Jack Luminous wrote:
I was looking at the Philips Brilliance 298P4QJEB/00, 21/9 ratio with "multiview" functionality (basically two different video sources on screen side-by-side).
I have no experience at all with the DCD. Bought one last year and haven't connected it yet. Does the above sound like a feasible plan ?
I can't comment on the DVI-to whatever conversion but I have a monitor that takes multiple inputs to create one display. Using a DCD with it, it works fine.
It does do a little dance about 50% of the time on startup - it comes up with two copies of the desktop running side-by-side rather than one large one. Just fiddle around with the two cursors (sometimes hard to know which one goes with which screen, if one doesn't do anything then use the other one), open Display Properties (xsetmon), and re-choose the 2@ resolution you want. Once in a while have to do that a couple times, if it's being stubborn. Sometimes it will come right up perfectly. I have messed with this some but it seems to be just The Way It Is.
Otherwise, it's good. With a DCD you will get a parting line down the middle of the screen if you drag a window through it. That's because the dcd refreshes one half at a time, too fast to be seen but if you move something through it, you can see an edge. It's not really annoying.
I believe Mia is also running one of these, maybe he can chime in here about whether he has the same situation.
Not sure you can run 1280 x 1080 @ 70 though. You don't need 70, whatever is the lowest refresh the panel will sync will be fine. These are not crt's. Unless you are playing games, you cannot tell
if the monitor is running at even 31 herz refresh. Even with movies.
That's a pretty neat monitor. They should be curved, then you could watch Cinerama Holiday
(if you don't mind an hour's worth of sailing ships making six knots. The tobaggan run was fun though.)
What could go wrong ?
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