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Two 24" widescreen Dells with DVI [Mar. 15th, 2006|01:17 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
After getting a 24" widescreen Dell (1920x1200) with DVI at home, I now have one at work too.. and with DVI. Crisp text. So big.

24" Widescreen with DVI is Love
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[User Picture]From: valiskeogh
2006-03-15 10:06 pm (UTC)

my birthday is coming soon

and i bet i could find a spot to to put one of those

*goes to renew again*

valis
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[User Picture]From: endquote
2006-03-15 10:18 pm (UTC)
DVI totally makes the difference.

Of course, dual 24" screens would make a bigger difference.
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[User Picture]From: nothings
2006-03-16 12:01 am (UTC)
I have dual monitors, and since I learned (from here or jwz' journal) the trick of using a 1x1 b&w checkerboard when calibrating the one which is on a VGA connection, I don't see that much difference. Of course crappy cables or crappy KVM can cause ghosting, and maybe there still is some residual ghosting that I'm not conscious of, but I honestly don't notice any difference between the VGA and the DVI screens now.
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[User Picture]From: johno
2006-03-15 10:38 pm (UTC)
So when are you going to multihead one of the workstations?
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[User Picture]From: mcfnord
2006-03-15 10:51 pm (UTC)
mine is in portrait mode, so i guess it's a 24" Tallscreen.
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[User Picture]From: electromage
2006-03-15 10:51 pm (UTC)
I just ordered one of those and got it set up yesterday. It's great, but I haven't had a chance to view any 1080 video yet. I needed to add a line to my X conf to get it to work at 1920X1200, but now it only works with the "nv" driver rather than "nvidia". Did you run in to any similar problems?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-03-15 11:12 pm (UTC)
No, because I use software that comes with Freedom. :P

(Open-source "radeon" driver with a ATI Radeon 9250 SE.... just changed my driver from "i810" to "radeon" and did nothing else.... well, except get-edid | parse-edid to get the monitor definition over DDC....)
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[User Picture]From: teknotus
2006-03-16 10:23 pm (UTC)

Open source drivers

Unfortunately you can't get anything newer than that card, and who knows how much longer they will keep selling it. I'm hoping the open graphics project is the answer. Even the hardware description language for the chip will be open sourced.

http://kerneltrap.org/node/6272
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2006-03-15 10:54 pm (UTC)
This post makes the baby jesus cry.
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[User Picture]From: killhamster
2006-03-15 11:03 pm (UTC)
oh brad, why have you succumbed to memesheepage?
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[User Picture]From: chuck
2006-03-15 11:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, I forgot to ask, could you tape measure that thing? The website says 22". the 'cubby' on my desk is exactly 22". I'm used to fitting things tight, but...
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[User Picture]From: feignedapathy
2006-03-15 11:09 pm (UTC)
"I'm used to fitting things tight, but..."

Oh, now that's just wrong... :)
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[User Picture]From: vanbeast
2006-03-15 11:55 pm (UTC)
It is exactly 22" wide. Maybe a little less than a millimeter shy. Little under 14.5" high.
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[User Picture]From: adman
2006-03-15 11:13 pm (UTC)

I love mine

I got the ViewSonic 27" just before Christmas, makes my old 17" CRT look lost beside it.. I went to a split screen set up with the new one so now run 2 at the same time.. as the kids say.. Sweet!

http://www.viewsonic.com/support/desktopdisplays/lcdtv/n2750w/index.htm
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2006-03-16 02:16 am (UTC)
Does it support HDCP? Do you even care?
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[User Picture]From: jaybonci
2006-03-16 06:46 am (UTC)
Way awesome. My monitor desperately needs an upgrade from the gun monitor that I have that is slowly and painfully dying.

Sadly, I don't have a machine that has a vid card that supports DVI... yet.

Man those are teh sexy. Congrats on falling to the internet stupid. :)
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[User Picture]From: mart
2006-03-16 08:06 am (UTC)

So how far do you sit away from it? ;)

My 17" TFT seems to do me just fine. It seems like only yesterday that I was still using a 15" CRT, but now that I think about it that was almost a year ago! My CRT still haunts me to this day. How… worrying.

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[User Picture]From: hughe
2006-03-16 11:59 am (UTC)
if only i had a spare grand for a screen.

i should get myself a real job.
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From: jamesd
2006-03-16 02:07 pm (UTC)
Work has approved a Dell 30" for me. Lower cost per pixel here than a pair of the 24"ers.

Good to hear that you have lots of screen space though!
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