Quoted from Vespula:
This is awesome. I loved the fit and finish of your original pics with the gold trim. But that was under mounted. These look too big for the space,
Maybe this will look more properly sized once under mounted?
Both of them are 7” monitors - the left one is native 1920x1080 and the right is 800x480 (like the source monitors). Dimensionally, that is going to result in a ratio difference as one is 16:9, the other 5:3. I think the bezel is probably thicker on the right one too. And the apron is smaller on the right side due to the shooter. I could reverse them and it would probably look more balanced, but then I end up with 4 wires in the middle of the apron that have to tuck under the apron at the top - not the cleanest solution either.
The left monitor (main display mirror) is all encased in aluminum with the breakout boards on the sides internally making it wider horizontally but nice and thin. I’m super impressed with this monitor being 1920x1080 IPS. This one is pretty much plug and play.
The right monitor (PF monitor mirror) has been a complete pain in my rear. I’ve tried 3 different monitors, 3 different splitters and so far this is the only combination that has worked. I’d like to find an encased unit like the left monitor but it’s probably not going to happen. I could try a smaller 6” if they exist, but not sure I care at this point. I’ve dumped around $500 into this so far (I need to try and sell off the monitors that didn’t work). Another issue is anything you order comes from China so it’s a 4-6 week wait.
The breakout board solution is clean looking, but won’t work for CE people as they have mechs in the Coma area underneath. It also requires ribbon cable extenders which are fragile and prone to damage lifting the playfield up and down.
At this point I just want to enjoy the game for a while and be able to see what’s on the 2 monitors without looking away from the flippers. I’m excited to have gotten to this point!