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Ok, first off, I'd like to say that you are all bad people, and for forcing (yes - FORCING) me to buy an eyefinity set up, you will surely be judged negatively after this life. I, of course, am innocent and impressionable, and cannot be blamed.

Secondly, my only dilemma now is whether to get another 2 23inch panels to go with my current one, or to get 3 hdtvs (yes, three - remember you are a bad person).

There are pro's and con's to each of course:

1st option (2 extra 23" screens)
PROS
Cheaper!

CONS
Smaller!
Bezel compensation might not work! (I read on the following on AMD's eyefinity faq: "Note: Bezel compensation only works in Single Large Surface (SLS) mode with monitor groups that have a pixel resolution and density within a 5% tolerance of each other."

My current monitor (Dell SP2309w) has a resolution of 2048x1152. To use this with eyefinity is fine, as it should scale back to 1920x1080 to match the other two monitors. However, 2048x1152 is actually a lot more than 5% higher than 1920x1080, if my calculations are correct (and they may not be correct - I'd appreciate if anyone with better maths can clarify here)!

2nd option (3 HDTV's)

PROS
Bigger!
Cooler!

CONS
A lot more expensive!

Thoughts as always appreciated
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CONS
Smaller!
Bezel compensation might not work! (I read on the following on AMD's eyefinity faq: "Note: Bezel compensation only works in Single Large Surface (SLS) mode with monitor groups that have a pixel resolution and density within a 5% tolerance of each other."

My current monitor (Dell SP2309w) has a resolution of 2048x1152. To use this with eyefinity is fine, as it should scale back to 1920x1080 to match the other two monitors. However, 2048x1152 is actually a lot more than 5% higher than 1920x1080, if my calculations are correct (and they may not be correct - I'd appreciate if anyone with better maths can clarify here)!
Unless the monitors are clones you should NOT sink a great deal of money as there is a good chance bezel compensation simply will not work.

I have 2 Acer LCDs and a Dell in my Eyefinity. All three panels have the EXACT same reolution, same diagonal, same bezel size within a millimeter or two. BC would NOT work through the drivers-I could however force it through the Windows Resolution screen.
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do it
    
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Get 3d vision surround while you're at it.....
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Ever since I upgraded to 3x 28" 1920x1200's I've been in heaven. Dead Space is AMAZING. There have only been 3 games (that I play) that DON'T support 5960x1200. Everyone who see's my 'office' leaves jealous and wanting a setup of their own. DO IT!!!

Great googly-moogly, that is obscene.

Too bad I can't afford 3 U2711s (which would be my ideal Eyefinity setup).
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Unless the monitors are clones you should NOT sink a great deal of money as there is a good chance bezel compensation simply will not work.

I have 2 Acer LCDs and a Dell in my Eyefinity. All three panels have the EXACT same reolution, same diagonal, same bezel size within a millimeter or two. BC would NOT work through the drivers-I could however force it through the Windows Resolution screen.
This is an important fact indeed. This sways the pendulum more towards option 2...

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do it
Do what?!

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Get 3d vision surround while you're at it.....
No!
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I bought three Samsung BX2440X for portrait mode eyefinity and its okay...

If I had bought three 23-24" Dell IPS, I would think its great.
What I am saying is that TN panels are not suitable for portrait mode eyefinity because the one on the right will be well out of its usable viewing angle, and the effect is very, very distracting, much more so then the bezels, especially in flight sims.

Save your money for some Dell IPS or don't do it is my advise.
    
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I'm going to get THREE hdtv's!! This works fine with eyefinity right? Has someone on this forum done it?
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I'm going to get THREE hdtv's!! This works fine with eyefinity right? Has someone on this forum done it?
Ew. Link?

Fine for gaming, everything else will be meh.
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I'm going to get THREE hdtv's!! This works fine with eyefinity right? Has someone on this forum done it?
Just make sure u set up some hot keys for 3d and 2d mode
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