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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:14 am 
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We have a few sets of the CrystalEyes 3d glasses, with the external hardware for doing the proper monitor-to-glasses communication for the display.

However, they work only with our old 21 inch SGI Trinitron CRTs. While these monitors work nicely, there are of course plenty of reasons why we would like to replace them with a newer monitor. I understand that most (perhaps all) LCD monitors on the market today refresh too slowly to be useful for this application; we even tried an Apple Cinema Display and it was giving everyone a headache with the lousy refresh.

Which left me to wonder if there is anything out there other than a CRT that would work? I was wondering if perhaps a Plasma HDTV could be used? I know there are plenty of 600Hz Plasmas on the market today, although I'm not sure that an SGI workstation could communicate with it (especially at a 16:9 ratio of 1920:1080). Or is there anything else on the market that might work? We would especially like to get more display area; preferably on a smaller desktop footprint.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:35 am 
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There are some 120Hz LCDs out there, mostly advertised with the NVIDIA 3D Vision stuff.

Edit: did a quick search and found these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:10 am 
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Those LCDs are an interesting option. Would an SGI Fuel be able to output at the widescreen resolution? I haven't experimented much with the resolutions on these to see what they will or will not do...

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Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:00 am 
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lparsons wrote:
Would an SGI Fuel be able to output at the widescreen resolution?

Yes, it can handle widescreen resolutions. Some are already included with IRIX (mostly 16:10 aspect ratios), but you can always create your own format with vfc.

I am using 2048x1152 on a V10 Fuel, so it's definitely possible :)

EDIT: There could be a problem with the refresh rate, though -- I'm not sure if the VPro can output this resolution at 120Hz. It would be best to borrow such a display and try it out before making any purchases.


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Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:51 am 
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I have also seen that some of those "120Hz" monitors actually insert black images in between the ones from the computer" and aren't actually refreshing the image at 120Hz.

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