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Old 03-15-2017, 03:54 PM
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Default Bigger is Better, or is it? Monitors.......

Bigger was not better in my situation, actually, worse.......not nearly as enjoyable.

So I had been on a quest to have a larger monitor for my studio. I currently have a 29" Wide Screen, which is sooooooooo much better than a normal scaled monitor, aka like the one that it replaced, which was a 27" standard monitor.

I found a deal on a 40" HD 1080p TV at Best Buy for a whopping $150. Screen size, it dwarfed my 29" Wide Screen monitor.

I got educated within a few minutes. Even though the screen was significantly bigger, I actually got less information on the screen as everything on the screen was much bigger.

In the end, its all about resolution. Even though the 29" WS Monitor was much smaller, I could get so much more information on the screen, with everything still being visually comfortable, as everything was easy to see/read. I had hoped I would be able to keep the same screen scaling, but just on a larger monitor, so I could get more of the edit screen, top/bottom/side-to-side, and more screen height on the mixer page. You are limited by the screen resolution of an HDTV, so I couldn't use choose a higher screen resolution like I could if it were a typical computer monitor.

What did I learn, a big HD TV is great if the monitor is far away from the Sweet Spot. If the monitor is 30" or less from the Sweet Spot, stick with a traditional monitor. Well, in my not so humble perspective on this one subject alone, not traditional, there is nothing as good as an Ultra Wide Screen Monitor for DAW Work. No way I would ever want to work with a monitor that does not display in that orientation.

I"m now in the market for a 34" Ultra Wide Screen Monitor!!!!!!

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Old 03-15-2017, 04:25 PM
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Default Re: Bigger is Better, or is it? Monitors.......

Costco carries a 34" ultra-wide that would be the same resolution, but bigger(handy for those with less than stellar vision) The tradeoff is how much vertical space you have, but if it works for you, then its right for you
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Old 03-15-2017, 04:27 PM
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Default Re: Bigger is Better, or is it? Monitors.......

1440 pixels high is the sweet spot for me.

Shows all 10 inserts, 10 Sends, I/O, Fader, delay comp perfectly. Everything I want to see.

I set my 32" monitor to this res and have it approx 3.5 ft away.
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Old 03-15-2017, 04:28 PM
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Wow Barry, that setup looks pretty sweet

Would love to work there and I am very impressed what you done with the latest deals you have done! Congrats
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Old 03-15-2017, 04:56 PM
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not cheap but .. both 3440x1440 ...

wow ... https://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronic.../dp/B00JR6GCZA

and another ... https://www.amazon.com/LG-34UM88-P-3.../dp/B01BV1Q0L4
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:42 AM
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This is the model I've been looking at. It runs around $375.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01BM...MAL&ref=plSrch
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:43 AM
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Wow Barry, that setup looks pretty sweet

Would love to work there and I am very impressed what you done with the latest deals you have done! Congrats
Thanks Christopher, yes I have gotten really luck with some great deals over the last year! I feel highly blessed!!!
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:48 AM
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This is the model I've been looking at. It runs around $375.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01BM...MAL&ref=plSrch

hi barry, nice monitor, i was directing towards the ones that are 1440 high !!! as drew mentioned it has the height to show more items ...

but these are definitely heading in the right direction for getting more of the EDIT window into view .. i find myself wanting an entire BAR in the midi editor without scrolling left right all the time ..

can you guys confirm that you can get an entire BAR in these wide screen monitors ?? there is One Zoom level that should be able to do this .. as you know we cannot Scale the Zoom in PT - it has increments

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This is the one I have and I scale it down to what I like.
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This is the model I've been looking at. It runs around $375.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01BM...MAL&ref=plSrch
Keep in mind that this one is only 1080p, hence the low price tag. There are several models above it in the line that all do 1440p. I just bought one of the UB88s, which is basically this one, but at 1440p and with thunderbolt 2. Haven't fired it up yet, but it seems nice enough.

Backlight bleed is an issue with these panels, and it's a bit of a crap shoot as to how bad your specific panel will be.
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