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Upside-Down LCD?

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April 12, 2005 9:32:32 AM

Hi all - this is my first post here in nearly a year!

Anyways, I am about to make my first LCD monitor purchase. I know, I know, but I have an expensive Samsung flat-screen 19" CRT that has served me wonderfully for nearly 5 years now. Thing is, I am preparing to switch to a dual-monitor system, and I love my desk so much, I'm planning on mounting the monitors under the top shelf, so that they are hanging down.
Here is my quandary: I need to know if most LCDs have a menu option to rotate the picture 180 degrees, so when I mount them upside down, I will be able to see the images right side up (or if there is anything else you can think of to make this work).
Thanks for your help, everyone!

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April 12, 2005 7:44:58 PM

Well I think it depends on the monitor. IN some cases the graphics adapter can control the image rotation, i.e. 6800 Ultra and the universal drivers. I do know that some monitors, like some 20+ viewsonics, are bundled with additional SW to perform the pivot view.
April 16, 2005 12:32:52 AM

i could be wrong but i think on most if not all lcd`s the electrical connections do not run through the base, so i do not see why you could not take apart the base flip it around and reattach it possible adding holes and hardware as needed then attach these bases to the bottom of your shelf. i don`t think this would be too hard to do
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April 18, 2005 7:57:04 AM

That doesn't sound like a bad idea, I may try it - thanks.

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April 19, 2005 5:16:27 PM

tell me how it works out

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April 20, 2005 4:48:55 AM

Please don't take your monitor apart. The drivers and software that come with the drivers are perfectly capable of rotating the screen.

I rotate my monitor all the time into portrait mode. It's simple.

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April 20, 2005 10:00:02 AM

Lol - I appreciate your concern, your reply seemed prety worried :-) I just received my new video card and it does indeed rotate the picture for me. I was using a rather antiquated one before that would not rotate, so I wasn't sure.
You can rest easy now; I didn't butcher my new LCD. :) 



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April 21, 2005 1:05:43 AM

I assume the LCDs you have are all VESA compliant so there should be no worry. For all your mounting needs check out this site <A HREF="http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/SearchAll.asp?s=SA" target="_new">Cyberguys</A>
Search for <b>LDC Monitor Mounts</b> and see all the results.
They have tons of options and the prices are good.
good luck
!