overhead tvs are a terrible idea and it boggles my mind that it seems to be a trend
i can understand a glanceable monitor above your main one / main row, but like, mounting an entire tv above your setup? that makes my neck hurt just thinking about it
like, the higher up you have to look, the smaller i'd make that monitor
my main row is 20" / 30" / 20" PLP with the dell 3017 in middle and 2007fpb on sides. i used my old lg 24" 1080p on top for glanceable info but i ended up taking it out, partially because it wasn't terribly justified, partially because i needed to use it elsewhere
if i had to re-add a 4th monitor to my desk setup i'd make it an ultrawide so that it wasn't as tall. and i'd even consider putting it *below* instead of above
anyway i wanna see more utilitarian setups and odd monitor layouts that are geared toward actual workflows instead of looking cool when you show off your "battlestation" or whatever
one time i saw a youtube video of a really weird triple monitor layout and the guy said it was that way bc they did a lot of CAD work and unf yes more of that kind of showing off please!!!!
like i really wanna see someone work a crt streaming setup into their desk. the closest i've gotten was to take my 3-monitor and just replace one of the side monitors with my crt, then put the mixer next to that idk
i feel like audio production optimal layout is closer to being a solved problem than anything else -- center monitor flanked by speakers, equipment rack mounted under the stand or w/e. that's good shit!
@trwnh my keyboard is small and blue/ pink for productivity okay
@lugh briefly in 2017, before my desk collapsed,
@lugh "what caused it to collapse?" well
@lugh conclusion: go easy on your cheap 12-year-old desks
@trwnh I always thought that you'd use it for gaming or watching something while leaning all the way back in your cool gaming chair… though I still agree it's a bad idea
@noiob that does seem to be the general idea yeah, but if you're gonna do that then like... at least tilt the tv downward???
@trwnh yeah if you don't do that I got nothing
can I add a personal pet peeve? curved (16:9) monitors. they only work for a single person who is always in a kinda specific spot. I'm pretty sure they only exist because they look weird/ cool. Ultrawides excluded because the curve makes sense there, but they also have a bigger radius so it's less annoying?
@noiob i think curved monitors are just a gimmick in general and only really make sense on those super ultrawides that are basically 2 monitors without the bezel in between. still a matter of taste though. sometimes i want a flat screen to avoid distortion
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