Three of my monitors recently died, and I bought a TV about half a year ago. As a result, I'm down to 4 horribly mismatched monitors.
A couple years ago, I got sick of it and decided I was going to get all six of the same model. I bought two Dell 2208WFPt's, planning to buy the other four in pairs as money was available. Once it finally was, the model had been discontinued, and of course Dell decided not to make 2209WFPs nor 2210WFPs. So I've been stuck with these wierdly oriented screens for years and years.
Today a third monitor died. Third one in as many months. If I were superstitious, I'd take it as an omen. So currently I'm down to two 22" widescreens, a 20" widescreen, and a 26" widescreen TV. At least the ones I'm left with are all 1680x1050, but they're of three different sizes and two different aspect ratios (i.e. 16x9 vs 16x10). Wonky as all get out. Will never buy Westinghouse again.
So finally I got sick of it. I had saved a nest egg for a forseen pending period of unemployment, and recently got re-employed; so I was left with half my savings. Recently I bought the Tablet PC, but that has since lost its "new toy" appeal and is now just another tool for its intended purpose.
So in combination between the desire for "New Toy" appeal with the recent frustrations over my newfound lack of pixel goodness, I just ordered six new screens, all of the same model.
- 1920x1080 (1080p)
- Height, swivel, tilt
- 24" Widescreen
- 100x100mm VESA mount points
I'm a huge fan of Dell monitors. I nearly bought six 22" widescreens at $200 a pop, but changed my mind as they lacked VESA support and adjustability. I must have one or the other, so they may all line up properly.
I thought about buying some Ergotron arms to stick them in a 2x3 array (2 rows of 3 screens each), but decided against it as the arms I wanted would have been $1000. I thought about going with Digital Tigers or 9X Media, but they're ridiculously expensive and use low-spec'd monitors (which have apparently not been respec'd in five years).
Finally, my dream is achieved. Don't worry, I plan to post pics and maybe video of the setup.
Edit: OMG, I just realized I can now watch 2160p video. I must find some somewhere.