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I am currently doing some work rendered out at 1920x1080 full HD.


However i don't have a HD workstation.


The graphics card in my laptop has the ability to drive a monitor/tv with full 1080p resolution.


Am i right in thinkin then that in order to view my HD work all i need to do is connect my laptop to a full HD monitor and set the monitor to be the only display and then set the resolution to 1920x1200???


Ok this is where the problem lies. I thought that would be the case but clearly not. The TV i was connected to to practice is a full 1080p res TV, but it stated in the manual that it can only display this res through a HDMI cable.


The highest res i could get through the PC input was around 13??x7??


Fair enough this is still HD but only 720.


Therefore if i want to get full viewing capabilities from my renders, i would need a monitor that has a PC input resolution of 1920x1200????


If this is the case, does anybody have any suggestions as to which one would be good.


I have picked out this one, but can anyone guide me as to whether this will do what i need it to do. All i need is to be able to view renders and animations projected from my laptop on the monitor in full HD??


Here is the monitor i found:


Samsung SM-245B PLUS 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black



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Hi Dave, from the cadassist technical support team, as you know you only need 1080 and not 1200, this monitor looks nice, but its aspect ratio is 16:10 not 16.9 but that shouldn't be a problem as your playback software should be able to maintain the aspect ratio of the orig movie, but you still need a graphics card that can deliver 1920x1080 or 1200 to the samsung, and you state that it will only output that over the hdmi, if the monitor has a hdmi input then you are ok, but it doesnt state it in the specs. you can get dvi to hdmi converters, and I think you can probably get them the other way round too. you can even get USB-DVI monitor dongles for driving additional monitors from your PC (not sure if they support the resolution you need though). A quick call to overclockers should be able to confirm the additional inputs of the monitor your looking at.

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cheers john, whats with the cadassist comments? :)


i've not been with cadassist all that long so any bad experience you may have had, it wasn't me :D


and unfortunately being part of the technical support team doesn't necessarily mean i know about hardware and specs. we have another team for that. i just have to drive the software (max) and know how to use it :confused:


which company do you work for???

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You can display 1080 video on a 1920x1200 monitor. It just stretches or inserts letterbox depending on your software (letterbox is better). That monitor is good, I have at work. It's a TN screen (color accuracy isn't great) so if you also want very accurate color have a look at the Dell or similar S-PVA type LCD.


Or go on Amazon.com and get a DVI-to-HDMI cable for maybe $10, I have one for my laptop and it works well.

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Hi Dave no worries, me and Cadassist where done many years ago(tech support & training)...its ok, i was made redundant, it was probably my attidude, I didn't like being challenged on what i know or knew about xyz, Which was more than just 3DSMAX, but those other skills where under utilized,


I just thought it was funny that something so simple could not have been answered in -house.. I hope you get where I am comming from. I believe the situations where constructed to force me to leave, THe first major row with the boss, if i remember correctly was about my advices, that they needed a software RIP to enhance the Plotters printing functionality & speed...another about quark express, and a few others, basically I felt I was being squeezed, (but I suppose thats what happens when you work for bosses)... but when they brought in a lot of new people from other companies that had gone bust(sucked the juice out of them & then let them go too) they had to prune out the people they didnt need, and to be honest they didnt get that much work for me to do, as I didn't know the Mechanical & Cad software side of things, I can see the logic.


Just doing 3DSMAX all the time is a bit of a pain when you want to do so much more, like photography & video, and other CG stuff where ever possible.


Sorry to Upset you didn't mean to... I can't be all that bad, as now I am offering tech support for free, and I suppose if there is a little sour grapes in there, its because I am offering it to the company that used to pay me...


I did see one monitor on the overclockers site(was more expensive) with HDMI input, it was a dell, but you should be able to get that from work at cost! GIve it a go, and try not to drop me in it, as the last time I was there it was cordial.

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haha, no worries jon, this is for personal use anyway not related. i know what you mean tho, i love max, but they got me doin revit arch and struc, sketchup, civil 3d, photoshop, premiere and other stuff i don't wanna do but hey. i just see it as experience to go on my CV. oh and they got me training some apps as well now.


where you workin at now?? any jobs goin :)

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Hi Dave, I just freelance, with a little more variety these days, Cadassist was my first fulltime job, may be the last (I like being my own boss, but dont like being skint), it lasted 3 years so I was proud of it, even if the feeling wasn't mutual, but it is after all just biz' I suppose. Good Luck and I suppose with skills in ll the architectural stuff you should be able to do well in a lot of places.

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looking for one with a glossy screen so the colours in my print designs and animations have the extra boost/sharpness that you don't get with the matte screens.


any suggestions, i'm not picky but i'm looking for a 24" 1920x1200 glossy screen monitor, that has a reasonable price and a good spec


i'm no tech expert so could do with help finding one

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  • 2 weeks later...

i would suggest the Samsung 2493HM too i just got one but the buttons are touch (and i hate them) and the calibration with it gave me nightmares the software sucks or it may be cause i use Vista

as for the look they sure look so coooool

Dear derik do u have problems with calibrating those ?do u use vista ?cause the software that came with this Lcd doesn't work (even after installing the new version for vista from samsung's site)

thanks for any input man

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Yep, the touch buttons aren't great, but of all the reviews I read that was the only complaint. They're also super bright, we've got them turned down to 65%


fadi3d: We haven't bothered calibrating them beyond reducing the brightness. They're pretty much in line with the rest of the office now (Samsung 204B monitors).

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