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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2016, 11:19:51 AM »

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2016, 09:51:25 PM »
Glen, where did the 3 foot come from?
Btw I am sitting about 70cm from the screen.  It's the same as sitting 70cm from a 24".  Just more screen real estate.

Btw Gratulin these screens give out no radiation.  Only light.  CRT screens were the ones you probably thinking of?

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2016, 10:28:02 PM »
Glen, where did the 3 foot come from?
Btw I am sitting about 70cm from the screen.  It's the same as sitting 70cm from a 24".  Just more screen real estate.

Btw Gratulin these screens give out no radiation.  Only light.  CRT screens were the ones you probably thinking of?
LOL. Are yours flat? No wonder my triple CRTs droop...

PS. NO RADIATION!!! Brave call ;)
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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2016, 07:05:31 PM »
Glen, where did the 3 foot come from?
Btw I am sitting about 70cm from the screen.  It's the same as sitting 70cm from a 24".  Just more screen real estate.

Btw Gratulin these screens give out no radiation.  Only light.  CRT screens were the ones you probably thinking of?
LOL. Are yours flat? No wonder my triple CRTs droop...

PS. NO RADIATION!!! Brave call ;)

Flat, yes.   

If you call light radiation (which it is) then yes, it emits radiation.  Otherwise, as far as I know it does not.  But I'm happy to listen to evidence to the contrary.

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2016, 09:36:20 PM »
No discussion of the 32:9 monitors that are *meant* to be coming out?

For me, these would be the sweet spot.

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2016, 10:37:05 AM »
No discussion of the 32:9 monitors that are *meant* to be coming out?

For me, these would be the sweet spot.
Well, discuss! ;)

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2016, 09:51:08 PM »
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3026371/consumer-electronics/crazy-ultrawide-displays-from-samsung-and-lg-stretch-to-epic-lengths.html

The question is whether 32:9 would be wide enough.  Do you need the most rearward half of each outside screen in a triple setup?

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2016, 08:04:28 AM »
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3026371/consumer-electronics/crazy-ultrawide-displays-from-samsung-and-lg-stretch-to-epic-lengths.html

The question is whether 32:9 would be wide enough.  Do you need the most rearward half of each outside screen in a triple setup?

I reckon it's wide enough, but personal preferences may vary.  With 3x24's I've never used the outer half of the side screens, they were too far off - but they were great for peripheral vision.  So it really depends on the physical size and curve as well.

These seem pretty decent size!

Btw the article is half a year old, those monitors should be coming out anyday, if not already out.  Any fresher news on them?

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2016, 08:46:23 PM »
Nope.  I'm wondering whether they are still planning to release them,.

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2016, 09:57:03 PM »
Would be a shame if they were cancelled.   Although someone else will do it next.  But that maybe a few years off.