Can you advise me on buying an HDTV to replace four monitors
by myloudkids - 4/7/08 1:40 AM
In Reply to: Jimmy by dspeedme
I have a question. I have 8 monitors, all 17", 4 in a row on top of 4 in a row.
I'd like to replace 4 of them with one large screen, like a 46" LCD or plasma TV. But, I don't know if the resolution of the 46" will be sufficient. I sit 24" from the screens.
I know how to attach a bigscreen to a computer through a DVI. I have a 60" Samsung HDTV in my family room. It is hooked up both to the cable/tv, and also to a PC. I can use the PC with the 60" as the monitor. That works fine, but I'm sitting 15' away, and am using the whole 60" for one window.
That's different than what I want to do at my desk. Here at my desk, I'm sitting 24" away. If I put a 46" monitor to replace 4 of the 17" monitors, I'll still have two or 3 windows open on the 46". It will be the same as with the 4 17" monitors, but I'll have a bit more screen real estate and no bezels breaking up the screens. Right now, I have Word docs which go up and down across 2 screens, so there are two bezels (monitor frames) in the middle of the document. The 46" wouldn't have that problem.
My question is whether the 46" will be high enough resolution, assuming it is 1080 (which is 1920x1080 resolution, I understand).
If so, then I will put a 46" in the middle to replace the 4 center monitors. Then, the 4 side monitors, I'll replace with four vertical 30" monitors, two on each side of the 46". Each set of two 30" monitors will be at a 45 degree angle to the 46" so they surround me.
If you have a chance to respond, I'd sure appreciate it.
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