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Old 07-12-2005, 10:28 AM
Womble Womble is offline
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Default 1280x1024 vs 1600x1200

Is a monitor that does 1600x1200 really necessary for 4 tabling effecitvly? I am considering buying a new monitor and am a small stakes player (Currently 1024x768).

I have just linked up my VERY old 19"CRT to my laptop to try out 1280x1024 and you can fit 4 tables in comfortably if you hide the chat boxes and part of the edge players names?

I am building up the number of tables I play and think that buying a monitor with a high resolution purely for poker would be a waste when they are nearly 2x as expensive as 1280 monitors.

Does anyone 4table at 1280x1024 and how do you find it? Also anyone who have made the jump from 1280x1024 to 1600x1200, is the difference worth the extra price?
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Old 07-12-2005, 11:17 AM
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Default Re: 1280x1024 vs 1600x1200

It's like flying first class, once you do it you wonder how you ever got along flying coach and will never fly coach again.

Once you go UXGA, you never go back.
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Old 07-12-2005, 11:33 AM
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Default Re: 1280x1024 vs 1600x1200

I wondered what all the fuss was until I played on a 1600x1200, its fantastic. If you are cost conscious, you can get a 19" or 21" CRT that does 1600x1200, or go all out and get the LCD and be very happy about it.
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Old 07-12-2005, 11:38 AM
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Default Re: 1280x1024 vs 1600x1200

I four-tabled on a 1280x1024 for about a year. I finally gave in and got a 1600x1200 LCD. I agree completely with both of the above posters, and I can't imagine ever going back, or why anyone who has a choice wouldn't go with 1600x1200. If you can afford it, it is definitly worth it IMO. Also, from what I've heard, 1600x1200 on an LCD is alot easier on the eyes than 1600x1200 CRT.
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Old 07-12-2005, 02:25 PM
Keith Fellmy Keith Fellmy is offline
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Default Re: 1280x1024 vs 1600x1200

yes it is worth it. I have a 19" Sony LCD that is great, but then I bought a Dell 2001fp and what a difference it makes. Normally I use both moniters on 1280 X 1024. When I four table for Party/Empire/Intertops bonuses I switch it down to 1600 X 1200. The differences are incredible. I won't ever go back. All I have to do now is to make enough to get a second Dell moniter. Then ebay the Sony.

The Sony has a 1/2 table overlap. Sitting in a corner of the table is okay and you CAN get your four positions on the tables, and see them all. But the 1600 X 1200 is still better. The Sony isn't bad and is just as much as the Dell (after coupons).
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Old 07-12-2005, 02:43 PM
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Default Re: 1280x1024 vs 1600x1200

I have a Samsung 19" CRT I bought at Best Buy for $179. Hard to beat for that kind of money, and 4 table with no overlap. Once you try 1600x1200, you'll never go back.
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Old 07-12-2005, 02:58 PM
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Default Re: 1280x1024 vs 1600x1200

Here is the difference
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:13 PM
Womble Womble is offline
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Default Re: 1280x1024 vs 1600x1200

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Oh, that does look good. At 5/10 you must pay for that pretty quick but I am only at 0.5/1. Hmmmmmmm, may use the CRT when I upgrade and wait a while instead of getting a lower TFT
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:56 PM
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Default Re: 1280x1024 vs 1600x1200

4 tabling 1280x1024 is not an option. Significant overlap, huge pain in the ass. I have 2 screens a 1600 and a 1280, I've tried both. I don't think I could live without my 2001fp now.
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:00 PM
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Default Re: 1280x1024 vs 1600x1200

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I don't think I could live without my 2001fp now.

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I agree with you on this one. I got mine about a month ago and could never play without 1600 x 1200 again. It makes multitabling much easier.
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