RE: One or two LCD Monitors?

Subject: RE: One or two LCD Monitors?
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 13:30:39 -0400

No. The resolution is usually not high enough. That's WHY they displayed
only the same amount as would normally appear on the laptop's LCD. The
display on the wall is the same amount of info, using bigger, clunkier
pixels that look fine when viewed from afar, but look ... well, clunky
when viewed up close - if you walk near the wall/screen when the
projector is on, you can easily count the pixel dots, whereas you'd have
to get your nose almost to the glass to distinguish the same pixels on
your laptop LCD.
To GET a projector with resolution sufficiently high, you could spend
the same amount of money that would cover the wall with LCD monitors.
HOWEVER, with that said, you could get a good, modern projector and
project the equivalent of a good-sized display onto the wall and indeed
have the desktop realestate... for shorter stacks of paper and other
junk. The modern ones use LEDs and run cooler and quieter than the older
projectors. Still, for more pixels you pay more money... hmmm... TWO
projectors... hmmm.

- Kevin

Nancy Allison asked:
> How about getting an overhead projector? At a startup where they used
> one constantly for meetings, the projected image took up an entire
> 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
> 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
> and everything in it is readable? You would set up your applications
> 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
> 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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