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« on: May 01, 2013, 03:46:36 PM »

So I just went from a 19" to a 27" and boy does it feel odd.  I pushed the monitor back to the wall, so it is about 2 feet from me, and it is just an odd feeling having such a huge monitor.  This thing is bigger than the TV I had in college.

My eyes are having a bit of trouble adjusting to this thing, am I not far enough away?

Also is there any point in "installing" the software the monitor came with?  It is a Samsung, not sure the model.
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 03:56:52 PM »

Quote from: Arkon on May 01, 2013, 03:46:36 PM

So I just went from a 19" to a 27" and boy does it feel odd.  I pushed the monitor back to the wall, so it is about 2 feet from me, and it is just an odd feeling having such a huge monitor.  This thing is bigger than the TV I had in college.

My eyes are having a bit of trouble adjusting to this thing, am I not far enough away?

Also is there any point in "installing" the software the monitor came with?  It is a Samsung, not sure the model.

You might unlock a few new features (refresh rate, additional resolutions, etc.) if you install the software, but typically it's not required per se.   Speaking of refresh - that tends to mess with my eyes if the refresh is low.  Might check that.   Otherwise it's probably just you adjusting to something that more completely fills your field of view I'd guess.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 03:58:33 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 01, 2013, 03:56:52 PM

You might unlock a few new features (refresh rate, additional resolutions, etc.) if you install the software, but typically it's not required per se.   Speaking of refresh - that tends to mess with my eyes if the refresh is low.  Might check that.   Otherwise it's probably just you adjusting to something that more completely fills your field of view I'd guess.

My refresh options are 50, 59 and 60hz, so it is set to 60.  I am also not used to such a high resolution.  Now I need to find a beautiful desktop background and find a way to get rid of desktop icons while still having them be easy to access.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 05:29:00 PM »

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I told you it wouldn't feel comfortable in your pants  Tongue

what kind of monitor did you get?  I'm thinking of buying a 27" monitor over the summer but I'm debating whether or not it's worth it to pay big bucks for the ones that do 2560 x 1440 since I've heard that 1920x1080 doesn't look all that great from about 2 feet away.
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 06:09:02 PM »

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Just got a new monitor and it feels "wierd"

I told you it wouldn't feel comfortable in your pants  Tongue

what kind of monitor did you get?  I'm thinking of buying a 27" monitor over the summer but I'm debating whether or not it's worth it to pay big bucks for the ones that do 2560 x 1440 since I've heard that 1920x1080 doesn't look all that great from about 2 feet away.

Looking at the box, it is listed as a Samsung Series 3, S27B350H.  I am running it at 1920x1080, and while I am taking a bit of time to adjust jumping to such a larger screen, everything is very crisp and vibrant.  I played a bit of Borderlands 2 and it looked great.
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 06:58:29 PM »

Remember when we were kids and our parents told us not to sit so close to the tv?
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2013, 07:07:32 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on May 01, 2013, 06:58:29 PM

Remember when we were kids and our parents told us not to sit so close to the tv?

I don't remember ever meeting your parents.
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2013, 07:17:08 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on May 01, 2013, 06:58:29 PM

Remember when we were kids and our parents told us not to sit so close to the tv?

but that was back when they thought the shows on the TV were transmitted by evil spirits who would try and steal our souls.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2013, 07:56:16 PM »

I should note, I got a pretty good deal for it from Costco, it was only $219 if I remember correctly.  My whole intention in buying a monitor was to get a monitor to use with my work laptop since I work from a home office, but Costco didn't sell anything smaller than a 23" in store, so I figured what the heck, went big and replaced my main desktop monitor.

I am starting to get used to the size of it, and it doesn't feel so weird now.

Now I need to figure out why when the ambient temperature in my house gets above 70, and I try playing games like Guild Wars 2 or Neverwinter, one of my fans goes nuts...I think it is the CPU fan but not sure.
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2013, 07:56:48 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 01, 2013, 07:17:08 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 01, 2013, 06:58:29 PM

Remember when we were kids and our parents told us not to sit so close to the tv?

but that was back when they thought the shows on the TV were transmitted by evil spirits who would try and steal our souls.

Didn't they, CeeKay? DIDN'T THEY?!
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 12:01:56 AM »

When I went to a 27" screen it took me over a week to really get used to the extra real estate.  Now I can't really live without it.
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2013, 12:39:47 PM »

Exactly. It's amazing how quickly you will become used to it... and 1920x1080 looks just fine on one.  thumbsup

Probably a GPU fan.
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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2013, 01:20:07 PM »

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on May 02, 2013, 12:39:47 PM

Exactly. It's amazing how quickly you will become used to it... and 1920x1080 looks just fine on one.  thumbsup

Probably a GPU fan.

That is what I thought, but I grabbed the eVGA utility to monitor my card and I am not seeing the fan spiking in speed.
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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2013, 03:13:13 PM »

I went from my trusty Gateway 22" to a 27 recently, and rotated the Gateway into portrait mode and am running dual monitors now. Talk about a change!

Could it be the power supply fan?
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2013, 08:28:25 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on May 01, 2013, 06:58:29 PM

Remember when we were kids and our parents told us not to sit so close to the tv?

Older CRT technology did shot out more harmful radiation (in the literal sense, not the nuclear sense) due to the way they worked.  Flat panel tech is much different.

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« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2013, 12:12:55 PM »

Quote from: Pyperkub on May 03, 2013, 08:28:25 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 01, 2013, 06:58:29 PM

Remember when we were kids and our parents told us not to sit so close to the tv?

Older CRT technology did shot out more harmful radiation (in the literal sense, not the nuclear sense) due to the way they worked.  Flat panel tech is much different.

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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2013, 05:35:08 PM »

Quote from: Pyperkub on May 03, 2013, 08:28:25 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 01, 2013, 06:58:29 PM

Remember when we were kids and our parents told us not to sit so close to the tv?

Older CRT technology did shot out more harmful radiation (in the literal sense, not the nuclear sense) due to the way they worked.  Flat panel tech is much different.

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It was really only when they were new technology. By the 70s-80s era, that radiation was basically nil.
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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2013, 09:25:18 PM »

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on May 05, 2013, 05:35:08 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on May 03, 2013, 08:28:25 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 01, 2013, 06:58:29 PM

Remember when we were kids and our parents told us not to sit so close to the tv?

Older CRT technology did shot out more harmful radiation (in the literal sense, not the nuclear sense) due to the way they worked.  Flat panel tech is much different.

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It was really only when they were new technology. By the 70s-80s era, that radiation was basically nil.

No, I'm talking about less eye strain light radiation.  There were definite, measured effects from staring at 90's era computer vet's apart from the tv radiation myth

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« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2013, 03:09:15 AM »

Arkon, how's the 27" monitor working for you now that you've had a lot more time?

One of my monitors just blew out and newegg was selling a 24" Dell UltraSharp U2412M IPS monitor for about $300 shipped. I currently use 24" 1920x1200 monitors for work and play and I've been wanting a new IPS screen.

But I was thinking of buying one of the 27" 1080p monitors from costco since my computer is also my primary media playing device.
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« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2013, 06:21:32 AM »

Did you look at the new line of Mono price monitors?   I'm happy with my Samsung, but if I hadn't bought it yet, those would have caught my eye.

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« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2013, 12:12:40 AM »

I got one of the 30" Monoprice IPS monitors and I love it.  Of course, I had to also get a 4GB video card to go with it, which made it cost more.... (2560x1600 - woot!).
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« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2013, 05:08:51 AM »

I bought a QNIX 27" via eBay, I'm quite happy with the upgrade from my now failed 24" 1920x1200 monitor.

Personally, if not for the higher resolution, I would have stuck with 24", seeing the same number of pixels, only larger, just didn't appeal to me.
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