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Re: LCD screens and MAME - lack of valuable searches...
02/04/15 07:13 AM


You're not going to find 4:3 LCD monitors anymore. The largest I ever saw was 20.1 inches with a 1400 x 1050 native resolution and that was many years ago.

I've seen some people use an LCD/HDTV in a cabinet, but rotated 90 degrees. I guess they hide part of the screen behind the control panel at the bottom, and maybe part of the screen at the top of the cabinet is hidden as well.

I think the idea is that a 24 inch LCD is more than a bit shorter than a 25 inch CRT arcade monitor...
http://www.displaywars.com/25-inch-4x3-vs-24-inch-16x9
...so by using a larger LCD, rotating it 90 degrees, and blocking part of it out with a bezel or whatever, it will still fit within a normal-sized arcade cabinet but you get a larger usable screen area.

Somewhere in the last year or two, I saw a Galaga (or possibly Galaxian) machine configured this way in an arcade. I think it was a Dave & Busters, but it might have been the Space Mountain arcade in Walt Disney World.


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* LCD screens and MAME - lack of valuable searches... jousley 01/28/15 05:26 AM
. * Re: LCD screens and MAME - lack of valuable searches... MooglyGuy  02/08/15 08:22 PM
. * Re: LCD screens and MAME - lack of valuable searches... krick  02/04/15 07:13 AM
. * Re: LCD screens and MAME - lack of valuable searches... Sune  02/03/15 06:58 PM
. * Re: LCD screens and MAME - lack of valuable searches... lamprey  01/28/15 09:03 AM
. * Watch out.....Sune'll get you..... (see what I did there?) Traso  02/10/15 02:49 AM

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