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*
DVI totally makes the difference.
Of course, dual 24" screens would make a bigger difference.
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.
So when are you going to multihead one of the workstations?
mine is in portrait mode, so i guess it's a 24" Tallscreen.
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?
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....)
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
2006-03-15 10:54 pm (UTC)
This post makes the baby jesus cry.
oh brad, why have you succumbed to memesheepage?
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...
"I'm used to fitting things tight, but..."
Oh, now that's just wrong... :)
It is exactly 22" wide. Maybe a little less than a millimeter shy. Little under 14.5" high.
2006-03-15 11:13 pm (UTC)
I love mine
Does it support HDCP? Do you even care?
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. :)
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.
if only i had a spare grand for a screen.
i should get myself a real job.
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!