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4:4:4 60hz is not really applicable to trading mind you, so it likely isn't a deal breaker. I wanted 60hz just because I prefer the better refresh rate on my eyes.

Mike

Guess that's what I wanted to hear after all. Many thanks. I understand the other limitations You mentioned.

Think I'll get the TV/monitor now and sometime next year when I buy a desktop pc I'll make sure to get a Nvidia 960 or better to reap the most out of the monitor.

I don't plan to have any other monitor anytime soon. In the future if I decide to trade another instrument it will be for swing trading. As a matter of fact I don't know how You Guys can handle the info overload daytrading several instruments over multiple monitors. But if I understood correctly you're relegating your set up due to connectivity issues and maybe viewing issues (angle/bezel etc) but You recommend the TV as a single monitor?

I'm still undecided between the curved or flat panel. Do You think that'll matter in case I eventually decide to mount it on the wall?

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The curve is subtle. It's cheap enough, go for it. One is never enough, get at least two! Three for me, personally.

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Mission aborted


Found that my laptop's HDMI port will cap resolution to 1920 and any Hdmi port before September 2014 won't be 2.0, 4k displays with displayport are very few https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_4K_monitors,_TVs_and_projectors didn't find anything affordable that I liked also it seems like laptops may not be compatible with some external higher resolution displays.

Minimum requirements seems to be an I5 desktop pc with a GTX 970 I'll just wait till I can build this properly.

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Workaround for older Intel HDMI and 4k


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Found that my laptop's HDMI port will cap resolution to 1920

If you have Intel HD:

I use this trick for my 50inch 4k using an older HP ProBook 5330m I had no use for with only Intel HD 3000 graphics. Its a smidgen of complete width at 3840 (perfect though) and 24Hz has a little flicker (I'm the only one who sees this..fast eyes) but it works fine the 'big picture' trading screens.

Using the Intel Custom Resolution Utility (which may need to be downloaded if the driver is still OEM).
https://communities.intel.com/message/246677 - Last post:

"It is possible to do UHD (3840x2160P) using this chip by being careful to stay under the maximum HDMI dot clock.
Using CustomModeApp:
Front Porch H=48 V=3
Back Porch H=80 V=23
Sync Width H=32 V=5
Active H=3840 V=2160
Scan Rate V=25

It relies on the screen supporting 24Hz refresh rates as most UHD screens will. 24Hz is used by Blue-ray in film mode.
Dot Clock for these HDMI settings is 221MHz which is below the hardware maximum of 225MHz
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4K

I use four 40 inch LCD

is it possible to replace them with one 4K 40 inch

thank you


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There are no scaling issues with Windows 10. I think since Windows 8.1, it's not an issue. With Windows 7, yes.

If you buy a 40 or 42" 4K monitor I think it's a great fit for trading (and I am using 40's). If you are doing something like a 27" then I think it's a waste for trading. Traders don't need density, we need resolution.

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Have you posted a recent pic of your setup? If not, can we get a peek?

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Have you posted a recent pic of your setup? If not, can we get a peek?

No, the office and my workspace in this rent house are no good. I'll post plenty of pictures once the new house is completed, I post pictures there almost every day of the construction.

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No, the office and my workspace in this rent house are no good. I'll post plenty of pictures once the new house is completed, I post pictures there almost every day of the construction.

Mike

I was just wondering how you set up the monitors. Still 3 side by side in portrait mode? I think I saw a pic of yours like that once.

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I was just wondering how you set up the monitors. Still 3 side by side in portrait mode? I think I saw a pic of yours like that once.

Side by side, landscape not portrait. Portrait was six 24's side by side many years ago.

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If you have Intel HD:

I use this trick for my 50inch 4k using an older HP ProBook 5330m I had no use for with only Intel HD 3000 graphics. Its a smidgen of complete width at 3840 (perfect though) and 24Hz has a little flicker (I'm the only one who sees this..fast eyes) but it works fine the 'big picture' trading screens.

Using the Intel Custom Resolution Utility (which may need to be downloaded if the driver is still OEM).
https://communities.intel.com/message/246677 - Last post:

"It is possible to do UHD (3840x2160P) using this chip by being careful to stay under the maximum HDMI dot clock.
Using CustomModeApp:
Front Porch H=48 V=3
Back Porch H=80 V=23
Sync Width H=32 V=5
Active H=3840 V=2160
Scan Rate V=25

It relies on the screen supporting 24Hz refresh rates as most UHD screens will. 24Hz is used by Blue-ray in film mode.
Dot Clock for these HDMI settings is 221MHz which is below the hardware maximum of 225MHz
"

Hey thanks Rory but there's always a little something that is particular to your system every time I pretend I'm a geek and tried advanced tweaks I end up getting burned and having to research for a week or so on how to fix the problems that I created in the first place lol.

Did a little research yesterday it seems like a decent I7 desktop with the 40" 4k can be done at about $2k I'll just wait a few months wife is on a Christmas shopping spree right now lol.

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