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Hi all, new here, and a quick question. I have an HP p1230 22" CRT, and i love it, but i want to got to a triple-monitor setup. I was thinking about getting another pair of them. Would there be any issues with running them in close proximity to one another? Any other pitfalls to watch for?

Thanks in advance,
adam

ps- please no "I hate CRT" posts, I know some people live and breathe LCD, but I have the space and love the image i get with my current monitor, Thanks!
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Nope
I ran my LCD and 2 CRTs in triple monitor gaming was awesome
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I had a 17" Dell CRT that emitted a field that distorted the picture in other CRTs. Or maybe the 15"... anyway it was definitely a Dell. I used to have 2 mismatching pairs of same-size CRT monitors. Put the monitors on the desk, mid-tower on the floor, and the keyboard and mouse on a folding table because there was no room left on the desk. I really only switched to LCD to save on the power bill, but now I run 3 monitors. x3
 
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post #4 of 9
I did it. No issues whatsoever. Only transferred to 2x LCD 1x CRT after my better GDM-F520 went broken. ( a couple of months ago)

This 3x CRT setup, 2x GDM-F520 and one compaq P1220. Each could do 2048x1536 @ 85hz.

Keep in mind, some modern GPUs only support one analog out connection. Not sure which these are, but I know for example that most AMD 6900s do not support more than one analog out per card.



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I've upgraded my system to 3x CRT for Eyefinity.




I've gotten the bezel gaps between screens down to under 3 feet.
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I've upgraded my system to 3x CRT for Eyefinity.
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I've gotten the bezel gaps between screens down to under 3 feet.
The name of the user who owns/owned this setup just baaarely escapes my memory.
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Wow - thanks for the quick replies! Now i just have to find someone locally selling so i don't have to pay to ship 150+ lbs of monitors!
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given a choice, i'd pick trinitron monitors over diamondtron.

i've used a few 17-19" dell trinitrons that i was happy with. and got a 20" viewsonic diamondtron that wasn't too happy with.
    
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Wow - thanks for the quick replies! Now i just have to find someone locally selling so i don't have to pay to ship 150+ lbs of monitors!
Craigslist. You can buy CRT's and old non-widescreen LCD's for under $20 each all day long in my area.
 
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