[AG-TECH] PIG Specifications

Jonas Talandis jonast at evl.uic.edu
Thu Apr 17 10:20:13 CDT 2003

We have experience with the Pioneer 501-502-503 generation. The current 
<PDP-503CMX> image is awesome. It's a 50" XGA, about $8900 the last time we 
bought one, probably 6 months ago. If you only want video you could get by 
with a cheaper display, but who wants to watch TV from 20' away?

At 10:57 PM 4/16/03, Jay Beavers wrote:
>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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