[AG-TECH] PIG Specifications

Todd Needham toddn at microsoft.com
Thu Apr 17 10:21:31 CDT 2003

On the other hand, you can get a pair of 20" LCD displays capable of
1600x1200 each for $2500 (in case you decided to go high res for some



From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On
Behalf Of Nolan, Kevin [NCSUS]
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 5:13 AM
To: Jay Beavers; Jonas Talandis; Frank Sweetser; Maat, Steve
Cc: AG-Tech (E-mail)


Jay - 

We have two type's of plasma brands in our lab - 

1)  The Sony 42inch Plasma - which is costly once you start adding the
option cards 
2)  We have been using the NEC Plasma Syncs - they come in many versions
and we have the PlasmaSync - 42MP1 and 50MP1.  These work great with
native and HD sources.  You could have 2 640X480 pictures no problem.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Jay Beavers [mailto:jbeavers at microsoft.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 11:57 PM 
To: Jonas Talandis; Frank Sweetser; Maat, Steve 
Cc: AG-Tech (E-mail) 
Subject: RE: [AG-TECH] PIG Specifications 


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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