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Eyefinity.. I'm not impressed.

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There must be some thing I'm missing?
So many people are upgrading to Eyefinity setups and seem to be loving it.

My problem with it is the "Skewing" on the left and right displays when playing games with all screens in landscape mode. It looks horrible and to me defeats the whole purpose of the triple wide gaming.

The only setup I have enjoyed so far is with all 3 screens on portrait mode playing FPS but still it doesn't really do it for me.

this is on sig rig using Samsung Sync Master BX 2440 LED monitors.

Oh, games i've tried.

Fall out 3, dirt 2, portal 2, BFBC 2, L4D 1/2, Street fighter, WoW and prob others i cant think of atm.

thanks chaps/chapets.
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post #2 of 62
The skewing is intentional and is meant to mimic peripheral vision in real life.

It's hit and miss, really. Personally, I like the feel of it, but yea, I definitely see why some people wouldn't be happy with it.
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I think it takes some getting used to. I remember at first I was overwhelmed by a larger single monitor, after playing eyefinity for a few months you actually feel like you're missing out when you go back to single.
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fair enough, so i thought. After seeing how full on the skewing is i thought i'd be better off with smaller monitors but thats a horrible idea

thanks for the input guys.
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Boy would i like to try eyefinity
    
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I'd do eyefinity if my desk was bigger -_-
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Originally Posted by supamaryo View Post
I'd do eyefinity if my desk was bigger -_-
I just got a second desk
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I had an eyefinity setup not too long ago. I enjoyed it for most of my games. Eventually I got tired of having to change FOV for every game and not being able to use all 3 screens for a few games. I ended with what I have now, and I will never go back.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerelm View Post
There must be some thing I'm missing?
So many people are upgrading to Eyefinity setups and seem to be loving it.

My problem with it is the "Skewing" on the left and right displays when playing games with all screens in landscape mode. It looks horrible and to me defeats the whole purpose of the triple wide gaming.
Sit in the middle, curve the monitors slightly around you. Focus on the middle monitor, and let the side monitors blend into your peripheral vision. It's about immersion, not viewing the entire setup as one monitor.

You were probably sitting way back viewing the monitors as one, weren't you?
    
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post #10 of 62
Your displays might be better curved around you. Try that. Also try to be close to them and only view the middle screen, not the side screens directly.

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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d View Post
The skewing is intentional and is meant to mimic peripheral vision in real life.

It's not lo. I can't believe how many people still believe this. It's not intentional. It's an unintentional side effect of the high FOV. Even single displays experience this effect. It's just not as noticeable. We have no modern method to rid us of this FOV scaling distortion. It works much the same way that real life optics work, stretching things further away from the center

Don't spread around misinformation.
Edited by De-Zant - 4/22/11 at 1:08am
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