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    Default does anyone remember that 43 inch curved lcd monitor?

    well, my friend managed to find one for sale in san jose, so naturally i drove him 3 hours down there and 3 hours back to pick it up... (he paid gas and lunch ofc)
    anyways. $440 later, and he had this...
    http://www.instash.com/ostendo-crvd-...curved-display
    yeah. that monitor that was showcased 3 or 4 times at CES, and cost $6500-$8000 new? yeah. that monitor. lucky bugger.

    i just wonder how many were made... couldn't have been more than a couple hundred....
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    "The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.” -George Carlin

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    Default Re: does anyone remember that 43 inch curved lcd monitor?

    I must say you have a very lucky friend and that you are also a very nice friend to do all that driving

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    Default Re: does anyone remember that 43 inch curved lcd monitor?

    Very cool!

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    Default Re: does anyone remember that 43 inch curved lcd monitor?

    Pretty cool deal. Too bad the resolution is 2880 x 900... would not be good for CAD work. Fine for just gaming. I'll have to stick with my 2560x1600 30" Dell flat panel a bit longer.
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    Default Re: does anyone remember that 43 inch curved lcd monitor?

    I always loved the concept, but don't love rear projection. Not enough contrast or viewing angle. From what I understand, NEC, Ostendo, and Alienware all sold them, although I'm sure they were in fact all the same monitor produced on the same line with different emblems slapped on.

    Still, for a bargain I would pick one up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLHarrell View Post
    Pretty cool deal. Too bad the resolution is 2880 x 900... would not be good for CAD work. Fine for just gaming. I'll have to stick with my 2560x1600 30" Dell flat panel a bit longer.
    yeah, i as well wish the res was a bit better. but all he does is game, so it's perfect for him...

    Quote Originally Posted by d_stilgar View Post
    I always loved the concept, but don't love rear projection. Not enough contrast or viewing angle. From what I understand, NEC, Ostendo, and Alienware all sold them, although I'm sure they were in fact all the same monitor produced on the same line with different emblems slapped on.

    Still, for a bargain I would pick one up.
    they aren't rear projection from the way i understand it. it's like 3 lcd screens glued together, and controlled by a dlp controller....
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    Default Re: does anyone remember that 43 inch curved lcd monitor?

    No, they are definitely rear projection. It's essentially four rear projection systems projecting to one screen with a single controller. I'm not saying it's bad, but it definitely has the same limitations of all rear projection monitors.

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    Default Re: does anyone remember that 43 inch curved lcd monitor?

    Looks like rear projection using LCD panels in a short throw configuration rather than a DLP type projector with lenses and a longer throw. LCD panels by themselves cannot create a seamless edge to edge picture. Interesting tech. I'd love to get my hands on a setup, see what makes it tick, and see about adjusting it for my own uses with higher resolution panels. Could you imagine (3) 30" Dell flat panels (2560x1600) in portrait mode with no bezels?

    Or I might have to just wait for the 4K panels to start being affordable.
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    Default Re: does anyone remember that 43 inch curved lcd monitor?

    I think I'm waiting for high pixel density 4K monitors as well before I upgrade. This guy is doing crazy stuff with his setups all the time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBj3RfMGOV0

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