wow and you never asked here first what to buy and where and what
response times and resolution and which connector technology or
which brand or how much to spend
might be old age for sure but maybe not bad thing
TOO big does not work so well, as it requires too much head movement. Or
requires sitting further away, which kind of defeats the purpose of a
For computer use, a TV in the 40"-50" range works better. Get a 4K UHD
model (3840x2160 pixels) and you have the equivalent of four 20"-25" HD
(1920x1080) monitors. Makes it easy to use multiple windows at once, or
just increase the overall font size so that I do not need my usual
reading glasses. Look for a model with even lighting at low brightness
or you'll eyes will tire quickly.
I use a 50", and find it is almost too big, as the upper part of the
screen is a little too high for comfort. I either use smaller windows
on the bottom, or have to lean back to read the top. It is kind of nice
for reading the digital edition of the local newspaper, leaning back in
the desk chair, feet up, with my morning coffee. I can easily read two
facing pages, each of which is about 50% bigger than the print edition.
Nifty. Nice view now?
About May of last year I gave in to my other half nudging me on a good
local deal and I too got a new monitor. I now have a 43" monitor! It
took some time for me to get used to it (it's huge on my desk) but now
I'm loving it. I got a new AppletV for it and can flip over and watch
all kinds of 4k video. Aging like this I can handle. ;)
I try to keep myself in check but I know a few who just damn near
snarl at everything and everyone. They say cranky keeps you alive.
On 1/7/2018 4:23 PM, Markem wrote:
> ay I gave in to getting older, I bought a 28 inch monitor. I
> waited to long, now I can read without leaning foward pulling my
> glasses down so I can read with the right eye. (near sighted and far
> Grumpy at the admission of this aging thing.
I hear you. I'm not sure whether to feel cheated or blessed myself.
Most of my life I had better than normal vision. Both clarity and
speed. I could pick out an animal on a hillside a mile away. I could
read street signs two or three streets away. I had issues with color
because I could see variances in shade others couldn't, and I had
incredible night vison. It only took me 5 minutes to adjust instead of
20 and I could navigate across the desert by starlight easily on a clear
At about age 40-42 I started needing reading glasses. Now at almost 52 I
wear trifocals because I can't get used to progressives. I guess for
the first half of my life I was blessed in that regard, but now I feel
particularly frustrated to have to wear glasses. I guess every person's
journey has its tough things to deal with.
Atleast I still have decent night vision, but it does take longer to
adjust now. I can still run the river at night in my boat by starlight
as long as some moron in a pontoon boat doesn't light me up with his
spotlight. I have been known to scream profanities at somebody tied off
catfishing as I blow by because they thought it was a good idea to blast
me with a million candle power beam.
I have always had a difference in my eyes, far sighted in the left,
near in the right. So glasses are a extension of me, the left is now
20/20, so could fix the right but I would then need readers. Also with
"good vision" I loose medical coverage, so no lasik for me. Night
vision is still good, hearing good despite tinnitus. Most thing I hurt
when younger are reminding me from time to time.
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