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Gaming With Three 43'' CRVD Displays is Awesome

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I remember drooling over NEC's 43-inch curved monitor, the CRVD, last June. Now that display has an Ostendo label and it's just as breathtaking as ever.

Unfortunately, the stunning display from Ostendo comes with the same horrendous price tag as the NEC version. However, Engadget cites Ostendo as saying the displays are actually selling quite well. Most of the units sold so far have been for defense simulation and training but we like to think there's a die-hard gamer out there somewhere with the guts (wallet-shaped guts, of course) to purchase a few of these bad boys.

Why would you want more than one? Well, imagine a 2880 x 900 resolution, a .36mm pixel pitch, and a sub-.02ms response time. Got it? Right, now multiply it by three:

Car racing on 3 CRVDs

If you have a spare $20,000 hanging around, this dream could become a reality.

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    lipoly , November 24, 2009 5:39 PM
    It looks like its running at a blurry 15fps to me. Displays look neato though.
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    lipoly , November 24, 2009 5:39 PM
    It looks like its running at a blurry 15fps to me. Displays look neato though.
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    doomtomb , November 24, 2009 5:40 PM
    That's ridiculous but cool. Still, I think the two monitors on the side stretch out the image so bad. It's not 100% accurate, the peripheral vision is exaggerated and they need to concentrate more on the center image because that's where you'll be looking the whole time.
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    volks1470 , November 24, 2009 5:40 PM
    Yea, gaming with three monitors is good but it just puts a damper on it when the images towards the ends are all stretched out and distorted.
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    dman3k , November 24, 2009 5:42 PM
    So EyeFinity setup?
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    soo-nah-mee , November 24, 2009 5:44 PM
    Thank you ATI!
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    rocky1234 , November 24, 2009 5:45 PM
    It looked fairly cool but I think they need to throw more horsepower at it it was kinda running slow so that would take so much form the whole exp.
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    Glorian , November 24, 2009 5:50 PM
    Looks great but you still cant watch full 1080p, but cool none the less.
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    commandersozo , November 24, 2009 5:50 PM
    Those look really awesome, to bad I'd have to sell my car.

    In other news, you seem really fond of commas Jane.
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    pharge , November 24, 2009 5:51 PM
    I guess if the person can afford to buy these monitors... it will be a good idea to also put 1 or 2 HD5890 in the computer so he/she can have a better frame rate, screen resolution, and detail (probably even AA or...).

    hmm.... playing HWAX w/ these 3 monitors, a i-7 extreme system, and 2 HD5890... plus 7.2 surround sound.... hmm... now I know why I need to work much harder (and with some luck)..... lol
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    Gin Fushicho , November 24, 2009 5:51 PM
    Too stretched out. It looks icky and slow.
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    David the Gnome , November 24, 2009 5:52 PM
    I wonder what kind of graphical horsepower it would take to make that run at a decent level of performance.
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    jerther , November 24, 2009 5:52 PM
    There is still the same problem as before: two vertical bars. In this example, they don't seem to harm the gameplay but I've seen setups where multiple bars like that would just make a game unplayable.

    I've seen borderless screens put together to form a giant screen; now that is cool :D 
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    lucuis , November 24, 2009 5:53 PM
    Cool, but kinda looks like crap to me. The stretched and distorted images ruin the point of even having a multi-monitor setup.

    The running 'slow' is an illusion from the poor recording quality. Looks like Forza 3, in which case it's 3 xboxs driving that game. Would explain the stretched look, since those monitors would stretch the 1080p/720p from the xbox.
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    redgarl , November 24, 2009 5:53 PM
    20...K...$...

    You could partly buy a home with that kind of money...
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    pharge , November 24, 2009 6:00 PM
    LucuisCool, but kinda looks like crap to me. The stretched and distorted images ruin the point of even having a multi-monitor setup.The running 'slow' is an illusion from the poor recording quality. Looks like Forza 3, in which case it's 3 xboxs driving that game. Would explain the stretched look, since those monitors would stretch the 1080p/720p from the xbox.


    playing Xbox 360 on this? Isn't that kind of pushing?... but yea... that may explain why the image was stretched so much... though I would be very surprised that they actually use a Xbox360/PS3 to show case these monitors! It is like showing how good of a 1080P 240H LED HDTV w/ Wii games...lol
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    zeph , November 24, 2009 6:05 PM
    You need a game that will let you change the FoV like in some FPS's. But i doubt any would allow the 150-160 FoV angle this would need.
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    zak_mckraken , November 24, 2009 6:09 PM
    rocky1234It looked fairly cool but I think they need to throw more horsepower at it it was kinda running slow so that would take so much form the whole exp.

    The guy had no money left after blowing $20K on the displays. Had to settle with an Atom with IGP.
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    Ehsan w , November 24, 2009 6:16 PM
    the sides look like they don't have like 30-60 fps which kinda sucks
    but I like these kinda posts, keep em coming
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    Ehsan w , November 24, 2009 6:17 PM
    lipolyIt looks like its running at a blurry 15fps to me. Displays look neato though.


    ok nevermind after watching it again, the middle screen doesn't have it either :p 
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    ssalim , November 24, 2009 6:23 PM
    The other two on the sides are just peripheral... which is neat but waste of money imo.
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