Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-01-2020, 09:34   #1
Registered User

Join Date: May 2006
Boat: Garcia Passoa 47
Posts: 59
Monitor for navigation

We run TimeZero 3.3 andOpen CPN on a Win 10 machine with a 14 year old 19" diagonal monitor that showing signs of dying. We are about to buy a new monitor. It must fit the space we have, but we want a large, hi resolution screen. Space limits us to 24" diagonal
The Dell S2417DG looks good to us. Specs say
• QHD resolution 2560 x 1440 at 165 Hz
• Pixel Pitch • 0.2058 mm
• Brightness • 350 cd/m²
• Contrast Ratio • 1000:1
Would you expect TZ and Open CPN to run well on it? Some people warn that text may be too small.

The monitor will be installed below deck, so readability in sunlight is not an issue

We are open to suggestions on another monitor.
One running on 12 volts would be nice but I cannot find that size and resolution
Likewise touchscreen would be nice, but all that I can find at that resolution are physically too large for our space
We do not have the option of buying, trying and returning if we do not like it due to boat location and airfares

Thank you for your comments
__________________

nmccubbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 09:38   #2
rbk
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Canada
Boat: T37
Posts: 1,591
Re: Monitor for navigation

__________________

rbk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 15:08   #3
Moderator
 
Jim Cate's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 15,555
Re: Monitor for navigation

Quote:
Originally Posted by rbk View Post
thank you for your helpful and informative contribution.

Jim
__________________
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II back oscillating between the D'Entrecasteaux and Hobart
Jim Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 16:29   #4
rbk
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Canada
Boat: T37
Posts: 1,591
Re: Monitor for navigation

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Cate View Post
thank you for your helpful and informative contribution.

Jim
Thanks as well for your ignorant smrt a$$ comment. Generally that means I’m also curious and would like to follow the thread and see if anyone has anything informative to offer as I myself have been considering the same. Hence the watching intently munching on some popcorn anticipating an informed response, yours falls a little flat.
rbk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 16:41   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 214
Re: Monitor for navigation

Quote:
Originally Posted by rbk View Post
Thanks as well for your ignorant smrt a$$ comment. Generally that means I’m also curious and would like to follow the thread and see if anyone has anything informative to offer as I myself have been considering the same. Hence the watching intently munching on some popcorn anticipating an informed response, yours falls a little flat.
Rubish! Your popcorn means I'm bored, this has been talked thousand times before, it will become a long stupid thread, anchor, etc etc.

Jim was 100 % right. Very elegantly communicated that you should refrain from such completely unnecessary comments. Noise.
blu3534 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 16:51   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Currently home with the Frozen Chosen, Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada
Boat: Hylas 54 #42
Posts: 8
Re: Monitor for navigation

The dot pitch should not be an issue. Windows 10 allows you to scale the image so the image is larger on the screen but of course you will see less of a page or chart at any time. The finer dot pitch of the monitor still provides a clearer image.

If possible, I would really try and find a 12V monitor. Dell and Samsung have made them in the past but I have not kept up with the current offerings.
jdtcanuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 17:25   #7
Registered User
 
El Pinguino's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Boat in Puerto Lucia, Ecuador, Body in SE Australia, Heart in Patagonia....
Boat: Westerly Sealord
Posts: 5,426
Re: Monitor for navigation

A few years ago I needed a new monitor.... gave up one finding on running on an external 12V brick.
Settled for an LG 19M38D .. probably discontinued by now...
It runs off a 19V brick..
Chucked that brick.. kept the cable.. bought on of these DCDC-USB, Intelligent DC-DC converter with USB interface

Works good.. and also runs my Acer Veriton L670G computer.

I have a second one for charging my MacBook .. these days they - Mini-Box - also make a 15 amp one...
__________________
Simple Celestial https://www.dropbox.com/s/a5blh1rgvi...ation.pdf?dl=0

A little bit about Chile https://www.cruiserswiki.org/wiki/Chile
El Pinguino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 17:51   #8
Registered User
 
gamayun's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Oakland, CA
Boat: Freedom 38
Posts: 2,120
Re: Monitor for navigation

It's a little smaller than your need, but I bought this ASUS MB168B portable USB monitor for my Nuc running OCPN (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FE...?ie=UTF8&psc=1). It's really thin and with a nice display but no VESA mounting capabilities so I'm planning to build it into the nav station desk instead. Asus might have the portables in a larger size. I have also since come to realize that if this monitor ever flakes out, I can't turn on the computer with another USB monitor. I'm now waiting on a $48, 7-inch VGA monitor from China to use as a backup. Probably not what you're looking for and I can't give feedback on it anyway because I don't have it in hand yet.
gamayun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 18:22   #9
rbk
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Canada
Boat: T37
Posts: 1,591
Re: Monitor for navigation

Quote:
Originally Posted by blu3534 View Post
Rubish! Your popcorn means I'm bored, this has been talked thousand times before, it will become a long stupid thread, anchor, etc etc.

Jim was 100 % right. Very elegantly communicated that you should refrain from such completely unnecessary comments. Noise.
So when you’re bored and disgruntled you eat a bag of popcorn...if I had wanted to convey those emotions (like I will towards your comment) I would have gone with or or even followed by a
rbk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 19:25   #10
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oregon to Alaska
Boat: Wheeler Shipyard 83' ex USCG
Posts: 2,629
Re: Monitor for navigation

I use a 32" LG monitor and everything looks fine. Paid under $200 from Amazon a couple years ago. Use it with TZ, OpenCPN and Rosepoint on win7 pc, soon to be Linux.
Lepke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 19:47   #11
rbk
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Canada
Boat: T37
Posts: 1,591
Re: Monitor for navigation

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lepke View Post
I use a 32" LG monitor and everything looks fine. Paid under $200 from Amazon a couple years ago. Use it with TZ, OpenCPN and Rosepoint on win7 pc, soon to be Linux.
You running it off an inverter or find a better way?
rbk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 20:12   #12
Moderator
 
Jim Cate's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 15,555
Re: Monitor for navigation

Quote:
Originally Posted by rbk View Post
Thanks as well for your ignorant smrt a$$ comment. Generally that means I’m also curious and would like to follow the thread and see if anyone has anything informative to offer as I myself have been considering the same. Hence the watching intently munching on some popcorn anticipating an informed response, yours falls a little flat.
This points out the difficulties of trying to communicate using silly little pictures which have no agreed meaning. Words in general do have an agreed meaning, codified in dictionaries, and are a preferred means of expressing ideas for most folks.

So, if you had simply posted what you wrote out in the above quote I would not have responded as I did.

I'm not sure who deserves the "ignorant smrt a$$" label here...

Jim
__________________
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II back oscillating between the D'Entrecasteaux and Hobart
Jim Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 20:43   #13
rbk
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Canada
Boat: T37
Posts: 1,591
Re: Monitor for navigation

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Cate View Post
This points out the difficulties of trying to communicate using silly little pictures which have no agreed meaning. Words in general do have an agreed meaning, codified in dictionaries, and are a preferred means of expressing ideas for most folks.

So, if you had simply posted what you wrote out in the above quote I would not have responded as I did.

I'm not sure who deserves the "ignorant smrt a$$" label here...

Jim
A lot of times I don’t have time or patience to type it out on my phone. A simple question would suffice if you didn’t understand. You attacked I defended.
ig·no·rant
/ˈiɡnərənt/
adjective
lacking knowledge or awareness in general;
Ass is about the most PC label in my vocabulary and hardly an insult in my books.
rbk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 20:45   #14
Registered User
 
El Pinguino's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Boat in Puerto Lucia, Ecuador, Body in SE Australia, Heart in Patagonia....
Boat: Westerly Sealord
Posts: 5,426
Re: Monitor for navigation

Quote:
Originally Posted by rbk View Post
You running it off an inverter or find a better way?
See post #7
__________________
Simple Celestial https://www.dropbox.com/s/a5blh1rgvi...ation.pdf?dl=0

A little bit about Chile https://www.cruiserswiki.org/wiki/Chile
El Pinguino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 21:21   #15
rbk
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Canada
Boat: T37
Posts: 1,591
Re: Monitor for navigation

Quote:
Originally Posted by El Pinguino View Post
See post #7
Awesome thanks!
__________________

rbk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
monitor, navigation

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ipad navigation (google earth and navigation) Cpt Balu Navigation 2 11-03-2019 18:55
Looking for 15" LCD touch screen monitor geoffgroves Marine Electronics 8 26-01-2007 06:29
Diesel fuel electronic monitor leehaefele Engines and Propulsion Systems 27 02-11-2006 19:27
Battery Monitor rleslie Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 3 31-08-2005 01:31
"SensaTank" Fiel-Effect Tank Monitor GordMay Construction, Maintenance & Refit 2 24-07-2004 00:55

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:39.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.