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Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 04-29-2005 02:37

Out with the old ...



... in with the new!



You can do it lying down ...


... or you can do it standing up.


Envy me!

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 04-29-2005 02:40

envy???

Welcome to the club! Actually wait... if it is bigger than mine, I shall envy you!

Looks slick man... what the model?

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 04-29-2005 02:45

Samsung 213T -- 21 inches of crisp, clean, heat-free pixel love. Running it off a brand-new Matrox Millennium P650 with dual-monitor support. When I get the money, I'm going to buy me a second one.

By the way, there's a $100 rebate on these till Saturday.

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

posted posted 04-29-2005 02:46

Matrox

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 04-29-2005 02:58

okay.... that Definitely brings rise to some envy.

frick it.

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 04-29-2005 04:59





(Edited by Wes on 04-29-2005 05:00)

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

posted posted 04-29-2005 05:08

bahahahahah!

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive! So beware...
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 04-29-2005 05:32

Oh ...I want one!

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eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 04-29-2005 05:59

man, that will really screw with your neck! I hope you got a good chiropractic. heh.

Blaise
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 04-29-2005 10:20

Stop that! it's silly!

Looks good, but I did snigger when I read Matrox!

Cheers,

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 04-29-2005 10:51

AWESOME

Iron Wallaby
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: USA
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 04-29-2005 15:08

Somebody's a little overexcited... ;p

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NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 04-29-2005 15:24

Pretty nice Wes! But hey... don't wait till you have the $$ for another one to run dual monitors.

Hook up the old one in the meantime. I'm using an old and pretty tired 15" as a 2nd monitor and it works just fine for all sorts of things.

If you've got some desktop folders you access regularly...drag them over to the 2nd monitor. I use notepad quite a bit...have it in the quick start bar 'click' and it opens in the 2nd monitor. Copy from the main... paste to the 2nd.

Super handy for things like PS or pretty much anything with floating toolbars. Full screen image on your Primary... toolbars on the 2nd'ary... or a tutorial on the 2nd while you work in the primary.

Hook up that ol' baby... you won't regret it. And you might want to take a look at this which can be pretty useful.

WWW: http://www.entechtaiwan.com/ps.htm

Lord_Fukutoku
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Back in West Texas... How disappointing
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 04-29-2005 18:57

I half envy you... I'm spoiled at my new job, I have three of those (and the laptop makes a 4th screen) But at home I don't even have ONE monitor right now (or a mouse or keyboard or anything really... just the tower, which is really the important part, right?).

[edit: btw, that .gif had me cracking up

(Edited by Lord_Fukutoku on 04-29-2005 18:58)

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 04-29-2005 18:58

I thought about hooking up the old one, but the biggest reason I bought the new monitor is because the old one is dying. It does the flicker of death at least a couple times a day and probably doesn't have much life left. I'm sure as soon as I get used to having two monitors, it'll give up the ghost permanently.

Besides, the thing is such a monster, I really don't have any room left on my desk for it. I'm already having to store my scanner away, pulling it out and hooking it up only when I need to use it.

Of course, the moment I can afford 3 of these babies, everything else goes on the floor, anyway.

Wolfen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 04-29-2005 22:28

I WANT ONE!!! :worship: you! :drool:


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Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 04-29-2005 23:22

My LCD monitor also does this, but I've found it pretty much useless in most situations. Especially once you discover subpixel text anti-aliasing (if you have XP I can tell you how to turn this on), it doesn't work right with a rotated display (unless the OS is smart about it).


 

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 04-30-2005 00:28

what the stink is sub pix anti aliasing?

Iron Wallaby
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: USA
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 04-30-2005 00:43
quote:
eyezaer said:

what the stink is sub pix anti aliasing?


It smooths fonts in all sorts of glorious ways, better than grayscale antialiasing, since it effectively triples the amount of pixels used to render a font.

It was invented by Apple hackers on the Apple ][, of late Microsoft has used it in Windows XP and Apple has placed it in OSX as well.

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hyperbole
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 04-30-2005 17:43
quote:
Iron Wallaby said...

It [subpixel anit-aliasing] was invented by Apple hackers on the Apple ][,



I worked for a company in the mid '70s that had an HP monitor that would subpixel anti-alias on all the graphics on the screen (not just the text). The monitor (we called them graphics displaysat that time) cost $10,000.00 and was as big as a pdp-11.

I suspect the Apple hackers who "invented" the technique borrowed it from HP or someone else.

eyezaer,

subpixel anti-aliasing means that rather than having the pixels assigned to a rigidly fixed grid of location, each pixel can be wiggled a little bit.

I assume you are familiar with how lines will "alias" on the computer screen when you try to draw a line not on one of the ordinal angles (0, 45, 90, ...). When you want to draw a non-ordinal line and have subpixel anti-aliasing available, you can anti-alias the line by moving some of the pixels off the grid a little bit and it makes the line smoother.



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Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 05-03-2005 22:25
quote:
subpixel anti-aliasing means that rather than having the pixels assigned to a rigidly fixed grid of location, each pixel can be wiggled a little bit.



Hmm, that's not what I was referring to. What I was talking about is a technique that only works on LCD screens, making use of the fact that each pixel contains a red, green, and blue dot, in that order, from left to right. This allows us to (sort of) triple the horizontal resolution of the screen.

If you have Windows XP and an LCD monitor, then turn it on and watch how smooth your text gets:

right click desktop -> properties -> appearance -> effects -> check "use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts," select ClearType

Note that this only works right if you're running at your LCD monitor's native resolution (which you had darn well better be).


 

synax
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 05-05-2005 19:42

Sub pixel rendering (or ClearType) is explained nicely here: http://www.grc.com/ctwhat.htm

Basically it takes a pixel and splits it into thirds (the RGB values as Slime mentioned already) for a nice and crispy textual experience.



(Edited by synax on 05-05-2005 19:46)

AT
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Gainesboro, TN, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 06-07-2005 05:36

I've done that with my normal monitor and it smooths text beautifully.

Things look kinda boldish(sp?) and smooth.

Very nice.

later

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