Do you have a multiple display setup?

Do you have a multiple display setup?
 

 
 
 
 

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Anonymous

NO, BUT I WANT THEM!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

One monitor.
But it's 30" 2560x1600 :)

Anonymous

well i can see the advantages for cad, but personally, for games you cant beat using your big HD tv, its clear as a bell, colours are strong and vivid, 1080p films look brilliant on it, and enough desktop space to open up loads of app's at once

Anonymous

Right now I'm running two 24" Acer monitors at 1920x1200 mounted to an ergotron stand. I could never go back to just one monitor unless it were a 40+" TV or something that would still allow me to have two windows open at full size at the same time. Increase in productivity is substantial with multiple displays.

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Next poll...

What kind of computer speaker setup do you have? http://www.3dgameman.com/polls/2010/05/02/what-kind-computer-speaker-setup-do-you-have

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I've got a 4 monitor setup and love it.  I'm a web/multimedia developer, so I'll often have several browsers open on one monitor, dreamweaver, flash, Visual Studio, and/or notepad++ open on the main display, outlook/winamp/desktop gadgets open on another display, and other office apps, photoshop, etc open on the last monitor.  Love it.

Monitors are 2x Samsung 22 inchers (1680x1050), 1x HP 24 incher (1920x1200), 1x dell 20 inch (1600x1200)

These are powered off of an 8800GTX and an 8600GT in the same rig.

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Almost forgot to mention... For those of you that have multi-monitor setups and love the half-screen snapping ("aero snap" I think its called) feature in Windows 7, but get frustrated that it only works on the far edges...  

Try the Windows Key + Left or Right Arrow combination.  

Anonymous

I have the same. 2 x 22inch 16:9 - used mostly for work.

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I have a dual set up at work and a dual set up at home.

At work it's a 20 inch widescreen as the main monitor on the left and a 17 inch standard monitor on the right.  It's a little distracting having different resolutions and different dot pitch. 

However, my set up at home consists of two 22 widescreen moitors with identical dot pitch and resolution.  Very smooth moving things around and such. 

The only thing I don't like about the dual setup is that my GTX275 never "downclocks" at idle.  It's not overheating or anything, it just seems like a waste of power when I'm not gaming.

Anonymous

Three displayport dell 23 inchers in Eyefinity, with a 37 inch tv and Klipsch surround sound for media.

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2 displays for work, not games...

I hate bezels when playing :(

Anonymous

Im surpriced so many have dual display. Im only using a single display.

Anonymous

Now I'm using NEC 2690WUXi (1920x1200 S-IPS 12bit 26") with AG Neovo X-174 (1280x1024), and it is almost enough space for a desktop. In near future I'm planning 2x EIZO setup. I have never had any problems running a dual display rig with an ATi card / drivers.

Anonymous

I span my 1680x1050 monitor with my 1280x1024 monitor. the nvidia drivers set them at the same resolution so the piture on the bigger monitor looks stretched

Anonymous

Where I live it's very expensive to own just one LCD display. For 6 LCD displays you'll have to sell you kidney. So of course I have 21" CRT which I'll stick to for the years to come. Sadly but true. :)

Anonymous

im still running a 14 inch crt 100hz. why get a new monitor if your happy with what you got?

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If I want a multi-monitor setup, it'll be the one with ultra-very-thin bezels around the screen. Maybe the projectors can do the trick?

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Dual Monitors - Samsung 226BW and Asus VW224U

Having 2 monitors made a HUGE difference in productivity.  I wish I had done it sooner.

Anonymous

no, i dont have a multi display setup because im really a desktop hater. i think sitting at a desk to use a computer verusus sitting on a couch is so much more comfortable. i dont currently own a multi display setup and probably never will, despite the fact that it looks awesome

Anonymous

Yeh, i've got a LCD 22" BenQ monitor as my primary and then i use an old LCD 15" monitor along side it. This is just really handy for full screen gaming as i can glance over at all my system information on the second display, ie temperatures and load on my gpu and cpu. Also i make electronic music occasionally using Reason 4.0 and the second screen means i can put my synths there while i rearrange the sounds on a sequencer on the main screen. Even if it's just a small second hand display like mine, i definitely recommend getting your hands on a second monitor as it really makes things alot easier and as Rodney says, alot more productive. :)

Anonymous

The "Poll" link in the YouTube description takes me to a pricegrabber search for smartphones.

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Thx for spotting that, fixed.

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At the moment I have a Samsung T220 and a Samsung 700P (CRT).

However I am considering 2 displays of the same model (possbibly NEC 24"-27") but I need to get a more powerful graphics card first, a HD3850 just won't be enough.

When it's cold outside I heat up my 5 Sony 26" CRT (450W) that are connected to the NAS and workstations. I do not use it much anymore because my home office gets really hot after a few hour and there are no windows (it's in my basement).

Anonymous

Only one 24"(23.6" technically) 1080P Viewsonic monitor for my system, and even it is pushing my lamp halfway off the desk so I have no plans on adding another.

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Wow... I'm impressed to see that many folks have at least a 2 display setup.

Anonymous

hey rodney

AOC 17" 4:3 1280x1024 at 75hz with
4770 (crossfire)

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Yes, i use eyefinity, and i have a 65 inch dlp via HDMI and i can switch between that or the 3 monitors! WIN! ... here is a video... http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=392427204800 

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Shawn, that's a sick setup! Only thing better would be three 32's, lol...

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YouTube or Vimeo!!! No Facebook! :)

Sorry, I don't use Facebook and I don't ever plan to register for my account.

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Anonymous

You have to register with crapbook to see the video?

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Yep. It sucks. :(

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I have 2 monitors. 1st is a 24" ASUS and the 2nd is a 24" Samsung Redrose. I plan to get a 3rd 24" ASUS along with another GTX470 SC. I use UltraMon to control the 2 monitors I have now :D

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I would have liked a "no but I want one" option

Anonymous

I use one Nec 17" LCD (1280x1024) and one Magnavox 15" LCD/TV (1024x768). Ideally I would like to have two or three 20-24" monitors but I have no budget thus the reason I'm using the two monitors I have now since they were both free and a little outdated.

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one 19" widescreen LCD 1440x900

and one LCD 4:3 1024x768 in extended mode

if i had room for more monitors there would be three

Anonymous

i don't have... but i would want to have three displays.... buy my workspace wont allow it for the moment.... :'(

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The room warms  nicely with two CRT displays. :>

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Yea, no kidding. CRTs are like space heaters!

Anonymous

3x LG 23" monitors in EYEFINITY BABY :D!

Anonymous

3 Viewsonic 24" With Ati Eyefinity On A His HD5850 1GB

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yes i have a samsung 19" 940BW as my main monitor and a generic HP vs17 as my chat window, system status, and alternate monitor. if my desk supported it, id love a 3 monitor setup with eyefinity for racing games. i also wish i had monitors of the same size too -.-

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My desk has only just enough room to fit my single 22" screen:

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff94/Lvaneede/computer%20stuff/100_1505.jpg

 

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get a bigger desk :) lol

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How do you get by with a desk that small? I couldn't imagine trying to game cramped up like that! :P

Anonymous

Unfortunately I have one screen, I wish I had more. To be truthful I wish I could get rid of my old crt!

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Sorry, I forgot to log in before posting!

You can delete my other post if necessary. Oops! :P

Even though my rig is not extremely high end, I was lucky enough to get my hands on two 24" monitors.

I use both of them, one on my desk as my primary and one on the table next to my desk as my secondary.


I use the secondary as a TV and to keep my Steam windows and other applications that I need to have out of the way, but still in view.


It is AMAZING having the second display and I don't know where I would be without it, and I certainly don't know how I got by with only one 19" display.


I could add more and more if my 4770 supported it! :D

Anonymous

Well...I used to have 2 screens. I really liked it. But that was when I had CRTs. Then I upgraded to LCDs and don't have enough money yet to get the second one although I do want to get another again.

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For normal day to day use 2 monitor are so great. Watching videos or music playlists on one and surfing the net on another. Although I have two monitors I would like three because a two monitor setup with eyefinety just does not work well for games.

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I used to have a 23" and a 22", but i sold the 22" cuz i didnt really need it or use it for much.  so I have 1 now - would love to have a 3x1 eyefinity setup tho