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    Post Your Workstations 2015

    Sorry this took a while... it's a Humanscale M8. Here's a festive panorama.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    Yes. A few years ago I foolishly bought an expensive Logitech 5.1 system but decided after just a few short months that I didn't care for surround sound on my computer rig and ended up using it exclusively in two-channel mode. Eventually I got rid of the satellites and replaced them with the...
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    I am so torn between going ultrawide or getting a second monitor. (And a larger desk)
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    Replacing display speakers

    They're terrible because the drivers are tiny, and they're tiny because there's no space inside a monitor bezel or a television to fit larger speakers. That's why built-in speakers are universally bad.
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    Post Your Workstations 2015

    Decided to finally take a new photo after re-wiring my sound system. I ran new double insulated wire which eliminated some nagging EM noise, and installed rubber isolation feet on my sub to get it up off the floor. (Not pictured, it's down on the bottom right.) I had to pull the whole...
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    The 2015 Post Pics Of Your Rig Thread!

    The opening post asks that you keep images a reasonable size.
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    PS4 on 4k vs 1080p tv

    I can't imagine it looks good unless you're sitting 20 feet back. The PS4 can't even handle 30 frames @ 1080p consistently, many "next-gen" titles are running at 900p and being upscaled just to get to 1080p.
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    Are 4Ks closer to worth it?

    See what they think when High-Color Gamut 4K and HDCP 2.2 become standard at the end of the year.
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    LG leaks 8K iMac info

    Get 4K they said, it's future proofed they said.
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    Can we expect dead pixels as normal in new displays now?

    Just going to repeat this for emphasis. 4-6 dead pixels is not typical when buying a quality panel from a recognized manufacturer. These are cheap for a reason.
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    Which Case for Home workstation?

    If you have (or want to use) any drive-bay devices I wouldn't recommend the 750D just because of how ugly it looks with the bezels removed, due to the wider-than-average faceplate.
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    What battery do I need for my laptop to last 20 hours?

    There's a price to be paid when asking strangers for help. Just be grateful people are replying to your thread at all and get over it. This is your best scenario. Just get a few batteries, charge them before you leave and swap them when you have to. You don't have to mess about with buying...
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    The 2015 Post Pics Of Your Rig Thread!

    The warranty was just an example of how fast the technology is evolving. In less than a year the projected lifespan of a single drive was more than doubled. I'd rather not waste money on half-measures, when I can just wait a bit and get a nice, large capacity MLC drive for a reasonable price.
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    The 2015 Post Pics Of Your Rig Thread!

    There's more to it than just speed, it's about reliability. Samsung Pro drives which less than a year ago came with 3-5 year warranties are now coming with 10 year warranties because of advancements in memory design and construction. Imagine what we will have in another 6 months? I'm in no hurry.
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    The 2015 Post Pics Of Your Rig Thread!

    I agree with you, and it's simply about priorities. I have several other hobbies that soak up my disposable income, camera lenses, musical equipment, bike parts, and so forth. I'm not ready to invest in an SSD just yet when flash memory technology is advancing so fast, ~6 month-old drives are...
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    [Digitimes] Sharp, Samsung and AUO making 4K displays to mobile phones this fall

    It's Megapixels all over again. They need a bigger number to throw at stupid consumers so they know that it's "better". I'm ready for 4K TV's to blow over like 3D when most people realise they can't tell the difference from more than 3 feet away. Just in time for 8K, probably.
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    Need Pure Sine Wave UPS to Gracefully Shutdown ESXi Host

    I commented because a "5-day power outage during a hurricane" is neither what the product was designed for nor is it what the OP asked for. If you want to argue that another brand went "above and beyond" as a selling point, that's one thing, but you can't use performance in a situation the...
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    Need Pure Sine Wave UPS to Gracefully Shutdown ESXi Host

    What is a "real-life emergency situation"? Because it has protected my computer during numerous power outages over the course of the last two years and has worked exactly as it should every time. What more information do you want from me? I don't have any bad experiences to spend an hour whining...
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    Need Pure Sine Wave UPS to Gracefully Shutdown ESXi Host

    Yeah, I noticed. His posts reek of some deep seated resentment twords APC that clouds any practical value his knowledge has so I don't give it much credence. I have an SMT750 and I initially bought it due to brownouts. We don't get too many serious power outages here but brownouts are more...
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    Need Pure Sine Wave UPS to Gracefully Shutdown ESXi Host

    Spare me your sanctimonious bullshit. You can say whatever you like about them, I never said your opinions were wrong or claimed that your issues arn't valid. I made no assumptions in my post. I'm sorry that you've had problems, but I have every right to point out that i've had none. You seem...
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    Need Pure Sine Wave UPS to Gracefully Shutdown ESXi Host

    I've been doing this for years but it still surprises me that people will come on forums and try to tell people that their opinions about their own equipment are wrong. I've had an APC Smart-UPS for a little over two years and it has performed flawlessly, saved my computer (and valuable work)...
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    The 2015 Post Pics Of Your Rig Thread!

    We've had seperate rig threads for a couple of years, but this can be moved or deleted if deemed necessary. :)
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    The 2015 Post Pics Of Your Rig Thread!

    It's been two weeks and there's still no 2015 thread, so i'm making one now! As always, the rules: Keep images a reasonable size. If pictures turn to red 's for a significant period then they may be removed. DO NOT link images from servers that are not yours, host them yourself. All...
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    Suggestions for a 4K needed.

    Great questions to ask before purchasing something.
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    Monitors U3014 dead via PC shortage?

    Uh, i'd be figuring out who did it and taking them to small claims court. Either someone broke into your residence or it was someone you live with, the latter of which should be easy to narrow down.
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    Dell 27" 5K Monitor (5120x2880)

    Integrated speakers, really? We're still doing this shit in 2014?
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    LEDs can cause blindness

    It was a joke. "You'd have to be blind to use a TN monitor". Get it?
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    LEDs can cause blindness

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    The [H] Post Pictures of your ManCave

    I'm currently in the middle of painting and doing all sorts of work to my office while I take advantage of the summer climate, but I recently finished a pretty big stage of the project in purchasing a new TV and getting it mounted. I don't watch much television but i've been wanting a nice TV...
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    Glossy & Matte Coatings & Bezels

    Pointless because there would be no difference between the screens if it was too dark to see the bezels, hence why this is such a minor thing.
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    Glossy & Matte Coatings & Bezels

    I'd like to see your comparison images shot in a dark room if you wouldn't mind, otherwise they're not all that useful.
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    Glossy & Matte Coatings & Bezels

    Another debate that will thankfully be rendered obsolete by OLED displays. The reflections in your images are more of a problem than the dark bezels of the edge-to-edge Samsung display. Taken in a dark room (where you're likely to be watching a movie) the effect is hardly so dramatic.
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    LCD monitor looks better than LCD TV?

    Was he watching an HD channel.
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    Post Your Workstations 2014

    First person i've seen here with that Humanscale chair, is it comfortable? It was one of two I was considering buying at one point but Humanscale dosen't have a single showroom in the entire state so I ended up going with Herman Miller.
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    Can I take the back off a TV without destroying it?

    Making a quick reply to say that I did it today and everything went fine. So in case anyone happens upon this thread with a similar question, slow and steady is the way to go.
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    Can I take the back off a TV without destroying it?

    Okay, thanks. I've disassembled countless electronics over the years but I was still getting nervous about it.
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    Can I take the back off a TV without destroying it?

    Potentially stupid question, but i'll risk it. While attempting to secure a bundle of wires to the back of the TV I dropped something through one of the vents, can I take the rear half of the TV off without ruining it? It's a Samsung LED HDTV. I've read that messing with any of the screws...
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    Why doesn't someone make a curved 4k 36"

    If you're sitting 30" away I don't think you'd notice the pixel density at all, no.