General Chat Thread, Widescreens in classroom? in General; Some of our old Glass monitors were just that, and although they stopped the preasure damage the got broken when ...
23rd August 2012, 11:24 AM #16
Some of our old Glass monitors were just that, and although they stopped the preasure damage the got broken when knocked over. And that left shardes of glass the size of daggers lyign arround classrooms.
23rd August 2012, 11:31 AM #17
90% of ours are now 21'' 1080p widescreen (probably 100% by the end of the year). As soon as widescreen projectors hit a decent price point I will be putting them in. ATM we find the best compatibility/compromise between native projector and monitor resolution and make do.
23rd August 2012, 11:32 AM #18
Wish we didn't get damaged TFTs. We went through about 15 in the last 6 months.
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
23rd August 2012, 11:33 AM #19
Not Hansprees then! We had a load of them and annoyingly too many have gone u/s not so long out of warranty. Strange defect the power light flashes a series of blue and yellow, got a feeling it was an internal fuse issue but they seem almost impossible to open up.
Originally Posted by jamesfed
23rd August 2012, 11:51 AM #20
22" Widescreens here, no sence in buying anything less due to cost differences.
Be careful about vertical resolution though, we get at least 1020 vertical res, lots of the cheap -shocking- 19" ones have a stupidly low vertical res of 720 or so which just does not give you enough room to do much and is stupid when you think about how much power is in modern PCs, the screen is the visible workspace and small screens encourage small thinking.
All of our Office staff have dual 1920x1080 22" LCDs and use all the screen realestate without taxing the hardware. Bigger screens and they multitask more with the computer and less with their brains.
23rd August 2012, 12:27 PM #21
Same as everyone here really, Widescreens replacing standard 4:3 monitors, except for teacher machines as these are hooked up to projectors that are 4:3. We're keeping the stock of old but decent 4:3 monitors for these teacher machines. 4:3 monitors are now a lot more expensive than widescreen.
Our current batch of Ilyama ProLite 22" monitors cost something like £89 a piece! Bonkers.
Thanks to FragglePete from:
speckytecky (23rd August 2012)
23rd August 2012, 12:30 PM #22
We generally run the projectors as a second monitor rather than a dupe so the 4:3 does not matter and it is way better for usability too as long as the teachers can see the whiteboard too. One control screen and one display, helps with data protection two when they insist on bring up SMS stuff while attached to a projector as it is on their screen rather than the wall.
23rd August 2012, 12:36 PM #23
This is a huge problem for us, and we seems to have a high proportion of non-tech-savvy staff. We have trialled dual head graphics cards and staff can't get their heads around it, which is a shame as we can buy dual head graphics cards for less than the VGA splitters!
Originally Posted by SYNACK
We have had instances of staff accounts being compromised when staff have brought up password boxes and been overlooked entering credentials. We are instituting a training program to try and comabt this, but as it is an optional cpd workshop the worst offenders won't come as they don't want to know.
23rd August 2012, 12:53 PM #24
Yea, ours are mostly connected to staff laptops and under W7 when they hook them up they get given a little picture list of dupe or split. Luckily most have been trained into it when they made the switch to Vista and got 'this new funny screen' when they plugged in a projector. Its easier with static computers and you can 'train' then with a dual moniter setup Widescreen and a 4:3 with a Y to the projector. Do one common room like this and they can get the feel of it.
Originally Posted by Oaktech
13th November 2012, 08:18 PM #25
- Rep Power
Our your computers upto full Hd or are people running lower resolutions on 21 and 23 inch monitors.
13th November 2012, 09:37 PM #26
We use mostly full HD moniters, the computers have plenty of power, why try to hide that and make people try to squint through a postage stamp to use it.
Originally Posted by pmdc199
13th November 2012, 09:59 PM #27
I used to buy 19" LG widescreen VGA monitors for about 54 quid! Couldn't argue with that and were fairly reliable. Mainly if fault it was DOA rather then develop faults. Had over 400 of them in the end.
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