Is there a limit on number of monitors?

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Is there a limit on number of monitors?

Postby thingygeoff » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:30 pm

Just wondering if it was feesable to bring the following:

3 x 22" widescreens + Matrox Triplehead to Go + Track IR (head tracking)

Playing racing games at 5040 x 1050 with head tracking and a Logitech G25 wheel is quite something. I was wondering if people were interested in having a go?

CS:S at 5040 x 1050 is amazing, if a little overwhelming!

I'd probably need a whole table as the monitors are 145cm wide, but am not willing to compromise sitting next to Smelly Llama and Firebeard.

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Re: Is there a limit on number of monitors?

Postby iMess » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:59 pm

Yes, if you have the frame to stack them vertical. Otherwise no. There's no point. And if you require a whole table, i think that constitutes as 2 tickets/seats.
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Re: Is there a limit on number of monitors?

Postby thingygeoff » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:12 pm

I'm not sure a vertical stack would really be the best orientation for racing.. :)

It would certainly make it all the more challenging... especially if the landscape was rotated 90 degrees...

I'll just bring the one screen then.

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Re: Is there a limit on number of monitors?

Postby Wishy » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:50 pm

1 "bigger" Screen is reasonable. Two smaller screens (Say 19" TFT's) would be reasonable. 3 is getting silly.

The basic question is, will i need more than half a standard sized hall table, would i be pissed off if the person sitting next to be brought the same?
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Re: Is there a limit on number of monitors?

Postby AlienX » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:43 pm

Wishy wrote:1 "bigger" Screen is reasonable.


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Re: Is there a limit on number of monitors?

Postby Wishy » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:17 pm

Well if I'm honest i think a lot of the screens people are taking along take the piss. But as the people sitting next to them have never complained, I've left things are they are.

I think once people start wrapping their head in 3 large TFT's, things are going to go downhill
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Re: Is there a limit on number of monitors?

Postby thingygeoff » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:30 pm

Yes, I agree that it would be most annoying to end up with a desk corner because someone feels the need to have a gargantuan monitor array.

I was enquiring about it on the context that people might like to have a go, as it's fairly uncommon. However there would be a limit to the amount of time I would not be using the computer myself and so it was probably an impractical idea anyway.

As for a single monitor, I'd rather have the increased framerate of a 22" than my 28", so whoever I do get to sit next to shouldn't find themselves too cramped :)

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Re: Is there a limit on number of monitors?

Postby iMess » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:07 pm

If you ask Wishy nicely, there maybe use of the projector and IR tracking?
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Re: Is there a limit on number of monitors?

Postby xconspirisist » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:59 pm

3 monitor setup at a LAN, do you know Stefan D by any chance? :P

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Re: Is there a limit on number of monitors?

Postby thingygeoff » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:50 pm

I was actually hoping to bring something like this along:

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Re: Is there a limit on number of monitors?

Postby Neomancer » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:02 pm

thingygeoff wrote:I was actually hoping to bring something like this along:

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i'd let you bring something like that to the lan. just to see how long it took you to unpack it from the car. set it up. and then find that no games support 4290290843208943029 screens. and then pack it all back into the car.

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Re: Is there a limit on number of monitors?

Postby Merson » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:04 pm

Why have all those monitors? Just bring this instead!

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108" monitor ftw

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Re: Is there a limit on number of monitors?

Postby Neomancer » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:04 pm

can you just bring her?

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Re: Is there a limit on number of monitors?

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Re: Is there a limit on number of monitors?

Postby Neomancer » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:18 pm

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