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Old October 18th, 2007, 08:42 AM   #1
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Gateway 30" extreme HD monitor

Gateway builds first "quad" monitor, 1600p resolution. (Yeah, I want one).

http://www.gateway.com/dw/30_video.php

http://www.gateway.com/accessories/p...72R.php?seg=hm
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 05:45 PM   #2
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Peter - I just got one three days ago, but it requires a dual-link DVI video card to get full resolution from the computer. I'm using it at 1900x1200 and it is beautiful. Edius Broadcast fits on the monitor with room to spare, and the preview window is really sharp. I'll report back after I get a new video card, but I can already tell that this is a great unit !
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Old November 8th, 2007, 03:29 PM   #3
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... but it requires a dual-link DVI video card to get full resolution from the computer...
This display looks very shiny and desirable! However, what do you mean by the dual-link requirement? From the Gateway website, it looks this only has a single DVI input- unless you're connecting one DVI and one VGA cable from the same video card?

If or when you find a card, please report back and tell us how it works/looks! My current head-scratcher is to find a video card with 2 DVI outs and a dedicated HDMI output. Preferably with 512MB of memory...
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Old November 8th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #4
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Haha...

I find it funny... Every 30" monitor is 1600p, Dell has had one for a while now...

you could be calling any LCD that does 1280 x 1024 (Aka anything 17" and bigger) an "HD" monitor.

Dual-Link DVI is still a single cable.

But your cable needs to be dual-link, the video card has to be dual-link, and the monitor has to be dual-link. If you're missing any of that, you are limited to 1920 x 1200.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 07:18 PM   #5
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Dual-Link DVI is still a single cable.

But your cable needs to be dual-link, the video card has to be dual-link, and the monitor has to be dual-link. If you're missing any of that, you are limited to 1920 x 1200.
OK, I get it now. Thanks for the nudge in the right direction. Fortunately, it looks like Nvidia has at least one or two dual-link dvi ports in all their video cards since the GeForce 7x00 series. It seems kind of sneaky though, and after learning this, I can already foresee questions from people wondering why their new super-duper high end display won't do more than 1920X1200.
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Old December 18th, 2007, 12:35 PM   #6
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Just for follow-up, I have a Sony Vaio desktop that is several years old and had a Radeon x600 video card (single-link DVI). After I got the Gateway 30", I opened up the computer case and found the video card easily. After checking to see that it was a PCI-e16 card, I bought a HIS Radeon x1650 card for about $ 50. It installed easily and worked without problems. The display at 2560x1600 is spectacular ! My NLE, Edius Broadcast, fits on it with room to spare, even after enlarging all of the windows. I had to make the icons bigger so I could see them ! I would recommend this monitor for all but the most critical work.
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