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123" desktop [Dec. 13th, 2005|08:18 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
David and I just got all the Ethernet in the house wired up, some of the speakers, and I got the modelines for my new projector (Panasonic PT-AE900U) setup.

I'm blogging this from a 123" display, at 1280x720 (HDTV, 16:9) ... 5' tall, 9' wide.

yes.

I could totally hack on this shit. We could even subdivide the display and have hacking parties.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-12-14 04:35 am (UTC)
David says: "HAH! I told you!"

He told me that rolling will be a requirement for the party.
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[User Picture]From: jope
2005-12-14 04:39 am (UTC)
Mmm, 1280x720 isn't all that big though. Seems like subdividing wouldn't leave much space at all? Bumping down the font sizes for your apps is doable, but anywhere that fixed-size images are used -- icons, web browser -- is going to quickly eat up the screen.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-12-14 04:52 am (UTC)
Don't need much more for hacking with a "small" font. (which isn't that small when each pixel is 2.1 mm....)
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From: evan
2005-12-14 07:32 am (UTC)
The reason I've been working on this crossword thingy is for gatherings with a shared screen.
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[User Picture]From: ciphergoth
2005-12-14 10:56 am (UTC)
My dream setup involves a split keyboard and a projecter pointing at the ceiling above my bed...
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[User Picture]From: hughe
2005-12-14 11:51 am (UTC)
Even at 1024 x 768 projector screens looks cool.. i wonder how much difference can actualy be seen at that size and distance from the screen (with video, anyway)



only 100" in my room
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-12-14 08:03 pm (UTC)
Hmm "only" 720p! Do you use this for your regular tv watching? I can't decide between this projector or a 42" plasma.
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2005-12-14 08:35 pm (UTC)
Nice projector! I have the Panasonic PT-D5500U, throwing about a 140" 4:3 image. None of my gear is HD, though, so I'm driving it with my tuner up-sampling S/Video to component (it's a long run from the tuner to the projector, and that made a big difference in quality.)

Does yours have built-in ethernet? I've got an icon in my dock to turn it on and off:

    wget --http-user=user1 --http-passwd=PASS -qO- 'http://projector/cgi-bin/proj_ctl.cgi?key=pow_on&lang=e&osd=on'
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-12-14 08:59 pm (UTC)
No built-in ethernet. It has serial, though, with a documented protocol, and a computer is right next to it, so I'll be remote-controlling it for sure.
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2005-12-14 09:02 pm (UTC)
The eth is mostly useless except for turning it on and off, but one cute thing it'll do is send email when the lamp is nearing end-of-life, or when it's overheating.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-12-25 12:03 pm (UTC)

PT-AE900U modeline


Could you post your modeline for the PT-AE900U?

Thanks!

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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-12-25 11:39 pm (UTC)

Re: PT-AE900U modeline

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Panasonic PT-AE900U"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 50-87
Modeline "1280x720" 74.71 1280 1320 1368 1640 720 722 724 758 # 75 MHz, 45.6 kHz, 60.1 Hz

EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "nvidia"
Monitor "Panasonic PT-AE900U"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x720"
EndSubSection
EndSection

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From: (Anonymous)
2006-03-25 06:47 am (UTC)

Re: PT-AE900U modeline

Thanks for the modeline. I really had to screw with the projector dot clock to get the image positioned right.
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