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I own a Samsung Syncmaster 931BF 19" monitor. I'm happy with it.Always wanted another monitor next to it which would display extra sub panels that would clutter the main screen if expanded.For example, I would put the FMC, GPS and maybe weather radar on the second screen.I thought I'd get a smaller 15" monitor as my desktop is not big. But these have disappeared from the market apparently.So would a portable dvd player with a 7" screen be an option at all? I can get them pretty cheap, like 75$They come with a usb cable. Is it possibe to rig them up as a second monitor?Eytan Ornstein

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I own a Samsung Syncmaster 931BF 19" monitor. I'm happy with it.Always wanted another monitor next to it which would display extra sub panels that would clutter the main screen if expanded.For example, I would put the FMC, GPS and maybe weather radar on the second screen.I thought I'd get a smaller 15" monitor as my desktop is not big. But these have disappeared from the market apparently.So would a portable dvd player with a 7" screen be an option at all? I can get them pretty cheap, like 75$They come with a usb cable. Is it possibe to rig them up as a second monitor?Eytan Ornstein
--------------Eytan- can't answer re dvd player, but I recently picked up a "like new" IBM 17" LCD for $75 as a replacement for an old 19" CRT.So now I have ACER & IBM LCDs working with a 9 yr old KDS CRT! With a little colour balancing they appear identical. All three mons & keyboard fit into a 44" wide space. For correct viewing all mons should be at right angles to the line of sight- angling the mons as in the pic saves a few inches in total width as does overlapping the bezels. (Overlap is appropriate as long as the monitor surface edges intersect.)Nothing like a wide horizon to improve your flying!Alex ReidDawn final approach into KLAX (Excess blue tones in the pic caused by outside light.)

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