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Re: <News> - Monitor envy!
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007, 02:51:50 am »
That would be one huge cab...

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Re: <News> - Monitor envy!
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007, 12:12:01 pm »
At a computer summer camp back in the 90s we had a "wicked fast" 40MHz Macintosh IIfx with 4 double monitor cards and one single monitor card in it, and did that.

Arrange all nine monitors next to one another in a semi circle around the chair.  Start the mouse at one end and spin and spin and spin it.

We also tried the 3 columns of 3 monitors, but it was hard to stack them close without building a special piece of furniture.

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Re: <News> - Monitor envy!
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007, 01:27:35 pm »
How do you spread
one image across so many monitors?
The most I've been able to do is three.
Anyone know the specific set up to
accomplish this?

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Re: <News> - Monitor envy!
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2007, 02:44:10 pm »
I think you need some kind of video processor/splitter (at least that's how they used to do it in the department stores with those huge 3x3 matrices of CRT monitors). 
http://sewelldirect.com/digital-magic-atsc-ntsc-splitter-switch.asp

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Re: <News> - Monitor envy!
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2007, 04:55:51 pm »
Nvida's nView software has "Multiview spanning mode for up to 16 monitors". When you're in Control Panel/Settings you can move icons that represent the screens into any position you'd like (usually matching their physical layout).

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Re: <News> - Monitor envy!
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2007, 10:42:05 pm »
I've seen the GLTron pic, it's kinda old. I'm wondering what monitors they're using for the first pic - they have no borders between them.

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Re: <News> - Monitor envy!
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2007, 12:31:48 am »
Nvida's nView software has "Multiview spanning mode for up to 16 monitors". When you're in Control Panel/Settings you can move icons that represent the screens into any position you'd like (usually matching their physical layout).

That's similar to the way it's done on a Mac. The only limit to how many displays you can have is how many slots you have to install video cards. The most I ever did at one time was 4. I've been running a dual monitor setup since about 1998, though. It's great for design apps. One screen to for the artwork, the other for palettes. The tricky part is getting the color calibrated so that they match up.

Here's what my Mac OS 10.4's monitor arrangement screen looks like with a 21" and a 15":

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