Re: which monitor has high resolution?
- From: Mike Ruskai <BUTthannydI@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 01:09:18 -0500
On or about Sun, 2 Dec 2007 14:50:39 -0800 (PST) did rjn
<email4rjn@xxxxxxxxx> dribble thusly:
Mike Ruskai <BUTthann...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Any card with a Dual-link DVI-D connector is going
to scale automatically to the panel's native resolution.
Really, in any OS?
Without an OS. My computer's boot screen shows up with no graphics
driver software, scaled to 2560x1600.
I suppose it's conceivable that a card with a DL DVI-D port could lack
that functionality, but it doesn't seem plausible.
The opportunities for unhappy customers are significant
with the gen-1 2560 LCDs. I'm surprised we haven't seen
more complaints like the Inq rant. I'm guessing that the
reason is that most people getting a 30in LCD are also
buying a whole new PC or Mac, and just happen to be
getting a DL graphics card. I presume that the monitors
include a DL cable.
I suppose I'm of the opinion that if you're buying technological
products on your own, it's your responsibility to make sure they'll
work. I don't drop $1800 on a monitor without making sure I have the
equipment necessary to use it, and I doubt you would either.
In another message, you mentioned the inability to
simply plug any old PC into the monitor and see
something on the screen. That's as legitimate a
complaint as one about being not able to plug an SATA
drive into any old computer to add storage.
Not really. A more apt analogy would be buying a
printer for an old LPT port PC, and discovering
that it's USB only. THAT bit a lot of people, and
it took years to get the market to the point where
USB-only printers were a safe sell.
That is a better analogy. For a while, printers were made with both
parallel ports and USB ports, and scanners were made with both SCSI
and USB interfaces.
But now imagine that the printer (or scanner) has a data rate which
precludes operating over the old interface, and it must have USB 2.0,
or perhaps FireWire (which is actually faster in practice).
Such a printer or scanner would certainly be expensive, and not
something bought casually. Should they build in a crippled mode and
add older interfaces, just in case someone with an old PC worth less
than $100 drops, say $1500 on this new device, and expects it to work?
The fact that Dell's 3d try at 30in now has analog
inputs suggests that the market is not yet ready for
DVI (and/or HDMI or DisplayPort)-only monitors.
Too many people have other PCs/laptops kicking around
that they might want to hook up, if only temporarily,
to the new LCD, via DVI single or VGA.
Sure, someone will spend that amount of money after knowing the PC
supports it, then be disappointed when the laptop doesn't. And that
person would certainly be happier with a model that supports many
different resolutions, so older machines could drive it at some level.
But I don't think such people are numerous. Honestly, how many
complaints about 30" monitors do you see, compared to the incidents of
I assure you, the word "tolerate" doesn't enter into
the experience of owning and using a 30" panel
operating at 2560x1600.
Yeah, true. You are either in bliss or
in rage (because it doesn't work at all).
I guess I just can't build up any sympathy for people who spend $1300+
for a piece of technology without checking prerequisites. Let them
rage against their own shortsightedness.
Ignore the Python in me to send e-mail.
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