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Hawgdog
10-24-2003, 05:06 PM
Curious about the two, track IR and flat screen users how about feed back?

thanks

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Hawgdog
10-24-2003, 05:06 PM
Curious about the two, track IR and flat screen users how about feed back?

thanks

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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 05:15 PM
No probs here at all.

What are your concerns?

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Hawgdog
10-24-2003, 05:18 PM
concerns, any glitches or refresh problems creating difficult to track stutter(s) however minor


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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 05:35 PM
Trackir is independent of your monitor, it just sits on top generally looking for movement of your reflective dot. It works like a mouse device, it affects control input only. The new TrackIr 2 mentions an increase to 100mhz refresh. This just means it will sample position changes 100 times a second for smoother tracking. Mice underwent a change to higher refresh rates in the last few years to satisfy fps gamers that wanted faster twitch response.
Trying to circle strafe on an old 60hz mouse in Quake led to micro-stuttering, no matter how fast your fps was. New high refresh rate mice sample enough to keep movement smooth at today's insanely high refresh rates.

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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 06:32 PM
I will warn you that TrackIR is designed to sit FLAT on a CRT monitor...I have mine TAPED to the top of my flat LCD and it looks crappy, but it works...the metal clasp that bends that comes with TrackIR to function either as a stand (on top of a CRT monitor) or laptop attachment DOES NOT allow you to clip the TrackIR to a flat LCD (at least on my SONY LCD it won't)

just something for you to be aware of...

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Hawgdog
10-24-2003, 07:04 PM
Well actually the clip I bent to snap on top of my Syncmaster 192. That works perfect, just a few bugs I am tracking down
The steel clip bent perfectly to clamp like a champ onto the top. the two rubber feet fit into a groove on the face of the monitor and the rear clip holds it perfectly in place


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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 09:56 PM
I have the Samsung Syncmaster 192N and my device sits on top just fine. The front feet hang over the front and the weight (albeit light) keep it in place. No probs here...and it tracks well on it too!



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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 10:37 PM
I guess it works for SOME LCDs...but not others...if you have a Syncmaster I guess you in business...

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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 11:35 PM
I have the Syncmaster 191T and I attached a velcro strip to the bottom of my trackIR (long section of the "T") and the other half to the back of the Monitor. I then tilt the TrackIR head all the way forward (would be facing straight down if it were in the normal config) and then attach it to the back. Seems to work great. I also sometimes leave the unit on my desk below the monitor... also works well.

In terms of use with a flat panel, no problems here

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