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What type of display are you using?

Single Flat panel
74 (42.3%)
Multiple Flat panels
16 (9.1%)
Laptop LCD
44 (25.1%)
CRT
33 (18.9%)
TV
5 (2.9%)
Projector
1 (0.6%)
Other
2 (1.1%)

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michaewlewis



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Re: March monthly poll - What type of display are you using?
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2010, 11:27:57 AM »
Actually, if I had a 24" monitor, I think I might no longer see much need for dual monitors.  I've never used a monitor that large but I would think that size screen has enough space to have two windows open side-by-side and achieve somewhat the same advantage as two smaller monitors, especially if those two monitors are 17".

I somewhat agree..... I've got one 24" monitor on my Internet computer, and it's plenty. I usually only have Firefox and Outlook open with a couple instances of explorer open in the background in case I need them. Firefox and Outlook are side by side with a little overlap. On the other hand, with my development computer, I would hate to have to get by with only one monitor. Sometimes I do wish I had two 24" monitors instead of the two 22" monitors I have, to give me a higher resolution and more real estate.

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    Re: March monthly poll - What type of display are you using?
    « Reply #31 on: March 18, 2010, 12:08:55 PM »
    i use the projector when i get to our villa .in the night and it is
     very cool

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    Re: March monthly poll - What type of display are you using?
    « Reply #32 on: March 18, 2010, 04:25:13 PM »
    22" LCD monitor for me. Not HD, but still good anyway  :)

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    Re: March monthly poll - What type of display are you using?
    « Reply #33 on: March 19, 2010, 06:05:11 AM »
    22" Digimate wide screen LCD monitor

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      Re: March monthly poll - What type of display are you using?
      « Reply #34 on: March 21, 2010, 02:54:01 AM »
      Desktop: 19" 1440x900 LCD
      laptop(Toshiba L300): 15.4" 1280x800
      older laptops- 800x600(passive matrix (=washed out) and 640x480(active matrix)

      Those are incredibly low resolutions, aren't they? At least for a 19" I would get minimum 1280x1048 (or something), like I have. People nowadays have 3448x2978 res'.. it's nuts, but it's very good for programming. I can't imagine programming on a 640x480. The scrollwork would be nuts..

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      Re: March monthly poll - What type of display are you using?
      « Reply #35 on: March 21, 2010, 08:47:55 AM »
      I can't imagine programming on a 640x480. The scrollwork would be nuts..

      I had to work in 640x480x4bpp (16 colors) on my 486 with 24MB of RAM... and this was running windows 98 and Visual Studio 6. It worked OK, I suppose. When I got my K6-2 (and after a while, finally did my first ever install of windows 95 or higher) it automatically detected the ATI rage pro that was in the machine and installed the drivers (this was really a pleasant surprise) and I was able to use 1024x768, which I considered mega-high resolution at the time. (I still consider it rather high, certainly workable, depending on the program). The monitors I was using were crap though. most of them couldn't even go higher then 1024x768 anyway. This LCD was the first monitor I got that was capable of anything higher (well, without threatening to explode or giving out a constant,loud tortured scream).

      Also, the LCD was a gift a few Christmases ago... (or maybe a birthday present, can't remember), and considering the tech skills of the gifter it was a really good choice.

      I haven't had any issues with screen real-estate in any of my development; scripting in editpadpro, VB6 and Visual Studio 2008 get along with the size just fine.

      Also: at least one thing can be said for smaller resolutions & programming- it makes you write shorter code or break things up into procedures, which is a good thing in the long run; certainly not something to use low resolutions for on purpose, though.
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      Re: March monthly poll - What type of display are you using?
      « Reply #36 on: March 21, 2010, 06:34:16 PM »
       :) Hi i'm using a acer #AL1716W, good enough for me.

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      Re: March monthly poll - What type of display are you using?
      « Reply #37 on: March 22, 2010, 10:57:57 PM »
      Hi. I was satisfied with my 17" LG  CRT Flat Screen until I had occasion to work on a neighbors system which includes a 22" ACER LCD. I had lots of work on that PC so I was going there off and on for quite a while. After using that monitor it didn't take long until I was looking for something similar. I ended up purchasing a 22" Samsung LCD. Nice monitor, just love it. Also, it's easier on the eyes(they ain't what they used to be), plus the added space on my desktop is a real bonus too.
      The old dependable LG will go in my storage shed where I have an old DELL PC set up that I use to send music to my work shop/garage. (Too much sawdust etc. in the work shop for the system so I pump the music over).

      Anyway,as an added note, here's the only problem that my Samsung created: I like my LCD monitor so much that I became unsatisfied with my 27" Hitachi CRT TV, so I went and purchased a 47" LG LCD TV.

      I guess the moral of this(if there is one?) is, if you're satisfied using a CRT monitor, stick with it as long as you can.  It just may save you a lot of cash.  ;)  ;)


                   

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        Re: March monthly poll - What type of display are you using?
        « Reply #38 on: March 23, 2010, 10:28:08 AM »
        I'm using a Samsung PN50A550 50" plasma. It's driven by an EVGA 9800GTXSSC Special Edition video card. The connection is DVI to HDMI. Rez in 1920x1080 @60Hz. It's awesome for games and movies!

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        Re: March monthly poll - What type of display are you using?
        « Reply #39 on: March 23, 2010, 12:50:14 PM »
        i use the projector when i get to our villa .in the night and it is
         very cool

        What does this do ? ?
        " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

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        Re: March monthly poll - What type of display are you using?
        « Reply #40 on: March 24, 2010, 06:34:19 AM »
        What does this do ? ?
        Well, you can make a really trippy slideshow in powerpoint, put that on the ceiling and that will be cool.
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        Re: March monthly poll - What type of display are you using?
        « Reply #41 on: March 30, 2010, 03:24:29 PM »
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        Re: March monthly poll - What type of display are you using?
        « Reply #42 on: March 30, 2010, 06:13:42 PM »
        I wonder who that's addressed to ? ?
        " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

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        Re: March monthly poll - What type of display are you using?
        « Reply #43 on: March 31, 2010, 07:21:05 AM »
        Present 17" LCD flat panel.

        Before this, ProView 15" LCD Monitor.

        My first Monitor was Samsung17" CRT.

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