My rigg uses 3 27" monitors. I love having the “expansive real estate!” Before that, I was on 3 24" monitors. Before that, I was on 2 20" monitors. ALL OF THESE MONITORS ARE STILL IN GREAT WORKING CONDITION. So, why did I switch? Well, besides the increase in size, the issue was connectivity. Any time I upgraded my PC, the change from VGA to DVI to HDMI and now to Display, REQUIRED replacing the monitors. This has become a real pain!
Right now, my latest upgrade has a video card that will only support 2 HDMI ports. So my 3rd monitor is on a Display port using a Display to HDMI converter cable. This causes a refraction of the image (think pencil in a glass of water) which totally screwed up my left to right view when I stretch out my mixer.
Since I can no longer find a video card that supports 3 HDMI ports and I’m tired of buying more monitors, when I already have perfectly good ones. I am now considering a super ultra wide monitor. That way, I’ll only have ONE CONNECTION and when the connectivity changes, I’ll only need ONE converter cable. My problem now is, I can’t find any wider than 49 inches. My current array spreads 81 inches. Salesmen are telling me that the diagonal measurement is going to equal the same spread. But I’m not sure. I’m just measuring across and it’s 81 inches left to right. Even deducting the cumulative 3 inches, from the borders, that still gives me 78 inches. So, 49" seems like a big drop.
Anybody here have any experience with these types of monitors. Is the salesman right, or is it just hype. Could I get away with using a 76" TV Screen for the replacement, or is that just asking for trouble? Advice requested here.