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20" TFT Flat Panel For SGI

Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Feb 10, 2003 12:08 pm

I'm planning on buying a 1600x1200 flat panel for my Indigo2 (and future Octane). I've found one which I can pick up locally and easily return if it doesn't work as expected:

http://shop3.outpost.com/product/3494543

According to the listed specs it supports sync on green, so it should work great. However I figured I'd ask if anyone has other suggestions before I go ahead with it :)

I already have an UltraSpec SGI 13w3 -> HD-15 adapter: http://www.ultraspec.com/pcatalog.asp?pID=1395-SGI
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Unread postby max_impact » Mon Feb 10, 2003 6:14 pm

Nice choice :D

I was under the impression that most lcd screens would work (at least with O2/Octane) because they ignore the SOG signal anyhow....

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Unread postby Shtoink » Mon Feb 10, 2003 11:12 pm

Must be nice having the extra cash to spend on those kind of cool things :wink:

I suppose that's all part of being single, though....

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Unread postby nekonoko » Tue Feb 11, 2003 2:29 am

max_impact wrote:Nice choice :D

I was under the impression that most lcd screens would work (at least with O2/Octane) because they ignore the SOG signal anyhow....


I'm not sure ... I was going to try this model even before I even found out it did SOG; it's an added bonus :)
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Unread postby ph0enix » Tue Feb 11, 2003 2:41 am

Shtoink wrote:...I suppose that's all part of being single, though....


Well, it depends... as long as you're not part of these scary headlines like "Single arrested due to sexual harassment of his computer!" :)

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Unread postby Shtoink » Tue Feb 11, 2003 9:32 am

ph0enix wrote:Well, it depends... as long as you're not part of these scary headlines like "Single arrested due to sexual harassment of his computer!" :)


Good point...

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Unread postby max_impact » Tue Feb 11, 2003 8:07 pm

nekonoko wrote:I'm not sure ... I was going to try this model even before I even found out it did SOG; it's an added bonus :)


I'm not 100%, but I'm sure I read some logic about that a while back. I'd love one of the big widescreen SGI flat panels - got a quote on one a while back and they weren't hideously priced... :shock:

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Unread postby Shtoink » Tue Feb 11, 2003 10:39 pm

Most those really nice 50+ inch plasma displays happen to have DVI connectors. Apearently from what I have heard, they don't like to play nice with PeeCees, but I wonder if they support SOG and would run well on and SGI?

That would totally rock! 8)

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Unread postby nekonoko » Tue Feb 11, 2003 11:22 pm

I'm just excited by the prospect of using 1600x1200 with no 60Hz flicker :)
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Unread postby max_impact » Wed Feb 12, 2003 6:55 am

I saw a presentation a while back with SGI and a special projector that gave a 3D image on a screen at 100+-inches..... just through the use of regular polarized glasses as opposed to the usual "Crystal Eyes" type which cost a small fortune :shock:

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Unread postby psergiu » Thu Feb 13, 2003 12:51 am

Yep - the lenses are polarised NE-SW and NW-SE. ( i have a pair of glasses from an HP Visualize presentation which used a simmilar screen)

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See for yourself ...

Unread postby RageX » Thu Feb 13, 2003 8:30 am

Shtoink wrote:Most those really nice 50+ inch plasma displays happen to have DVI connectors. Apearently from what I have heard, they don't like to play nice with PeeCees, but I wonder if they support SOG and would run well on and SGI?

That would totally rock! 8)


http://brighton.ncsa.uiuc.edu/~prajlich/

Click on the first picture for more images of this dudes office. The CAVE and WALL stuff is cool as well.

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Re: See for yourself ...

Unread postby nekonoko » Thu Feb 13, 2003 10:53 am

That is very cool! I can see why he switched back to standard sized monitors though ... looks like he's sitting a little too close :)
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Re: See for yourself ...

Unread postby ph0enix » Thu Feb 13, 2003 11:23 am

nekonoko wrote:That is very cool! I can see why he switched back to standard sized monitors though ... looks like he's sitting a little too close :)


Who cares.. ;-) That one is really one of these "must have"... Maybe it's one of these affordable things in my next life... :wink:

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Re: See for yourself ...

Unread postby nekonoko » Thu Feb 13, 2003 11:25 am

I didn't say I wouldn't want one myself 8)
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