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What's a good Sim Monitor?

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I'm looking to purchase a good Sim Monitor around 24" give or take. Also I currently have a HP 17". Would it be feasible to keep and use the 17" for maybe showing gauges?

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I think it depends in your video card. You will certainly notice the difference going from 17in to 24in.

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I have a AOC E2752Vh and it's an excellent monitor for FSX. It's 27", a bit bigger than what you want, but it has great features. It has a high resolution at 1920x1080, and it also has HDMI, DVI, and VGA inputs. As Will said, check your video card. Also, keep in mind your card will run at a high temperature with 2 monitors connected to it.

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I would recommend the biggest TV you can get. I use a 42" and its great for long flights while sitting on the lazy boy couch with a glass of rum - as real as it gets lol :P   ! 

 

Though to be honest for Short hops I dont mind the laptop at all though (15") with a 17" connected for maps. 

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Bigger screen means higher resolution means stronger GPU and CPU needed. Higher resolution means sharper images. Bigger screen means more immersion. TN monitors suffer from angle-problem. IPS are great, but expensive. IPS also has much better colors. If TV, then you have relatively low resolution for the screen size, meaning you will likely have to put it further away... there is a compromise in everything. There is no good or best sim monitor/screen IMO. All you can chose is the lesser of the evils.

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I bought a QNIX 27inch monitor which runs at 2560x1440 and up to 120hz, which is an IPS monitor with a Samsung panel.

 

Got it for $270USD delivered.

 

I can also highly recommend the Yamakazi Catleap pixel perfect monitors. Great value for money.

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I have an Intel ( R ) HD Graphics.       

1080x 1024 with 32 bit color depth.

Intel ( R ) Core ( TM ) i5-3330 CPU@3.00GHz

 

With the above info. do you think my system can handle the larger screen? Do you think it could handle my old monitor too? Thanks in advance.

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Bigger screen means higher resolution means stronger GPU and CPU needed. Higher resolution means sharper images. Bigger screen means more immersion. TN monitors suffer from angle-problem. IPS are great, but expensive. IPS also has much better colors. If TV, then you have relatively low resolution for the screen size, meaning you will likely have to put it further away... there is a compromise in everything. There is no good or best sim monitor/screen IMO. All you can chose is the lesser of the evils.

 

Sorry Simon, I hate to correct you my firend, but higher sized monitors/TV's don't necessarily come wih higher resolutions, in fact that is the exception rather than the rule. All large TV's as far as I know, run at 1920x1080, even the 50" plasmas! Certainly any of the 37" 42" big screens all run at that resoluton, so in fact they are running at exactly the same resoulution as a 24"! In effect there is no more CPU draw by using a 42" running at 1920x1080 than there is running a 24" at the same resolution. The exception would be running one of the Dell or Apple screens (or similar) that run at 2560x1600, these are true computer monitors, returning a native 16x10 format and would be the 27" or 30" screens and are truly exceptional in terms of quality. Of course these screens do have a small impact on CPU draw due to the extra resolution being generated.

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If you want to splash out $17,000+, I would recommend a nice 80" or 100" 4K TV...That should do the trick! ^_^

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I have an Intel ( R ) HD Graphics.       

1080x 1024 with 32 bit color depth.

Intel ( R ) Core ( TM ) i5-3330 CPU@3.00GHz

 

With the above info. do you think my system can handle the larger screen? Do you think it could handle my old monitor too? Thanks in advance.

 

With on-board video, I'd be looking for a dedicated video card to get the most out of FSX, especially if going to a higher resolution and wanting to run some Anti-aliasing and AF filtering.

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If you want to splash out $17,000+, I would recommend a nice 80" or 100" 4K TV...That should do the trick! ^_^

 

Absolutely Caiaran, I'd forgotten about this new breed of monitors. I saw one only last week at an exhibition, it was absolutely mind blowing! No doubt within a fairly short time they too will become the 'standard,'

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Absolutely Caiaran, I'd forgotten about this new breed of monitors. I saw one only last week at an exhibition, it was absolutely mind blowing! No doubt within a fairly short time they too will become the 'standard,'

I have yet to see one in person, but when I do, I'm sure my mouth will drop (I have an eye for color).

 

Lets hope the price will drop significantly like those 3D TV's have the past four years or so.

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If TV, then you have relatively low resolution for the screen size, meaning you will likely have to put it further away

 

I switched from a 27" Phillips monitor to a 42" Phillips TV, running the same resolution as before and didn't need to put it farther away. looks just as sharp as the Monitor did. TV's has come a long way in image quality over the years....

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I would recommend the biggest TV you can get. I use a 42" and its great for long flights while sitting on the lazy boy couch with a glass of rum - as real as it gets lol :P   ! 

 

Though to be honest for Short hops I dont mind the laptop at all though (15") with a 17" connected for maps. 

DO NOT USE TV'S AS MONITORS. They're horrible for computers.

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DO NOT USE TV'S AS MONITORS. They're horrible for computers.

 

I would say, do not use a cheap TV. I switched from a monitor to a TV and can't say Im disappointed. Now I'm enjoying a larger screen with just as good quality as my old monitor for a decent price, I don't even think you can get 42" monitors or atleast they would cost a year salary. One important thing, is to use the Computer settings in your TV's settings if the TV has that option(atleast Phillips has this option). When I first hooked up the TV it looked like crap, until I just changed to the computer setting, and voila!...

 

The only regret I have is that I didn't get a bigger one:)

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I would recommend the biggest TV you can get. I use a 42" and its great for long flights while sitting on the lazy boy couch with a glass of rum - as real as it gets lol :P   ! 

 

Though to be honest for Short hops I dont mind the laptop at all though (15") with a 17" connected for maps. 

 

 

I agree.  I purchased a Volair Sim Cockpit, after seeing the add here on Avsim, and mounted a single 52" plasma screen monitor on it.  I love it :wub: . It's flightsim heaven.   It is a very sturdy unit. It's super comfortable (I've even fallen asleep on it), all of my Saitek hardware is perfectly mounted along with a keyboard and mouse and I can even use it to watch movies and cockpit videos, when I'm not flight simming (or at the same time, just alt/tab). 

The Volair Sim Cockpit was not really intended to hold a single 52" plasma screen monitor, but it does it so well.

The picture shows the Q400 in XPX64.  They were so kind at Volair, that when I told them that I lost my screws for the yoke, and couldn't get an answer from Saitek on how to get some more, they sent me the screws that I needed.  Here shows the yoke clamped before I screwed it onto the table.  Now that it is screwed in, I can swing my keyboard under the yoke.

Now, all of my Saitek panels are working correctly in X-Plane with a plug-in.  I didn't have them working here, in this picture, yet.

Also you can see my little TrackIR camera mounted above the "Multi-Panel", since it would be too high to mount it on the monitor.

I put the pillow behind my head, when I go to sleep  ^_^

 

robert-50-inch-tv.jpg?w=584&h=438

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I agree. I purchased a Volair Sim Cockpit

 

Cool setup, how much did the Volair cost, you have tempted me into buying it after you posted that screenshoot :rolleyes:

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Cool setup, how much did the Volair cost, you have tempted me into buying it after you posted that screenshoot :rolleyes:

 

With shipping, it was around $750 or so. Compared to other similar units, it is so much better designed and it is very easy to assemble.  I really took my time and made sure I was doing everything right and it took about four hours.  I hate putting something together quickly then finding out you have to take it all back apart to put a piece on that was missed.

It is a very sturdy and well thought out unit.  Everything is adjustable. I consider it, by far, one of the best things that I have purchased for this hobby.

The Volair is really made to accommodate three large monitors, but I just wanted one really big one and was surprised how easily it mounted.

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Thanks for your insight, $750 isn't that bad I was expecting more. I think I have to get this one, that chair looked very comfortable  B) , hope they ship it world wide..

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