'd given a thought of re-purposing it - attaching it to the wall.

Unfortunately the geometry of the space doesn't allow it - my space is in an extension of the living room and I'm practically using every inch of it already.. but it's a good idea! Just need studio glasses! :D
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Re: 21:9 screen vs. dual monitors

Postby ManFromGlass » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:36 am

Why has nobody invented comfortable omnifocular binoculars with eye sensors that track eye movement?
Sounds simple to me . . . . . . . . . . .
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Re: 21:9 screen vs. dual monitors

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:24 am

TBH I might buy some cheap prescription bifocals with reading and middle distance/screen viewing scrips. My current varifocals are overdue for replacement and the new prescription has less difference between my eyes, switching to cheap readers for super close up work or mid distance screen viewing is a real pain at present but I'm not about to pay proper money for glasses that will end up being sat upon or attacked with a soldering iron.....
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Re: 21:9 screen vs. dual monitors

Postby CS70 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:45 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:TBH I might buy some cheap prescription bifocals with reading and middle distance/screen viewing scrips. My current varifocals are overdue for replacement and the new prescription has less difference between my eyes, switching to cheap readers for super close up work or mid distance screen viewing is a real pain at present but I'm not about to pay proper money for glasses that will end up being sat upon or attacked with a soldering iron.....

I have so far resisted buying glasses, but I will soon give up I guess. Time to recognize time's passing! Damn. :D
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Re: 21:9 screen vs. dual monitors

Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:23 pm

you worked hard to earn them!
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Re: 21:9 screen vs. dual monitors

Postby CS70 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:24 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:Why has nobody invented comfortable omnifocular binoculars with eye sensors that track eye movement?
Sounds simple to me . . . . . . . . . . .

They actually have.. :mrgreen:

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Re: 21:9 screen vs. dual monitors

Postby ManFromGlass » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:39 pm

I can’t imagine anything sexier than these for attracting a life partner! :smirk:

On a slightly more serious note, I was throwing out old manuals from gear long gone last night and I come upon a manual for an LG monitor. It appears that there was included software for this monitor that allowed one to split the screen into 2 or 3 parts. I never knew this but for some this could be useful. It could deal with the bezel-in-the-middle issue.
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Re: 21:9 screen vs. dual monitors

Postby desmond » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:44 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:It could deal with the bezel-in-the-middle issue.

The easiest approach for this is simply to surround the middle bezel in a Someone Else's Problem field.

Then it will just magically disappear from view. :thumbup:
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Re: 21:9 screen vs. dual monitors

Postby CS70 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:16 pm

OMG I discovered there are a 49" super ultra wide monitors.. the Samsung G9 for example.. and at 120cm it fits..
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Re: 21:9 screen vs. dual monitors

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:36 am

I had to think about that for a second. That’s big, That means You won’t need glasses!
What are you waiting for? :bouncy:
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Re: 21:9 screen vs. dual monitors

Postby CS70 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:07 am

ManFromGlass wrote:I had to think about that for a second. That’s big, That means You won’t need glasses!
What are you waiting for? :bouncy:

It's actually just as big as two 27" side by side as I have now... and 1440 resolution - I can pretend I still do not need glasses.

Nothing not to like!
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Re: 21:9 screen vs. dual monitors

Postby blinddrew » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:59 am

Apart from those numbers after the $ sign.

All those numbers... ;)
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