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Angle of monitor for display in cabinet?
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:42:16 pm »
Is there a normal accepted angle that a display is normally set at in order to provide best visibility?  I currently have my control panel angled 10 degrees downward but I'm not sure if there is a normally accepted angle for the display itself...  :dunno

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Re: Angle of monitor for display in cabinet?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 08:29:36 pm »
Original cabinets ran the spectrum from monitors that were straight up and down to ones that we almost completely facing up. Need to see your cabinet to make a suggestion. However 10 degrees back is generally safe with all designs.
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Re: Angle of monitor for display in cabinet?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 04:49:30 am »
I guess it's also depending on the height of the monitor. And your own height. When you are looking down on the screen I would say it can be angled down more...

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Re: Angle of monitor for display in cabinet?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 07:16:20 am »
Here is how I have it right now:


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Re: Angle of monitor for display in cabinet?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 08:16:16 am »
During my design phase - I set it all up on a bench and checked everything against the design in Sketchup.


Doing an ergonomic walk through was worth the effort. 
From my original design I changed:
- Angle of CP
- Height of screen
- Angle of screen
- CP layout

I think the height of the CP was the only thing I got right..
Worth doing a mockup and play your favorite game to make sure it feels right..

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Re: Angle of monitor for display in cabinet?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 09:06:50 am »
During my design phase - I set it all up on a bench and checked everything against the design in Sketchup.

Doing an ergonomic walk through was worth the effort. 
From my original design I changed:
- Angle of CP
- Height of screen
- Angle of screen
- CP layout

I think the height of the CP was the only thing I got right..
Worth doing a mockup and play your favorite game to make sure it feels right..

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Re: Angle of monitor for display in cabinet?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2018, 12:32:20 am »
A frankenpanel like that generally means the monitor should be straight up or slightly tilted back. Might want to reconsider that panel shape for a normal rectangle or the slight front curve that people like now, those corners are really just good for poking people in the stomach.
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Re: Angle of monitor for display in cabinet?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2018, 08:42:42 am »
A frankenpanel like that generally means the monitor should be straight up or slightly tilted back. Might want to reconsider that panel shape for a normal rectangle or the slight front curve that people like now, those corners are really just good for poking people in the stomach.
Point well-taken

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Re: Angle of monitor for display in cabinet?
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2018, 06:50:12 am »
About 60 degrees from horizontal is typical, similar to NBA Jam and the like, as well as the Asian cabinets. Seems to be the best for multi-game cabs. I like it.

  
 

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