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Looking outside the 'window' or 'windows' of your cockpit has a large impact on your flying experience. 

I have chosen the multi-monitor set-up with triplehead2go for my outside view. The TH2Go fools Windows into thinking it's on one huge monitor. Supporting up to three screens running at 1280x1024, it enables you to run at a horizontal resolution of 3840 pixels

Pictures

Below some picture of my TRH2GO test set-up,. Pics are taken with camera so real quality is much better.

Alignment of monitors not optimized yet

Picture above :EGLL Final ILS Rwy 27L ; ActiveSky; FPS locked an running @ 22fps; zoomfactor 0,33; for hardware specs see: http://www.baron58.com/hard-_software.htm  

Picture above :EGLL Final ILS Rwy 27L ; ActiveSky; FPS locked an running @ 22fps; zoomfactor 0,33; for hardware specs see: http://www.baron58.com/hard-_software.htm  

Picture above :EGLL Short Final ILS Rwy 27L ; ActiveSky; FPS locked an running @ 22fps; zoomfactor 0,33; for hardware specs see: http://www.baron58.com/hard-_software.htm  

Picture above :EHAM Cloud scenery ; ActyiveSky; FPS 22fps; zoomfactor 0,33; for hardware specs see: http://www.baron58.com/hard-_software.htm  

Picture above :EHAM; VFR Netherlands scenery ; ActiveSky; FPS locked an running @ 22fps; zoomfactor 0,33; for hardware specs see: http://www.baron58.com/hard-_software.htm  

 

Picture above FL45; VFR The Netherlands Scenery; ActyiveSky; FPS 22fps; zoomfactor 0,33; for hardware specs see: http://www.baron58.com/hard-_software.htm  

 

Picture above FL45; VFR The Netherlands Scenery; ActiveSky; FPS locked an running @ 22fps; zoomfactor 0,33; for hardware specs see: http://www.baron58.com/hard-_software.htm  

 

 

Triplehead2Go:

bulletgood  visual experience. With an odd number of screens the most important action is found on the centre screen, and that is exactly the intention. The other two screens fill your peripheral view
bulletEasy and quick to install, just a simple splitter box with power supply.
bulletAbility to use with desktop computer (given correct graphics card)
bulletIncluded Surround Gaming Utility (SGU) to quickly modify game configuration settings
bulletThree monitors take up less space than beamers
bulletPresent graphics card drivers status makes ATI graphics cards unusable for MSFS, can’t access full menus at 640x480 per display (this is an ATI issue, not Matrox issue). ATI x1k cards can handle 800x600 per display. GeForce nVidia graphics cards can handle up to 1280x1024 settings per display.
Present Matrox drivers only handle 4:3 display ratios per monitor so widescreen monitors won’t display correctly. ===> I had to change my graphics card

TripleHead2Go 

TripleHead2Go is not a graphics card but an external box that harnesses your system's existing graphics solution for rendering of all 2D, 3D and video, and adds multi-monitor support. TripleHead2Go appears to your system as an ultra-widescreen 3840x1024* monitor and simply connects to your computer via a standard analog VGA monitor cable. Using Matrox patent-pending technology, TripleHead2Go then splits the 3840 x 1024 Microsoft® Windows® desktop into three separate 1280 x 1024 screens of information, and displays across three independent 1280 x 1024 monitors. There is no image distortion and no scaling to the original raw pixels generated from the existing graphics accelerator.

TripleHead2Go delivers the ultimate PC gaming experience, allowing full screen DirectX and OpenGL on three screens at up to 3840x1024 resolution and a 45" total diagonal. Using your system's existing graphics (including SLI™), the TripleHead2Go will take your gaming to the next level with the most immersive environment ever - nothing else comes close. You'll have to experience it to believe it, but once you do, you'll find it hard to go back to a single monitor. Surround Gaming fully engages your peripheral vision with games running at up to 135 degree wide-angle field of view.



TripleHead2Go comes with Matrox Surround Gaming Utility software for automatically adding widescreen support to video games. Enjoy an extensive list of gaming titles across a wide variety of game genres including: first person shooters, racing and flight simulations, role playing games, real-time strategies, third person action and sports, as well as a host of massive multi-player online games. There are over 150 games supported with wide Field Of View.

 

According to Matrox, the TripleHead2Go is primarily a product for LCD users. Considering that LCDs are becoming more widespread everyday, that three LCDs on your desk are a lot easier to manage than three CRTs, and that LCD monitor frames are generally narrower than CRT frames, this makes sense. The 60 Hz refresh rates are designed for this purpose, with the 75 Hz rate at 3072x768 existing to cater to CRT users while still allowing LCD connections at this resolution (most LCDs have a recommended refresh rate of 60 Hz and a maximum supported refresh rate of 75 Hz).

Links

bullethttp://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/gxm/products/th2go/home.php

 

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