RE: One or two LCD Monitors?

Subject: RE: One or two LCD Monitors?
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:49:14 -0500

Yes, you can project your video. It's very common for presentations,
however, you need a dimmed room because daylight and most overhead
light will wash out the projection. Also the bulb life can be rather
short when used constantly, and you need to run cables to the

It probably isn't as practical for a monitor replacement as it seems.
The resolution you use would dictate the size of the screen, and the
available real estate wouldn't be any bigger than your video card
could drive. There are probably other restraints that would make it
less viable as well.


>How about getting an overhead projector? At a startup where they used
>one constantly for meetings, the projected image took up an entire wall.
>However, they only displayed in it the same amount they would on their
>laptop screen.
>Is there a way to project on a wall that's close to you (say, your desk
>is against that wall, so the image is only 3 feet or so away)? Can you
>jigger the projection area so it's, say, 3 feet wide and two feet high,
>and everything in it is readable? You would set up your applications so
>that they would appear on your original monitor using, say, 12" across
>and 8" deep, even if your mjonitor is much bigger, and all the things
>you jam into it would be too small to read on the monitor, but would be
>perfectly legible on your wall.
>Does anyone do this? Is it possible? It would be so wonderful for my
>small home office where I need every scrap of space and would love to
>get rid of my monitor.

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