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I finally unboxed the first of my new Sammy 40" curved monitors. Happy to report the screen is not broken, was very worried about that. Now to start the process of configuring it.

Unfortunately, I can't move forward with the other two because I was limited to how many new video cards I could bring back with me on my trip. I'll have to import them, and was hoping that nvidia or AMD would announce some multi-HDMI cards with their new lineup (but so far, it seems they are not doing so).

First impression of the monitor (turned off) next to my 30" 2560x1600 is that it makes the 30" look like a 1980's CRT. The curved look and the thinner bezel (newer tech) is awesome. The height (with included stand) is actually identical to the height of the 30's I am using, but the bottom is approximately 3 inches closer to the desk, and of course it is wider.

So far, I am very pleased.... but I haven't turned it on yet (need to shut my system down, install new video card, etc)...

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HDMI madness


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I'll have to import them, and was hoping that nvidia or AMD would announce some multi-HDMI cards with their new lineup (but so far, it seems they are not doing so).


Congrats on the new monitor. I had a similar problem, (not enough HDMI ports). And as you said, graphics cards with more than two HDMI ports are almost non-existent. I don't know if we'll see any new cards come out with 4 or more HDMI ports. I simply ended up using conversion cables, and they solved my problem perfectly.

My graphics cards had a wealth of display port slots, so I went with 4 X http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005644VGO

Similar conversion cables are available for DVI to HDMI

Amazon.com: Gefen DVI to HDMI Cable 6 feet Male-Male: Electronics


Be careful about resolutions as some of the cables have max supported resolutions that could be lower than your monitor. It is not an issue with 1080p displays, but it is a very notorious issue with 4K displays and older HDMI/VGA/DVI ports and cables. Only a a few of the newest ports and cables support 4K.

If your new Sammy is a 4K, something like this might be of assistance, although I have never tested this. Active DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 4K Adapter | DisplayPort Adapters | StarTech.com


You probably already know about most of that. I had to do a ton of research on it myself. What I found was that as long as I didn't have a 4K display, I could use any of the graphics card ports to connect to my monitor's HDMI port. And this was pretty much regardless of the graphics card port type, as even VGA supports 1080p. So it was a matter of shopping for the right cables, instead of new graphics cards.


If I had to build a new system tomorrow from the ground up, I would order one of AMD's FirePro W series workstation cards that support multiple 4K displays through their display ports. Then I'd shop for cables to match my monitors, keeping cable-resolution bandwidth limitations in mind.

Case-in-point, here is a $155 AMD Firepro W card that "can drive up to three 4K displays at 60 Hz or drive up to four 4K displays at 30 Hz"
http://www.amd.com/Documents/FirePro-W4100-Data-Sheet.pdf


And here is a good article on 4K Display Connections:
GUIDE TO 4K DISPLAY CONNECTIONS

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None of the solutions you posted solves the problem of feeding a 4K monitor with 60Hz refresh rate via HDMI.

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None of the solutions you posted solves the problem of feeding a 4K monitor with 60Hz refresh rate via HDMI.

Simply buy a GTX 960, 970 or 980. There are also new AMD cards that will do it that just came out last week.

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OK, middle is the new 40" uncalibrated with flanking 30". Still need to setup two more 40's, but only one will fit on this desk.

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OK, middle is the new 40" uncalibrated with flanking 30". Still need to setup two more 40's, but only one will fit on this desk.

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Could you please duplicate the same charts from the left (or right) monitor on the Sams, so we would see a difference in screen capacity? Just to compare how many 30" "screens" can be placed on it...

And I even can't imagine a desk without a cat

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Could you please duplicate the same charts from the left (or right) monitor on the Sams, so we would see a difference in screen capacity? Just to compare how many 30" "screens" can be placed on it...

And I even can't imagine a desk without a cat

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The 30's are 2560x1600 (16:10 ratio) and the 40 is 3840x2160.

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Would love to see some close up pictures of charts and text. It looks quite small in the picture above, but I'm not sure if it's because of the distance of the camera. Thanks a lot for sharing!

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Big Mike and others using this set up:

Any more updates as far as user experience using a 4K TV as a monitor? Anything we should be aware of as far as the behavior of this set up (e.g. will a TV go into sleep mode as a monitor normally does after a set number of minutes?). I was just wondering if there are any differences.
I would think everybody should be going this direction (using TVs instead of monitors) since TVs are much cheaper than equivalent larger size monitors...

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Big Mike and others using this set up:

Any more updates as far as user experience using a 4K TV as a monitor? Anything we should be aware of as far as the behavior of this set up (e.g. will a TV go into sleep mode as a monitor normally does after a set number of minutes?). I was just wondering if there are any differences.
I would think everybody should be going this direction (using TVs instead of monitors) since TVs are much cheaper than equivalent larger size monitors...

Pros:
- Best quality currently available anywhere near this price (Samsung JU6700)
- 40" and 4K is ideal size for workstation/trading use

Cons:
- HDMI, not DisplayPort - a real problem if you need multiple like me
- Sleep/standby not supported - need to manually power on/off.

What I ended up doing is holding off on buying two more of these, the last two items above bother me more than I thought they would. So I'll put this 40" somewhere else in the house, and buy two or three 40's with DisplayPort once a good one is available.

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