Below are unboxing images from 4 class 32 inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV from Samsung (LE32D400). Model is old, but we need screen resolution of 1360×768 using HDMI/DVI with big pixel size, and this is almost perfect fit for $400 or EUR 280.
Some time ago I bought ATI 5750 Eyefinity edition to use with 3 computer displays. The problem was, that it is impossible to use 3rd monitor with ‘passive DisplayPort to DVI cable’.
The solution for me was to use second video card, which led to another problem / error – The color scheme has been changed to Windows 7 Basic.
Yesterday I solved both problems by buying a new HP ZR24w 24-inch LCD Monitor with 3 inputs – VGA, DVI-D and DisplayPort and 5 USB 2.0. It is an expensive monitor (~600 USD including VAT), but monitor has nice ‘Pivot rotation’ feature and Native resolution 1920 x 1200.
So my new setup:
- LG 37″ LCD TV Full HD – using hdmi – hdmi cable
- HP 24″ LCD 1200×1920 – using DisplayPort – DisplayPort cable
- Samsung 19″ LCD – using DVI – VGA (D-sub) – VGA cable
My old Samsung 22″ LCD 1680×1050 goes to 2 monitor setup – 46 inch Samsung LE46B55 + Samsung 22″. This setup runs on two EVGA GTX470 cards in SLI mode.
If you have big monitor with high resolution (1680×1050 or 1920×1080) and you have used keyboard shortcut alt+tab, then you may have noticed that thumbnails looks small and ugly. To get bigger thumbnails and icons when pressing alt+tab in Windows 7 use the following registry files:
- run windows-7-alt-tab-big-thumbnails-1680×1050.reg if you are using 1680×1050 resolution;
- run windows-7-alt-tab-big-thumbnails-1920×1080.reg if you are using 1920×1080 resolution;
- run windows-7-alt-tab-big-thumbnails-default.reg to revert back to Windows 7 default.
Here is an article that covers some of these registry values in detail – cybernetnews.com
Tested on Windows 7 64-bit, but should work on Vista too. Restart is not required.