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    Monitors or Projector?

    Hi all, just wondering, if you had a choice, what would you get for your outside visual: Matrox Triplehead2go with 3 22" LCD monitors or a projector? And don't suggest to me the Triplehead2go and 3 projectors.... that's definitely not in the budget unfortunately.

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    Bottom line really is, what ever your budget allows. Projectors are obviously more costly

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    Quote Originally Posted by andarlite View Post
    Hi all, just wondering, if you had a choice, what would you get for your outside visual: Matrox Triplehead2go with 3 22" LCD monitors or a projector? And don't suggest to me the Triplehead2go and 3 projectors.... that's definitely not in the budget unfortunately.

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    Well if I had to go with 3 22" monitors I would defiantly go projector. So 3 projectors is out of the question, what about 3 bigger monitors?
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    I could get a reasonably decent XGA projector for the same cost as the Triplehead2go and 2 more 22" LCD (I already have one). That's about all that I'm allowed to spend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andarlite View Post
    I could get a reasonably decent XGA projector for the same cost as the Triplehead2go and 2 more 22" LCD (I already have one). That's about all that I'm allowed to spend.

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    Then I would go with the projector... Just make sure it does 1024x768 native resolution!
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    Personally I'd go with the 3 biggest monitors I could get and then I'd get 3 fresnel lenses. A lot of people think that the lenses are not very good but if installed correctly, they will give you an incredible view thats also collimated. If you install them together then you will have a HUGE field of view.

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    Hi Henry,

    I am biased but I use the TH2GO with 3 monitors. I am only using 17" CRT's at the moment, but will upgrade soon to 3x20" LCD's. Even with the CRT's the experience is awesome! Remember the TH2GO is limited to 3840x768 in Widescreen mode, so bigger monitors won't necessarily allow you to see more, everything will just look bigger.

    My experience with Fresnel lenses wasn't the greatest either. I used one in front of a 20" CRT and while it gives great depth perception it's at the expense of fine detail (everything is reasonably blurry) and you need to be sitting right in front or you can't see anything. This rules out any passengers enjoying the flight with you (that is if your cockpit is set up for two). In fact a gaming system called Bugeye was released a few years back using 3 monitors housed with fresnel lenses but it didn't take off. Partly due to the $2000USD price tag!

    Obviously 3 projectors will give the best view, but you've got to have the money and room. Also I don't fancy having to turn the lights out every time I want to fly. With monitors I can fly in the dark for great atmos, or with the lights blazing simulating real daylight flight, doesn't matter.

    That's just my two bobs worth, but no matter which way you go get the Triple Head 2 Go, it's a ripper with little impact on frame rates.

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    I'll go TripleHead2Go Digital version and 3840 x 1024 resolution. First with CRT's and eventually with LCD's. Also I'm waiting a bit for the 8800GTS with 640 MB (required for the high resolution) price to drop to 250 Euro.

    @Kennair: what native resolution do your widescreens have? 1280 x 768 ?
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    TH2G and widescreens

    Hi guys,

    I have a quaetion about using the TH2G with 3 24" widescreen LCD's. Any idea what the difference in "picture" quality is between the widescreens and "normal" screens. Seems most LCD's above 20" are all widescreen, so am a little bit concerned that all the o/s views will look stretched! Anything in Windows or MSFS to manage that?

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    Thats no problem at all. I use a 20"widescreen for my desktop, windows recognizes the native resolution of the screen (1600x1200) and the desktop has the same resolution. No stretching...just more space.


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