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JeffrySG
10-04-2007, 06:27 PM
I was thinking of upgrading my monitor and that got me wondering what monitor resolution everyone uses during their LW work... just an informal poll... I'm using a 1280 x 1024 LCD but have been finding it a bit small for my LW work.

--Jeff


ps. I work in a standard 4-view setup but I find that I go into a single view many times during modeling... what about you? maybe I do that because my monitor is small?

Matt
10-04-2007, 06:31 PM
Sharp 19" non-widescreen 1280 x 1024. I really want a widescreen, higher res' monitor, around the 23" mark should do it. Don't need anything bigger than that.

I bought a widescreen 23" ViewSonic last year but sent it back as the quality was dreadful.

JeffrySG
10-04-2007, 06:34 PM
^don't forget to vote Matt...

do you work in a standard 4-view setup in modeler? I find each of the views so small on my 19" monitor....

riki
10-04-2007, 06:39 PM
1680 x 1050

JeffrySG
10-04-2007, 06:42 PM
And actually I just realized that I missed a few popular resolutions - like 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 2560x1600, etc. so feel free to just pick the closest one - and then you can list in a post if it's a bit different... oh well.. we can only have 10 choices in the poll anyway. Although I don't imagine we'll get many 800x600 picks... lol

RudySchneider
10-04-2007, 06:52 PM
1920 x 1200. Dell Inspiron 8500, 15.4"

aperezg
10-04-2007, 06:56 PM
Apple Cinema 20'' 1680 1050

starbase1
10-05-2007, 03:20 AM
Sharp 19" non-widescreen 1280 x 1024. I really want a widescreen, higher res' monitor, around the 23" mark should do it. Don't need anything bigger than that.

I bought a widescreen 23" ViewSonic last year but sent it back as the quality was dreadful.

Matt, I just bought a Fujitsu Seimens 22" from PC World, for 159, and was VERY pleasantly surprised by the quality of the image, it's lovely. The stand is a bit cheap, and there is minimal adjustment in angle. And the sound from the built in speakers is simply the worst I have ever heard from any speakers ever. But for the price and a great screen, I am VERY happy!

(1650x1050 pixels)

And at the price I was toying with the idea of a second one and having two side by side! Which would still be cheaper than a 24"...

Nick

brian.coates
10-05-2007, 04:47 AM
23" Cinema Display 1920 x 1200. Worth every penny.

Ember
10-05-2007, 04:58 AM
24" wide Eizo FlexScan S2410W at 1920x1200. Love it, superior quality, first flatscreen I saw which could compete evenly with CRTs (now 1.5 years old).

Matt
10-05-2007, 05:22 AM
^don't forget to vote Matt...

do you work in a standard 4-view setup in modeler? I find each of the views so small on my 19" monitor....

Quad view, maximise one when working on that plane, constantly toggling. Also have layers, numerics and stats panels open all the time.

Matt
10-05-2007, 05:23 AM
Matt, I just bought a Fujitsu Seimens 22" from PC World

I would NEVER buy anything from those cowboys! EVER! I LOATHE PC World as much as Proton loathes WallMart!

starbase1
10-05-2007, 05:33 AM
I would NEVER buy anything from those cowboys! EVER! I LOATHE PC World as much as Proton loathes WallMart!

Ah yes, understandable. It does seem to be where Dixons assistants go to die...

My excuse is that we get vouchers for there from work as a bonus for a well done item, or I would use Dabs. I thinkl the key point though is that there are plenty of good 22" ones around at very low prices these days - you do seem to need to pay a lot more for a 24"

Lightwolf
10-05-2007, 05:37 AM
...you do seem to need to pay a lot more for a 24"
Not really, the latest Samsung 24" is very, very decent and costs less than 500€ over here. Not as cheap as two 22", but not too shabby either.

Cheers,
Mike

iconoclasty
10-05-2007, 08:47 AM
Two 20" Dells standard 4:3 at 1600x1200 each.
So 3200x1200

art
10-05-2007, 09:24 AM
Dell's 24" @ 1920 x 1200

CoryC
10-06-2007, 10:50 AM
Two Dell 24" 1920 x 1200

Steamthrower
10-06-2007, 10:57 AM
I use:

a 1280 x 900 MacBook Pro
a 1280 x 1024 Dell UltraSharp

At the office that's another question. Usually very large 22" monitors (sometimes dual). I am a big fan of the Samsung BW series.

COBRASoft
10-06-2007, 11:14 AM
For the moment 2x HP 2035 (20"), both at 1600x1200 in my Dual XEON
My laptop has a very nice 17" 1920x1200.

I'm thinking about 2x 30" monitors, combined with 2 NVIDIA 8800 ULTRA, this should be enough for the coming years :)

Jim_C
10-06-2007, 12:45 PM
Dell 24' @1920x1200
next to a
Hanns G el cheapo 19"[email protected]

I originally bought the Dell to replace 2 17" CRTs at 1280x1024, but I actually
lost a little desktop space so I bought the 19" on sale at TigerDirect for 99 bucks to make up for it.

Jim

Steamthrower
10-06-2007, 01:05 PM
I've often wanted four 30" screens arrayed in an arc around me. Of course that would require some serious money and graphics cards, but it's still a cool concept :)

PointC
10-06-2007, 01:05 PM
Gateway 24" @ 1920x1200

axaboss
10-06-2007, 01:45 PM
Two Dell Ultrasharp 24" (1920 x 1200)
One Apple Cinema Display 20" (1680 x 1050)

cagey5
10-06-2007, 01:48 PM
Dell 1920 x 1200... Woo hoo, my 1000th post.

Sande
10-06-2007, 03:02 PM
24" CRT-wide Sony GDM-FW900 @ 1920x1200

iconoclasty
10-06-2007, 03:03 PM
They make a wide CRT?

philippe
10-06-2007, 03:33 PM
Dell 24" -1920 x 1200 (home)
Dell 27" -1920 x 1200 (office)

gerry_g
10-06-2007, 04:59 PM
2x 30" Apple Cinema Displays, but each hooked up to separate machines but networked together and both running at 2048x1280. I didn't like the higher resolutions.

IMI
10-06-2007, 05:24 PM
I didn't like the higher resolutions.


That's not a higher resolution? ;)

Jeez, I only use 1600x1200 on my main monitor and 1280x1024 on my other. Well, now I do - I use the second one for menus and text files and other things I want to be able to read easily.

IMI
10-06-2007, 05:27 PM
I've often wanted four 30" screens arrayed in an arc around me. Of course that would require some serious money and graphics cards, but it's still a cool concept :)

Yeah, I can picture that. A U-shaped desk with a really good swivel chair, and a wireless keyboard/mousepad/Wacom combo unit.
Or maybe just some gloves like Tom Cruise used in Minority Report. :D

Sande
10-07-2007, 04:47 AM
They make a wide CRT?
Made that one at least. :)
I guess this was the first (and the last?) they made - probably someone stretched his back carrying one of these and they decided to stop manufacturing before anyone sues...
My baby is a one big badass behemoth, but I love her anyway... ;)

Jim_C
10-07-2007, 08:14 AM
My baby is a one big badass behemoth, but I love her anyway... ;)

I bet that is one sweet monitor. And I am sure it was not cheap.


One idea, fwiw, if you get 2 monitors, they don't have to be the same size.
If you splurge on a nice big one. Keep your current one hooked up also.

At the office I have a tri monitor set up on one system all at different resolutions and sizes, so I can really see what our web videos and web graphics look like on different set ups.

My thinking is the home user is still sitting on a 17" at 1026x768.
I guess that's not as important to you guys doing big LW work tho as it
is to web designers and video content creators.


Here's a pic of my home grown minority report setup.
51039

Steamthrower
10-07-2007, 10:56 AM
Personally so many screens would drive me insane.

Jim_C
10-07-2007, 11:04 AM
Personally so many screens would drive me insane.



I've often wanted four 30" screens arrayed in an arc around me.

:confused:



It may seem like a bit much, but really 1 is just a TV, 2 are hooked to the editor, and the other 3 are...OK.. it is a bit much. :)

But one thing I realized, screen space is like closet space. Does not matter how much you have, you will find a use for it and need more.

IMI
10-07-2007, 11:07 AM
Here's a pic of my home grown minority report setup.


Now that's one badass setup there. I've got a similar thing going in that I have a separate PC for web stuff only, plus my older graphics machine, but it doesn't look anything like that. ;)

JeffrySG
10-07-2007, 07:56 PM
Here's a pic of my home grown minority report setup.
51039

Impressive.... Most impressive...

Deadlyforce
10-08-2007, 10:55 AM
1920x1200

I've got a 24" Hewlett Packard HP w2048 here, and even though the colours don't match a good CRT (I used to work on IIYama Vision Master Pro monitors) it's very decent.
I even consider it to be far superior to other monitors in that "range of price".
In France it's around 550 euros which is not expensive either...

acocq
10-08-2007, 03:19 PM
Matt, I just bought a Fujitsu Seimens 22" from PC World, for 159, and was VERY pleasantly surprised by the quality of the image, it's lovely. The stand is a bit cheap, and there is minimal adjustment in angle. And the sound from the built in speakers is simply the worst I have ever heard from any speakers ever. But for the price and a great screen, I am VERY happy!

(1650x1050 pixels)

And at the price I was toying with the idea of a second one and having two side by side! Which would still be cheaper than a 24"...

Nick

Nick,
I did just that ... picked up a couple at EUR 199,- a piece. Now I've got a whopping 44" workspace :thumbsup:
But I did need to adjust mouse sensitivity, because all of a sudden my desk was too short :lol:

But seriously, I also do a bit of video editing (using Liquid Edition) and that really, really rocks !

Cheers,
Andreas

acocq
10-08-2007, 03:23 PM
Here's a pic of my home grown minority report setup.


Yo ... cool setup (but what's the 15" doohicky doing in there :hey:).

So, do you get to turn off your heat during the winter months ? :D

Cheers,
Andreas

acocq
10-08-2007, 03:25 PM
If I was to get a 24" right now, which I'm not due to other things taking finacial priority at the moment (I have to live with 2x 19" TFT 1280x1024), I would definitely get a Samsung (Or the latest DELL (manufactured by Samsung) it has the best panels available but costs a little more).

True enough ... Samsung makes great monitors ... I had seriously looked into one, but then went cheap and opted for the two Fujitsu-Siemens. I guess my budget is limited after all :) ...

Cheers,
Andreas

starbase1
10-08-2007, 04:04 PM
Nick,
I did just that ... picked up a couple at EUR 199,- a piece. Now I've got a whopping 44" workspace :thumbsup:
But I did need to adjust mouse sensitivity, because all of a sudden my desk was too short :lol:

But seriously, I also do a bit of video editing (using Liquid Edition) and that really, really rocks !

Cheers,
Andreas

Yes, I was very pleasantly surprised at the display quality - I can't see a single dud pixel, and colour balance is good too. I guess these thing are getting better in quality as well as lower in price...

Nick

starbase1
10-16-2007, 11:34 AM
I just had to wake this thread up, having seen the latest Dilbert cartoon, directly relevant!

http://www.dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/dilbert-20071016.html

iconoclasty
10-16-2007, 12:11 PM
Hilarious.