New *square* 1:1 26.5" LCD monitor 1920x1920

ethan at ethan at
Mon May 16 09:46:51 CDT 2016

> Does anyone have a EIZO FlexScan EV2730QFX-BK monitor? I currently own an
> NEC MultiSync 17" LCD that does sync-on-green and works with my SGIs and
> other older systems. However, I'd love something bigger. The problem is
> that when I use widescreen monitors on systems which cannot display
> widescreen resolutions, everything is pretty distorted.
> My guess is that, since this is a newer monitor, it's not going to support
> sync-on-green. I'd still be tempted to get one, simply because I've grown
> to dislike widescreen for productivity uses (they are great for
> entertainment). However, at over $1k, it'd definitely have to support my
> retro gear to make it worth it. Now that I look, it says it only supports
> displayport and dual-link DVI. That means I'd need a scan converter to use
> it with older gear. Ugh. Well, anyone go down this road already?
> -Swift

Oh wow, the arcade world needs 4:3 27/29" and 25" LCDs pretty badly. 
That's a bit on the pricy side, don't need that kind of resolution for 
games that run at 640x480 :-)

You could buy one then return it?

Ethan O'Toole

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