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The Best, Most Bezel(less) screens for Eyefinity

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  1. inferKNOX

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    I did some Googling and didn't find any such a thing, so I thought it'd be worth discussing what are the best monitors for use the ATi's Eyefinity, ie those with the least bezel, etc, which would feel most seamless when used together, here would be worth it.

    I've been thinking about it more and more, and am starting to think that if I can I will opt to get 2 more monitors... I was thinking maybe 2 Samsung T240s to place either side of my T260 since they're all 1920x1200.
    Even though I don't/didn't really want to buy until there's some sorta 3D standard and the screens I buy support it and are at least LED backlit, if not OLED, one can always sell off and re-upgrade, right?;)

    So for all those thinking about the monitors that would make the most fluid fit, what do you guys suggest? Please put some pic of the monitor(s) you suggest, but not too big please.
    Just make a zoom of the bezel/whatever if you want to highlight it.:toast:

    I pose my idea T240 (left) T260 (center) T240 (right):
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    Thoughts?
     

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    Even though they are the same res the monitors you are proposing are different sizes so things won't lineup properly from the middle screen to the side screens. When I first got my 5870 I decided to try out Eyefinity with my existing 22" Samsung (1680X1050) and added a couple of Samsung 20" 1680X1050) on the sides. The difference in sizes meant nothing lined up and it drove me nuts. I ended up buying 3 identical AOC 23" 1920X1080 monitors. The other advantage of having identical monitors would be that the color settings should match right out of the box. Trying to get the 3 different montors to give the same colors was impossible.

    My bezels are wider than I would like but the price of the monitors was too hard to resist.
     
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    In order to get bezel(less) monitors, just remove the casing! Then remount in a custom setup and have a breathtaking bezel(less) setup! Might require some electronics knowledge, and a lot of balls to mess with an expensive monitor.
     
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    you'll still end up with a bit of border
     
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    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    it's incredibly easy to dissect the panel up to the point that razaron is mentioning.. some lcd's have a less of a metal border while others have more.. but you can take off the metal frame most of the time.. just have to watch out as you are exposing the ffc's and they may or may not be secured..

    i've stripped down 4 different lcd hdtv's (actually did one last night :p) to the bare (further than the picture..

    if i was doing an eyefinity, i'd probably go all out and do something like that.. but you'd need some sort of custom enclosure to hold the panels..

    if you need help, drop me a pm or something...
     
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    Shame you cannot get smaller MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC DLP TV's as the baurder of those is very small.
     
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    I have 3x acer p235h

    the bezel of one is .6in(1.52cm) I position them so that one is mostly in front of the other.
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    you know better. we like pics and links not just one
     
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    [​IMG]

    more later, sry

    how should i take them?
     
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    NICE! :D

    Now how about a picture from where your eyes would be when using your rig so we can see the idea better
     
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    i'll have to make a montage. lol my camera can't fit all three from where i sit. i will make it work though :)

    thank you :) It took me awhile to get to this point, and i do work pretty hard for it. sooo worth it though.


    i'll update with more pics soon.
     
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    moar pics:

    ok it's merged, so pardon the cuts
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    this shows the overlap between 1 & 2
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    and this is the whole setup with tv
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    it's set up wide, not narrow.

    one more for thoroughness :)
    [​IMG]
     
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    I just got a acer p235h yesterday,it dont have the hdmi but it does have a hdcp dvi socket :D

    Nice setup digibucc
     
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    Ok, I get where you're coming from, but does the vertical size difference of <1" make that much of a difference or do you think it was just that you felt too critical about it?
    With T240s and T260s, virtually everything is the same, except the minor size difference of 1.5" (T260 is actually 25.5"), so things like colour coordination are a non-issue. Fairly large bezel though, but well... trying to make the most of what I've got to work with. Don't think I'd ever afford 3xT260s, that's why I'm looking at T240s. Also, I don't wanna sell my beloved T260!!:shadedshu:cry:
    The only true bezelless setup is projectors lined up, but that is not within a reasonable budget or lifespan.
    As for opening up monitors... that's for die-hards, since as razaron said, there will always be some border, so the end doesn't justify the means.
    That's a cool stand, but what to put in it?

    @digibucc
    Thanks for the cool shots!:rockout:

    EDIT: If there's a couple of things I've learnt, it's that Dell, Samsung and Acer make decent screens, the latter 2 at decent prices (don't know about Dell). Looking at the Dell 24"+ line-up (I look at 1920x1200 rezo screens coz I prefer 16:10 ratio and HD), I must say, their bezels look minimal, and if I know Dell screens, quality is maximal.:cool:
    Serious contenders for the best Eyefinity screens I think. Thoughts?
     
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    i hope that monitor not cost too much....

    maybe about $ 200 to 250, so... if my monitor are broken, i can take that one. :rockout:
     
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    It does cost quite a bit, cost me about ZAR5000, so about US$625.:shadedshu
    Ha ha ha, nevermind if your monitor gets broken, what about if that monitor gets broken? I'll go crazy, lol!:twitch:
    That is one other problem with moving to higher end, if it dies, you feel like doing the same.:laugh:
    Maybe I should just sell it and by 3xT240s...:cry:
     
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    [​IMG]

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    No it's not mine :p

    But that is bezelless, so I figured it would be good to post it :laugh:
     
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