the problem with TV's for monitors is that the DPI even for HD is just not high enough for up-close computer use, meaning that you get a crappy resolution in terms of pixels per inch of screen space versus a monitor.
If you look at the Dell 30" monitor, its native resolution is 2560 x 1600. aside from the fact you need a kick-ass graphics card to drive this at its native resolution, it still has about three times more pixels per inch than a comparable HD TV of the same size.
TV's are meant for viewing movies from across a room, not for displaying small font chart data viewed from 2 feet away.
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The 3007WFP is a better monitor IMHO. It is the older version, but has a better bezel and stand (personal pref). If you google it, there are some comparisons of the two, when I was buying I found the 3007 to be a better choice. They are a little cheaper, but still pricey new. You can find refurbs cheaper.
Actually, I use cheap NVIDIA 9500 GT adapters ($50-80). The ones I have can each drive two displays at 2560x1600. There are only a few out there that have the IO ports to actually do it (need two dual dvi ports), but many of the engines can support it.
For trading, you do not need a fancy display adapter, because you are not doing texture mapping and super high frame rate games or 3D graphics. All you need is a really good 2D engine. You also do not need a ton of video memory.
The cards I have don't even have fans!
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pivot any monitor to portrait mode
Most (maybe all for all I know) LCD monitors have four threaded holes on the back. You can take the monitor off the factory pedestal and put it on a stand like the 3M Easy Adjust Monitor Stand, that will let you turn the monitor into either portrait or landscape orientations. Amazon.com: 3M(TM) Easy Adjust Monitor Stand: Office Products
I only use two monitors. Would be nice if they were a little bigger, but with more than two, it starts to get difficult for me to track everything that is going on.
If you like lots of monitors, the best mounting solution might be a rack. This one holds 8 monitors. Each of the X shaped plates has holes that correspond to the four hole patten on the back of one monitor.
They have a 4 screen stand and everything is fractions of what it costs anywhere else. and the quality of their mounts is superb! I bought 2000 feet of cat 6, 3 lcd mounts, and all of the stuff to wire out my house for the price of 1 monster dvi cable and 1 mount from Best buy. The instruction manuals for the equipmesnt isnt the best, but then again, I doubt many people here are such amatuers that they couldnt figure out how to mount a monitor from the pictures in the instructions. Good luck
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