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babelfish
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2006-04-13, 22:20

Ok so this guy (Crazy Jon) hooked up TWELVE 30 inch dell monitors on a blank wall with SIX Geforce 7900 GTX vid cards and three 1000 Watt power supplies. On top of that on his regular desk he has five 30 inch Apple Cinema Displays!!

Is this not the most crazy home computer set up ever??

http://gadgets.qj.net/Wall-O-Monitor...g/49/aid/21281

The funny thing is since there are so many Dell monitors each one looks kinda small haha
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Jerman
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2006-04-13, 22:49

Oh gosh. Thought my 20" 2005FPW I owned for a little while was pretty big... That is ridiculous!
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Wyatt
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2006-04-13, 23:06

Virginia Tech has a similar setup using Apple 30" displays (same panel as the Dells) in one of their visualization labs.

http://www.apple.com/science/profiles/sio/
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billybobsky
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2006-04-13, 23:08

Why not use a fucking high res projector?????????????????????<-- There aren't enough of these in the world.
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Jerman
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2006-04-13, 23:32

The high rez projector wouldn't be nearly as high resolution as this is... Projectors come in, what, up to 1280x1024? This setup is the equivelent of 7680x6400. That's huge! (Edit: which btw is 49,152,000 pixels!)
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Moogs
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2006-04-14, 08:25

[styx]
he's got toooo much *clap clap* time on his hands...
it's hard to believe such a calamity
he's got toooo much *clap clap* time on his hands...
[/styx]


...into the light of a dark black night.
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pscates2.0
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2006-04-14, 08:34

[styx outtake/studio bootleg]
And he ain't getting laid...
Oh baby no...
None for hiiiiim
[/styx outtake/studio bootleg]
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Edna Crabtree
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2006-04-14, 11:03

(Styx, cont.)

The problem's plain to see: Too much technology

Machinesto save our lives
machines de-humanize.

The time has come at last - secret
secret - I've got a secret

To throw away this mask - secret
secret - I've got a secret

Now everyone can see - secret
secret - I've got a secret

My true identity - I'm Dell-roy
Dell-roy !
Dell-roy !
Dell-roy !
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Ryan
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2006-04-14, 13:57

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerman
The high rez projector wouldn't be nearly as high resolution as this is... Projectors come in, what, up to 1280x1024? This setup is the equivelent of 7680x6400. That's huge! (Edit: which btw is 49,152,000 pixels!)
Actually with the 1080p Ruby LCoS projector from Sony and the H81 DLP projector from Optoma they now come in resolutions up to 1920x1080. Still no where near this guys setup, but they're pretty impressive with the right material.
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2006-04-15, 00:45

I bet "Crazy John" has a lot of "Crazy Consumer Debt"!
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Sauvblanc
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2006-05-02, 20:55

The Virginia guys ain't got nothing on this group...50 (!!!) 30 inch displays powered by 25 PowerMacs. Wow!

http://www.apple.com/science/profiles/hiperwall/
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alcimedes
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2006-05-02, 21:04

I guess TigerWoods99's girlfriend finally came out of her coma and he posted his computer setup online.

I'll be damned.

(edit: apparently the half life for internet jokes is a lot shorter than 4 years, apologies).

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Caveat Emptor - Latin for tough titty
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Robo
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2006-05-02, 22:31

I really want a 1080p projector, but I don't even want to know how expensive they are.

Heck, I want a 1080p set, period. I'm pretty convinced that, after all the dust settles, 1080p will be "the" high definition. But now, they're still pretty expensive.

and i guess i've known it all along / the truth is, you have to be soft to be strong
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Ryan
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2006-05-02, 23:45

I don't want to steer this thread off course, but the Ruby can be had for about $7500 online. The H81's MSRP will be $10,000 to begin with, so it should street at around $9000 after about a month.

Maybe we should resurrect the HD thread in General Discussion.
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Robo
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2006-05-03, 16:44

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryan
I don't want to steer this thread off course, but the Ruby can be had for about $7500 online. The H81's MSRP will be $10,000 to begin with, so it should street at around $9000 after about a month.
I said I didn't want to know how expensive they were.

Ouch. I figured they were expensive, but those prices surprise me.

I'm torn, because I'd love a projector, and they are getting more economical (on the lower end, anyway), but I also don't want "sort-of-HD." If I'm dropping a ton of cash (for me, anyway) on a nice TV set, I'm not sure if I'd want to "settle" for 720p.

and i guess i've known it all along / the truth is, you have to be soft to be strong
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Ryan
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2006-05-03, 21:58

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roboman
I said I didn't want to know how expensive they were.

Ouch. I figured they were expensive, but those prices surprise me.

I'm torn, because I'd love a projector, and they are getting more economical (on the lower end, anyway), but I also don't want "sort-of-HD." If I'm dropping a ton of cash (for me, anyway) on a nice TV set, I'm not sure if I'd want to "settle" for 720p.
Hopefully, some other manufacturers will start announcing 1080p projectors. I'm sure BenQ has something in store, and I recall reading something about a Sim2 unit, but if it's from Sim2 it'll waaaaay more than $10,000.

Anyway, I'm going to go start a high definition thread, so we don't steer this one *more* off-topic.
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