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Old 10-18-2012, 06:47 PM   #16
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I have a 24" monitor on 1920x1080 DVI, and I am considering to get a second one.

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Old 10-18-2012, 08:42 PM   #17
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Not here on any monitor/TV I have connected so far.
Then you're lucky, because all TVs I've used with hdmi have overscan,... usually about 40+ pixels top/bottom & 25 or so right/left.

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You definitely do not want to go for VGA for high resolutions. You will get much better quality from DVI/HDMI/DP.
If you have a TV with DVI,... sure. But I've never seen one in any store I've been in (granted, I don't even look at models that cost over $800). A true monitor is different, obviously,... But we were talking about TVs... All TVs I've seen have 1-4 HDMI connectors and maybe one VGA, if you're lucky. Manufacturers are moving away from VGA or DVI, because there's no DRM on either standard.

Anything under 40" is usually 1366x768 natural resolution (or less). HDMI might support a "virtual" 1080p, but it's dithered... At 40"+, it's hit and miss whether its 1080p or not. I've seen articles where people got burned,... finding out that their TV is really only 1366x768 natural resolution, when it said "HD." Problem is there is little in way of consumer regulation which defines "HD" (in the US, anyway).
 
Old 10-19-2012, 05:15 AM   #18
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Dell 23", 1920x1080, using DVI.
 
Old 10-20-2012, 09:34 PM   #19
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omg!!!!

24" is fine so is 42", 19" It's really a matter of preference.
Somebody mark this solved!!
 
Old 10-21-2012, 12:03 AM   #20
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19" 1280x1024. Will have a second one as well as soon as I am able to convince my boss it's necessary :-)
 
Old 10-23-2012, 02:48 AM   #21
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Once you go big, trust me my friend, you will never go back.
I used to have a 15", upgraded to a 19" and wow it was awesome.
Of late i upgraded to an HD 23" Samsung & God, it feels like am in heaven-its great for anything.
So big is beautiful.
 
Old 10-23-2012, 03:13 AM   #22
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Acer X243W, 24", 1920x1200 resolution

I don't watch movies or play games, but having multiple apps (usually terminals) open next to each other instead of on top if each other is soooo sweet.
 
Old 10-23-2012, 03:17 AM   #23
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Is 27" too big?
 
Old 10-23-2012, 03:21 AM   #24
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Back in my days with TVs, there was a set of guidelines about tv size. From a customer's address, we would have an idea of the room size, and could recommend a screen size accordingly. This acknowledged the viewer's maximum comfortable angle of vision. Acknowledge yours, and purchase as much as you are comfortable with.

If you will be recreating 'the back row of the movies' on your sofa, you can use a bigger screen than if you are going to be up in front of it always. 24" is a safe maximum.
 
Old 10-23-2012, 05:37 AM   #25
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iMac is 27".
I want to have such a big monitor.
 
Old 10-23-2012, 01:21 PM   #26
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You need to consider a few things,...
* Length of time you'll be at the monitor (longer = more eye strain)
* Size vs. location (how much of your visual field does it occupy, and whether you can work like that)
* Resolution & dot pitch (ideal = you see no pixels just the image they produce)
* What the interface is (VGA, DVI, HDMI, Display Port,... Overscan?! Underscan?!)
* What the graphics chipset can handle (resolutions, and outputs)

Put a big monitor too close, and you better be taking frequent breaks. Stare at it too long and you can get eye strain, especially without anything else in your visual field, or somewhere else you can glance.

It also depends on the work you'll be doing on it,... coding/reading, gaming, watching movies, etc.

When I have to detail work (configuration, etc.) on my HTPCs, I have to stand closer, sometime for protracted periods, leading to neck strain,...

So,... judge your situation accordingly.
 
Old 10-23-2012, 08:20 PM   #27
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why iMac comes with only 1 option, 27" monitor,
will it spoil your eyes?
 
Old 10-23-2012, 09:18 PM   #28
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How close you sittin'?
 
Old 10-23-2012, 10:35 PM   #29
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