[AG-TECH] PIG Specifications

Jay Beavers jbeavers at microsoft.com
Wed Apr 16 22:57:18 CDT 2003

We have the need of a plasma screen for a "back wall display" in one of
our nodes.  Does anyone have a recommended brand & model?

We only need it to display a single site's video, so it doesn't have to
have high resolution, but it needs to be large enough to allow
reasonable viewing from about 20' away (image stretched to maximum 4x3
size) and bright enough to be seen in a room in which lighting is high
to support good image capture of the entire audience.

Would you recommend a different model if I wanted to display 2 or 3
640x480 native resolution streams?

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On
Behalf Of Jonas Talandis
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 2:53 PM
To: Frank Sweetser; Maat, Steve
Cc: AG-Tech (E-mail)

I embrace the use of plasma screens. We have used them in several nodes,

the image quality is superb and you have the option of adding an 
interactive whiteboard, without the noise and overhead mounting of 
projectors. If the aspect ratio bothers you can use the 4:3 mode or spec
smaller display. The limiting factor is the image size needs to be 
appropriate to the size of the room. The viewers need to be within 8-10

At 03:43 PM 4/16/2003, Frank Sweetser wrote:
>On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 04:33:09PM -0400, Maat, Steve wrote:
> > Is a Plasma screen appropriate or would a projector be better?
>Personally I'd try and avoid plasma screen, unless you can convince
>video display to do the right aspect ratio.  Standard video resolutions
on a
>16:9 ratio plasma end up looking way too stretched out.
>Frank Sweetser fs at wpi.edu
>WPI Network Engineer

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