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    projectors vs flat TV

    Just floating the idea.
    As the prices drop daily, a 50" HD TV costs roughly the price of a good projector.
    Definition and colors are better
    Do not need a dark environment
    Can be really close= smaller sim room

    The only problem I see (appropriate word) is the framing of each TV.

    Ideas, comments, experience welcome
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    I'd say it highly depends upon what you're building. Some simpit a projection tv just wouldn't work well with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BHawthorne View Post
    I'd say it highly depends upon what you're building. Some simpit a projection tv just wouldn't work well with.

    B737 as indicated.
    Projection TV have a terrible definition. I'm referring to Flat screen HD TV's
    I have recently seen some 50" around $1000.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackpilot View Post

    Theoreticly the bottom example would work well. You'd need 2 Matrox DualHead2Go boxes and use Windows XP horizontal-span mode all ran through the best single video card you can afford. The top example is the reason why you'd use triplehead projection on a curved screen and not LCD/tvs.

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    Well the bottom one does not work well and I am talking from experience. The center where the left and right come together is the problem. When you are on approach, you can not see the runway. The first one works much better.

    Quote Originally Posted by BHawthorne View Post
    Theoreticly the bottom example would work well. You'd need 2 Matrox DualHead2Go boxes and use Windows XP horizontal-span mode all ran through the best single video card you can afford. The top example is the reason why you'd use triplehead projection on a curved screen and not LCD/tvs.
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    You may find some of the comments here: http://www.avsim.com/project757/pics/week24.html to be of interest. The Lehkamps worked with multiple Sony CRT monitors in late 2002 as part of their 767 sim.

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    Red face Could you please expand on this Bob

    Well the bottom one does not work well and I am talking from experience. The center where the left and right come together is the problem. When you are on approach, you can not see the runway. The first one works much better.

    Could you please expand on this Bob as I am not sure what you mean

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    There is a program out there that can resolve

    HI

    Whilst on the subject I believe there is a program out there that can resolve most of the problems using multiple screens ???

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by tasmanet View Post
    HI

    Whilst on the subject I believe there is a program out there that can resolve most of the problems using multiple screens ???

    Regards
    No...

    The problem is Microsoft and the major video card manufacturers are a bit short sighted when it comes to making multi-moniter setups just work how they theoretically should. This is no simple answer or piece of software that just fixes it.

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    I can't wait until they develop flexible LCD TFT technology. Can you imagine a 60", or larger wrap-around screen, and needing only one for the entire sim?

    Cheaper than a projector and runs from only one video port on the card.

    Wishful thinking I guess.
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