HZ’s Main Monitor?

charlieclouser

Senior Member
I have a similar monitor - a Samsung 32 inch, 4k model, and it's awesome - but things can be a bit teeny-tiny on the screen for sure. I don't have a big touch screen in between me and the monitor, so it's fine for me but if I had any stuff like control surfaces etc. that would push the monitor further away I'd be squinting. But I love it.

I did try a 43 inch 4k display and that absolutely solves the problem of teeny-vision mode, but physically it's so big that I was wagging my head from side to side too much. But, if I mounted it another foot away from my face it would have been perfect.

So if you've got the monitor mounted close, a 32 inch 4k is perfect. If you've got any miscellaneous hardware between you and the monitor, check out the LG 43 inch 4k models (around $700) because they're pretty awesome.
 

charlieclouser

Senior Member
I'm about 30-32 inches from my monitors -- is that about the right distance for the LG or better for the Samsung?
I'm only a couple of inches closer than that, and it's no problem even for my ancient near-sighted eyesight, so a 32 inch monitor like the Samsung should be fine for you. I'd want another foot or so to be comfortable with a 43 inch like the LG.
 

DJN

New Member
I've also been shopping around for new monitors and saw this model Samsung S32D850T (2560x1440).
Looks very similar to the picture.
 

whinecellar

Jim Daneker
What @charlieclouser said is absolutely right - distance is crucial in relation to panel size. Too big, and the head wagging gets to be too much.
For me, I recently replaced my 40” Philips with a 55” Samsung curved, a little further back - and I’ve never loved a monitor so much. It’s absolutely immersive, and the curve makes a big difference with the corners - it’s just magic, with no visible distortion. Monitor heaven.
 

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charlieclouser

Senior Member
I've also been shopping around for new monitors and saw this model Samsung S32D850T (2560x1440).
Looks very similar to the picture.
The one in HZ's picture is probably a 4k display (3840 x 2160) - a 2560 x 1440 display just ain't got enough pixels! I have Samsung 32" displays in both 4k and 2560 x 1440 versions - the 4k in the center and the lower resolution ones on either side, and they look almost identical (but the overall dimensions differ by about 1/4", which is a little aggravating).

Mine are about where the fader controllers are in whinecellar's pictures, so a LOT closer to my eyes than his 50". Any further away and I'd need to step up to 43" or bigger.
 

jononotbono

Luke Johnson
I really miss my 43" 4k Samsung that's in UK. So much so, I think I'm going to just buy one out here. Charlie is absolutely right, it's huge and if too close you will be moving your head to each corner. Place it correctly at the right distance though and the font sizes pretty much match a 27" iMac screen at 2560 x 1440 which is nice.
 

Rob Elliott

Senior Member
What @charlieclouser said is absolutely right - distance is crucial in relation to panel size. Too big, and the head wagging gets to be too much.
For me, I recently replaced my 40” Philips with a 55” Samsung curved, a little further back - and I’ve never loved a monitor so much. It’s absolutely immersive, and the curve makes a big difference with the corners - it’s just magic, with no visible distortion. Monitor heaven.
Jim - I am using 2 - 32" Samsung monitors now at 42" inches away (I have a 72" TV on the wall 9' in front of me - I throw my mixer up there but mostly this is for client visits/reviews.)

I love the look of your near monitor - would 42" away from it be ok?

I do have room to bring this near 55" curved monitor - 12 inches - closer if needs be.
 
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Rob Elliott

Senior Member
Seems to me recently on a developer's product release (the developer's name escape me) - he had a LONG curved monitor off to his right. It had to be 60"+ and curved. What I liked about that one is it not as 'high' but horizontally longer. Anyone know what that monitor could be?
 

SomeGuy

Active Member
What @charlieclouser said is absolutely right - distance is crucial in relation to panel size. Too big, and the head wagging gets to be too much.
For me, I recently replaced my 40” Philips with a 55” Samsung curved, a little further back - and I’ve never loved a monitor so much. It’s absolutely immersive, and the curve makes a big difference with the corners - it’s just magic, with no visible distortion. Monitor heaven.
What desk is that? FANTASTIC setup BTW!!