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Static Electricity

Posted by SpiceWare, in Monitor, Treadmill Desk 17 June 2016 · 666 views

One problem that crops up with treadmills is static electricity .  I've experienced it and for the most part the only thing that happened was a small zap when I touch the aluminum frame of my keyboard  - basically I was grounding myself through the USB port on my KVM.
 
With the new 4K monitors I would occasionally experience brief ins...


Quicker Input Switching

Posted by SpiceWare, in Monitor 11 February 2016 · 986 views

To switch inputs on my Dell P2715Q monitors I'd been hitting one of the four buttons(any will do) to active the monitor's menu:

 
Then hitting the second button from the top to specify Input Source :

 
In the Input Source submenu the first and second button move the selection up/down while the third button confirms the selection (fourth b...


Deep Color

Posted by SpiceWare, in Monitor 08 February 2016 · 1,120 views

This was unexpected: 

 
With the new monitors I'm now running at 30 bit color depth , also known as deep color .  The 24 bit color we're all used to is known as true color .  
 
So now that I know I have it, anybody know of something (photo, video, etc) where I can see it in action?
 
Addendum: what happen...


4K Installed

Posted by SpiceWare, in Monitor 05 February 2016 · 867 views

Just finished getting the monitors installed and cables run to the various computers.  
 

 
Besides my Mac Pro, I have a couple work computers set up at my desk.  I had been using a 4-port DVI KVM, but when I checked out DisplayPort KVMs I got a bit of sticker shock - $950 for single monitor, $1400 for a dual monitor.  Th...


Going 4K

Posted by SpiceWare, in Monitor 04 February 2016 · 1,013 views

My new monitors arrived early!  I bought a couple Dell P2715Q UHD monitors with an ETA of Friday.  Of course the 15' cables are still on time, so I won't be able to set them up on the monitor arms until this weekend.
 

 
Addendum:  Hooked up one for testing.  Image quality is excellent!

 
Addendum:  Max resolut...





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