Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon MCE

Introduction

Introduction
 
Matrix Orbital have been around for some time, 1995 to be precise. In that time they have engineered and manufactured LCD solutions to the advanced technology, defense and aerospace industries. Matrix Orbital then became the leading name for those wanting a powerful yet flexible approach to configurable information display units. Hailing from Calgary, Canada, Matrix Orbital are now the no.1 suppliers of such units and with the advent of the computer modder, have now enjoyed the same success in the PC market.
 
The latest incarnation of the Matrix Orbital is the GX Typhoon featuring a TRI-Colour display and in our case, a Media Centre Edition remote or  GX24064-TC-BBI-MCE which is the version we will be reviewing today.
 
 
Specification & Dimensions
 
All specifications and technical drawings were taken directly from Matrix Orbital.
 
Blueprint
 
Spec Sheet
 
Filling one drive bay slot, the Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon should fit in any case should you have a spare drive bay and the only power requirement is a USB header, no extra power is needed which is a bonus for those who are limited on PSU connectors and cable tidy freaks alike.
 
Lets take a look at the package itself... 
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Most Recent Comments

04-09-2008, 07:31:00

PV5150
webbo had a chance to take Matrix Orbital's latest LCD display for a few laps around the block.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...234401537s.jpg

Check out the Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon MCE review here

04-09-2008, 08:11:17

Rastalovich
Nice bit of reviewage. I`ve always liked these but never had an opportunity to use one. 75 is semi ok as a price, probably the ceiling of what I`d pay for one tbh.

Question that I may`ve missed: do u get the feature to setup multiple displays and then select or cycle thru them with the remote ? (I`m assuming u can)

Also regarding the remote, will it/did it allow interaction with other apps ?

Looks like a winner, possibly undecided if it`s a 75 piece of kit. (I`d probably um & arr about it and then buy one)

04-09-2008, 08:54:43

Bungral
Didn't think it would be something that interests me much but actually it looks a very good product. Something that I would definitely consider.

Didn't take a pic of the remote PV

04-09-2008, 12:59:01

w3bbo
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Rastalovich'
Nice bit of reviewage. I`ve always liked these but never had an opportunity to use one. 75 is semi ok as a price, probably the ceiling of what I`d pay for one tbh.

Question that I may`ve missed: do u get the feature to setup multiple displays and then select or cycle thru them with the remote ? (I`m assuming u can)

Also regarding the remote, will it/did it allow interaction with other apps ?

Looks like a winner, possibly undecided if it`s a 75 piece of kit. (I`d probably um & arr about it and then buy one)
Cheers for your kind comments as always m8.

Yup, as stated in the review you can cycle through the screens you create but not with the remote (at least not when I tried), you use LCD Studio to configure the cycling properties. The remote is primarily to control media center applications, which if you set the screen up to display said applications then it will display some info on said applications so yes, the remote will work with the screen, from a certain point of view.

05-09-2008, 11:37:13

Jaster
Cool...have been looking for a good panel/remote combo that doesn't give you a headache in Vista x64 (silverstone and the lcd on the Antec Fusion 430 HTPC case both seemed to cause random usb failiures for some reason, although that was a few months back) ... Nice to see someone likes classic house too, altern-8 .... I saw them at the attic in manchester about a year back...cracking
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