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10-20-2007, 03:07 PM
My 20 inch POS that I paid 125$ for 3 years ago is on it's way out. I'm not looking for brand names but rather configuration opinions. Some people say get 1 big one (but not too big) others say get 2 or 3 smaller ones.

Recall I'm an old fart with poor vision. On the 20 inch if I set resolution at 1600 x 1200 I can fit 4 tables with no overlap but they are so small they are hard to see. I doubt I would ever play more than 4 FL tables at once.

If I make the transition to NL I would probably be going to 6 tables maybe 8.

Any general thoughts? My friend who bought a 30 inch flat screen says it's too big and wish he got something smaller.


I know some of you like BCBlack and Kununga and a couple others play 8+ NL tables you guys probably see much better than me, no way I could do it with 9 tiny tables.

10-20-2007, 05:05 PM
i got 2 24 inch montiors, i tihnk wide screen, so 1200 1850 res or soemthing not sure, but i loveeee them,

i could never go back to one montior

10-21-2007, 12:41 PM
I use 2 Dell 2007FPs (and a little 15 inch one), I think they are around 20 inch and both 1600x1200 and they work great. A lot of people swear by the 30 inch but I'm perfectly happy with 2 smaller ones.

Maybe if they are a bit small for you at 1600x1200 with a 20 inch you could find bigger ones that you can set to 1600x1200 but I'm not sure. I also don't know much about the actual size of tables using a 30 inch.

I have them about a foot away from me and can see everything fine. Playing on 2 monitors takes a little getting used to but it's easy enough after a while

My current setup looks something like this (full size :D)

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/9639/screenshottb1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

10-21-2007, 01:43 PM
I can see the size of your table in the picture fine, Kunugga. I thought this thing I was using was a 20 inch but I just measured it and It's only 18. I would like to be able to fit 4 tables with no overlap at 1280 x 1024.

Even on this I can fit 4 with no overlap at 1600 x 1200 but they are uncomfortably small. I dont know if the screen shot is the actual size you see but on my screen set at 1280 x 1024 they are each about 9 inch long and 7 high (about 11 diagonal). When I set at 1600 x 1200 they are a little smaller than I would like.

I think this all means I should get about a 22 inch. If you get a chance set your resolution to 1280 x 1024 and let me know how much overlap you get on your 20's

10-21-2007, 02:18 PM
Each table is 10 inches wide at the low resolution and 8 at 1600x1200

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/951/lowresip6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/951/lowresip6.bc9db31474.jpg (http://g.imageshack.us/g.php?h=505&i=lowresip6.jpg)

The tables at battlefield have a little more height to them than most places but the width is the same. You are only going to be able to do 4 tables without overlap at somewhere like full tilt or stars.

10-21-2007, 06:08 PM
Just in todays sunday paper I saw an ad for a 22 inch for 220$ and bought it. It's called a Sceptre. I had a pain in the ass getting the correct drivers for the monitor loaded but have that done now.

Problem is the thing is supposed to go up to 1680 x 1050 but I cant go beyond 1280 x 1024. This presumably means I have to find some driver for my video card since it went to 1600 x 1200 on my old monitor. Windows claims everything is working as it should. It recognizes the monitor gives it's name and model number. Hopefully I dont need a different video card