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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #15 on: 02:26 PM - 02/11/11 »
how can you draw a perfect cross as thin as possible?

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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #16 on: 02:47 PM - 02/11/11 »
They sell pre-made red dot and cross hair stickers that are inkless and monitor safe

search ebay for "the kill dot" or "fps sight"

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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #17 on: 03:02 PM - 02/11/11 »
interesting, but it's a little big isn't it? plus you would want to leave it on when watching movies and such. it's basically printed tape since it still uses adhesive.

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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #18 on: 03:12 PM - 02/11/11 »
Some brands are bigger than others. Some just have the dot and the rest clear plastic. They have many different style ones available from different companies

It's not a full on sticky adhesive. It actually requires a lil moisture be applied to stick and comes off with a light flick of the finger. Leaving nothing behind. I just take them off when using the monitor for other things and put them back on during a private match with a sighted weapon before I go into matchmaking.

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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #19 on: 03:15 PM - 02/11/11 »
You can also cut them down to make them smaller. Though if you go to small they won't stick to the screen at all (like I said, not sticky like tape) it's more like a laminate.

I think I used one before that WAS pretty sticky tho, which I didn't like because I'd smudge my monitor getting them off. I wish I remembered which brand. They last a long time so it's been a while since I've ordered more of any brand.

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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #20 on: 03:30 PM - 02/11/11 »
Wouldn't a laser pointer reflect off an LCD? I'd be more worried about my eyes than the screen lol

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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #21 on: 03:53 PM - 02/11/11 »
We all know the most fun way to figure out the lasers angle is, you guessed it, Fog Machine!

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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #22 on: 04:19 PM - 02/11/11 »
I have green laser, needs no fog machine :)

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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #23 on: 09:42 PM - 02/11/11 »
I used Expo dry erase markers to draw cross hairs as thin as possible. Use red or green whatever color you want. It wiped off CLEAN after 1.5 years of leaving it on my monitor. Only down side is you have to wipe and redraw if you mind it when not gaming. I kept it on 24/7.
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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #24 on: 10:20 PM - 02/11/11 »
I used Expo dry erase markers to draw cross hairs as thin as possible. Use red or green whatever color you want. It wiped off CLEAN after 1.5 years of leaving it on my monitor. Only down side is you have to wipe and redraw if you mind it when not gaming. I kept it on 24/7.

+1 Beat me to it. I use expo brand dry erase markers. There are fine point felt tip markers that allow you to draw a transparent dot on your screen. if you would like a crosshair effect just add four additional dots on the axis. This will not damage your CRT or your LCD and can be added and removed at will. Additionally you will have thousands of reapplications from just one marker vs adhesive alternatives that could open the door for an unexpected rip / tear / scratch or residue your screen.

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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #25 on: 04:13 AM - 02/12/11 »
no, never play with a dot.
dots are for newbs that want to cover of a target & loose visual information.

the entire point is to give yourself a vertical and horizontal alignment marks large enough to work in all conditions. this is especially important on console, because console movement is dominated by exact vertical & horizontal movements across all games. They're geared for NSEW, not diagonals.

If the dot is small enough it really shouldn't be a problem. If you use a larger dot, then yeah i can see that being problematic.
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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #26 on: 04:17 AM - 02/12/11 »
The only thing I don't like with (most) of these suggestions is that the dot ends up being too dark to see when you are looking at dark objects, like walls, hallways, etc.

Which is why I want something that is able to stand out on dark colors, and is extremely small dot so it doesn't cover up targets and make them harder to see at times (like Toys mentioned).

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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #27 on: 11:27 AM - 02/12/11 »
I think a laser pointer might be the best option if you want a bright dot.

My bore sight laser was so distractingly bright when I shot it at my monitor, I had to put a pin hole through a piece of tape attached to the lasers lens to reduce the intensity to a comfortable level.

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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #28 on: 11:52 AM - 02/12/11 »
what are you guys planning to use to secure/aim the laser?

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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #29 on: 03:35 AM - 02/13/11 »
Laser dot's need batteries, and I would think would be a super big pain in the butt to set up on the EXACT spot.

Thanks for the suggestions though.

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