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I've been using 2 screens in Eyefinity for a while now, a mode i describe as EyefinityDS (Dual Screen), which I absolutely love, but I had a small issue with the center bezel being just a bit offest due to a small overlap needed to make the center bezel as minimial as possible.
So after some time I picked up some tools and decided, it was time to minize the center bezel as much as physically possible.

So here's the build progress to create a flawless EyefinityDS display

Monitors: Dell P2014H, IPS 60hz, @1600x900, 19.5inch

FAQ: "How can you play with a center bezel?" It's very easy actually, there's an neuroprocessing effect in the brain associated with Troxlers fading, a process that the brain eliminates constants and non focused objects from you field of noticed vision. The brain eventually learns that the center bezel is non intrusive and learns weave the 2 inner edges of the displays together as a single connecting image.
Note: I will be linking a video here later for more information.

"Why not just but an ultrawide monitor? Or debezel 3?"
Several reasons
1. An ultra wide is only 21:9, where as this is 32:9, much wider. 16:9 is too small, 21:9 is "wide" but many games would have issues. however 32:9 is fantastic in ratio but isn't two wide, which was the problem I had with the 3x monitors. 48:9 was just too wide, 32:9 is perfect.
2. Most importantly, Price. This cost me only about 210$ and the lowest price 21:9 is 400$? lowest price I ever actually saw was 270$ on sale.
3. Improving upon my own Unique preferences, I'm probably one of the few people ever who actually uses dual screen surround/Eyefinity. This is a quality of life increase on something I've already established.
4. Most monitors are not display mounted, instead the mount is to the case, which means I'd have to build my own stand or figure out some way to mount the monitor to the stand, something I am neither physically, finacially nor willpower able to conquer.
The monitors I selected are case mounted and have fully adjustable stands so there's no need to worry about trying to go and make my own stand for each monitor, this instead allows me to adjust them to match each other and avoid excess cost.

Before the reduction
Overlayed monitors to minimize the center bezel, problem is that this offsets the image and makes it harder to process out and makes the image a bit jarring.




All the tools I used, not a lot actually cheap, only 8$ of stuff used.


Removing the casing.


Internals, this monitor is case mounted and not mounted to the stand, which is a bit irritating.
The right monitor I can leave the display button controller as it is because it's housed on the side of the bezel that wont be sheered off. However the left monitor I'll sheer off the bezel holding it. So I went and cut the case section that housed the buttons and reattached it to the board, I will be attaching it to the bottom of the left monitor when I give enough of a damn to do it.


Sheered off side, not perfect but just enough to expose the end of the actual display itself.
Note the black edge on the 2nd image, that's Electrical tape wrapped around because the actual casing to the display panel itself is grey silver metal, electrical tape to get it to black.






A little bit of hand made enginiuty here
this is a light blinder placed on the left monitor to over lap onto the right monitor because being centered a tiny sliver of light can shine through the now minimized center bezel, this creates a seem that prevents any light shining through the center.
Made from paper, Electrical tape and then mounted with masking tape covered by electrical tape to maintain the black color.
It's flexable so it easily forms around the back of the monitor and any curved position so that no light can filter through the center bezel.





Left monitor controller mounted on the bottom.
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The EyefinityDS display now flawlessly seemed together with the center bezel minimized.


The center seem itself, it's now perfectly aligned and now I can sit at any angle and watch videos or anything moving now glides flawlessly between the screens without any issue of jarring because of the offset.






And the after shots
You know Before and After, before is above here's the after.






Thanks for stopping by to see another unique creation of mine,
And thank you Rod from BS Mods for the advice and inspiration to get this done!

~Franbunny Alice Viera
Edited by FranBunnyFFXII - 10/18/14 at 10:45pm
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Good clean mod. thumb.gif

Taking a saw to a monitor is not a task for the light of heart.
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Yikes.. you actually play games and stuff in a 2 screen setup with the bezels right in the middle? I couldn't do it. Nice work on the modding though, takes some guts to get into a display like that thumb.gif
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Yea nice job, that middle bezel would annoy me to no end.
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Originally Posted by molleh View Post

Yikes.. you actually play games and stuff in a 2 screen setup with the bezels right in the middle? I couldn't do it. Nice work on the modding though, takes some guts to get into a display like that thumb.gif
Yeah you can. You have the same human brain structure that I do im sure(minus the possible bipolar), so you can become accustom to it as well.
It's pretty simple actually, if you let the bezel get to you, yeah it'll get to you everytime. But if you set your mind to it to learn and you're aware that you'll be able to see past it to due to the way the human brain functions, you'll learn to look past it.
Once you get used to it, it's like it's not even there.
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Miniupdate: I got a bit of willpower and mounted the left monitor's controller board.
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