I don't want to spend major bucks but, on the other hand, I want the best complement to a vary expensive radio.
Thanks for your thoughts.
The curved displays are the best on your eyes if you wear glasses.
I set behind a pair of 30" dell monitors at 2550x1600 each. SDR is simply stunning. The monitors are the Dell U3011T. The 3014's are good too. You need a pretty good video card to drive them. I use a nvidia gtx 670, but if you are putting this card into an existing box, check first what power cables you have to power the card. The gtx required 2 of the 6 pin power cables. Some of the cards require 2 of the 8-pin cables, which many boxes simply don't have.
The monitors I pick up use on ebay for about $800 or so. We buy a lot of them in the architecture business.
The 240 hz monitors seem to be for gaming to make the motion smoother. If you search for "Eizo Gaming Monitor" the Eizo site has a white paper on the 240hz monitors.
Their model :
EIZO FORIS FG2421-BK 23.5-Inch Screen LCD Monitor
looks interesting as the refresh rate is very rate and no smearing of the SDR display would occur. On my current slow monitor (old Dell 25" / 60 hz?) I do not detect smear but a side by side would be interesting. At about US$650 they are spendy! Not clear they are worth the extra cash outlay. It is an LCD but I'd rather go LED for BackLight.
One important criteria is the monitor not contribute to the RFI in the shack.
Some of the high rate monitors do so for 3D. Hmmm.... Smart-SDR in 3D.
Would be interesting to see if 3D effects can enhance the user S-SDR experience.
Managing with 1 monitor at the moment. There are freeware virtual desktop utilities that can help spread things out.
I am on a temp location so i am using a laptop to run it all and the pc struggles a bit. Once i move back to my base radio shack i will probably do 3x27 inch monitors with a desktop computer. And if you can get anything better than 1920x 1080 resolution smartsdr will look fantastic.
One caution: Whichever TV or monitor you get, be sure that the power supply doesn't generate RF hash. Many of them are very noisy!
I first got another name brand TV from HHGregg and it filled the panadapter spectrum with all manner of spikes and pretty designs. I promptly returned it and got a Samsung and it is pretty quiet. I still put a mix31 ferrite on the power supply leads just to make sure.
When you are FLEXing, once you move to multiple monitors you will never go back to a simple laptop or single monitor, unless you are running remote! My second monitor has been one of the most useful additions to my shack since the Flex arrived.
If you go the 4k route, keep in mind it is 4 times the pixels of a regular HD monitor, so don't go with a cheap video card - it could use a little extra processor horsepower on the video card. But having said that, I also have another one of those monitors as my primary TV in my living room, attached to an Intel NUC computer which was only $500 and I can watch netflix full screen on it with no problems (well, very few problems).