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I got my 30 for $700 shipped on ebay, it was refurbished and was the best upgrade I could buy.
Was it from this seller?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LG-30-WIDESC...item5646419fe6
     
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That color shift is because of the TN panel. Which is why so many people desire using IPS panels for 3x portrait. So they can move their heads and not have the image shift colors.
My current stand can't push the monitors back because the desk is sitting in front of a wall. If I place the side monitors completely flat the darkening minimizes drastically. But the arms hit the wall so I can't set them flush with the center screen. Gonna research ips screens and see what I can find for a reasonable cost
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My current stand can't push the monitors back because the desk is sitting in front of a wall. If I place the side monitors completely flat the darkening minimizes drastically. But the arms hit the wall so I can't set them flush with the center screen. Gonna research ips screens and see what I can find for a reasonable cost
The u2212hm / u2211h and u2312hm / u2311h panels are the most recommended ones for this kind of task. Cheap, but reliable. Stand supports portrait too, relatively thin bezel, and they are outright sexy.
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Personally I have been thinking about 30" displays but they really do cost an arm and a leg

One thing you could think of would be a projector? I know it's not a screen infront of you but you say what the screen size is =p

I know your pain with surround myself although I really love it for regular desktop work because you can do so much more stuff than with one screen! haha
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Personally I have been thinking about 30" displays but they really do cost an arm and a leg
I got mine NIB/3 year DELL warranty for $1,100 shipped on a deal through logicbuy.com.
It's an amazing panel, playing at 2560 X 1600 changes you forever.
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Personally I have been thinking about 30" displays but they really do cost an arm and a leg

One thing you could think of would be a projector? I know it's not a screen infront of you but you say what the screen size is =p

I know your pain with surround myself although I really love it for regular desktop work because you can do so much more stuff than with one screen! haha
Sadly, I don't have the wall space in my apartment to set a projector up.

It's true, once you have a large enough resolution, downgrading makes everything feel so cramped.

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I got mine NIB/3 year DELL warranty for $1,100 shipped on a deal through logicbuy.com.
It's an amazing panel, playing at 2560 X 1600 changes you forever.
Thanks for the tip! Prior to this, I had never heard of that site before.
     
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I got mine for $1170 shipped off of ebay of all places. NIB and its the newest A05 revision as well. Needless to say I was pumped to find that out once I got it. I do recommend keeping an eye on ebay because there are some pretty good deals that pop up there from time to time.
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I vote sticking a projector out your window projecting against a neighbours wall making the screen size 300"!!!!

just don't die tragically providing a cheap laugh to your neighbourhood
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I vote sticking a projector out your window projecting against a neighbours wall making the screen size 300"!!!!

just don't die tragically providing a cheap laugh to your neighbourhood
Lol! Sadly, that would be a tragic quick boot out of the neighborhood. Besides, my backyard has a fence, and behind that fence is the parking lot for a Target. We wouldn't be able to see much if I tried.

It looks like I will be stalking Ebay and Craigslist for the next few weeks. If anyone happens to catch a good deal, especially in the NY/NJ/PA Tri-State Area, please feel free to share!
     
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