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KingDino

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#21 9 years ago

the native resolution of that monitor is 1920 x 1080. Assuming it's the asus from two posts above.




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#22 9 years ago
KingDino;4993226the native resolution of that monitor is 1920 x 1080. Assuming it's the asus from two posts above.

It's currently at the highest possible resolution, but I will be sure to check that. What it is on now is worlds better than what it started off with though. To be precise, I got this monitor: Newegg.com - ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors




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#23 9 years ago
The Soleutator;4993264It's currently at the highest possible resolution, but I will be sure to check that. What it is on now is worlds better than what it started off with though. To be precise, I got this monitor: Newegg.com - ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors

Yeah you need that set at 1920x1080. That's why it's not as sharp with finer details such as text.




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#24 9 years ago
The Soleutator;4993264It's currently at the highest possible resolution, but I will be sure to check that. What it is on now is worlds better than what it started off with though. To be precise, I got this monitor: Newegg.com - ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors

Make sure you run everything possible at 1920x1080 (native) and don't stretch other resolutions (like 4x3 ratios into 16x9) if you want the best quality. I forget the setting name (in the monitor's adjustments), but you can have it so other resolutions (such as 1280x1024) are displayed pixel for pixel rather than stretched across the screen.

Also, if running XP, turn on cleartype text for (what I would consider to be) cleaner text, even at native res. XP has this off by default. Vista has it on, if I recall correctly.

Enjoy it. Have had the identical monitor for the last 7 months. Still can't complain. :smokin:




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#25 9 years ago

The option you're thinking of is scaling. ;)

In my ATi control panel, it has the options of Full Screen (no matter what resolution or aspect ratio, it will be stretched to fit your whole display), Preserve Aspect Ratio (which is good for viewing stuff at a different aspect ratio from your display, i.e. 4:3 game on a 16:9 display or something; it simply puts black bars on the sides or top/bottom of your display to compensate for the differences in aspect ratio), and Centered (which makes the image take up the exact number of pixels in your display when it's less than native resolution. In an image that has fewer pixels both vertically and horizontally, there will be a black border around the entire thing).




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#26 9 years ago

The most universal terms for the main 3 types of scaling Zam is describing are Stretch (fills the screen) Aspect Correct (bars top or bottom) and 1:1 Pixel Mapping. All buzz words various brands use are really just renaming the above 3. If you see no option to use 1920x1080 in your video properties yet, make sure you have the latest driver for the display installed.




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#27 9 years ago

After looking at the monitor again, it is actually 1920x1080, so the resolution is right. The text also seems perfectly clear looking at it again, it may have just had to warm up (or I was tired and my vision was blurred). It looks absolutely fantastic now, but if I have problems in games, I'll take a look at the above suggestions.




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#28 9 years ago
The Soleutator;4994174After looking at the monitor again, it is actually 1920x1080, so the resolution is right. The text also seems perfectly clear looking at it again, it may have just had to warm up (or I was tired and my vision was blurred). It looks absolutely fantastic now, but if I have problems in games, I'll take a look at the above suggestions.

Sorry you said you'd put it at 1600x1080, which I assumed meant 1680x1050 which is the closest 'common' resolution to 1600x1080. But typos aside as long as it is set right and it's working then that's good. If you're on XP then Oblivious' suggestion about ClearType is still worth looking into though - if it's not on already then activating it does make a difference.




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#29 9 years ago

Some monitors have a text mode, which is often the best mode to use for net surfing, but usually you're better off avoiding presets entirely and adjusting the gamma, and RGB manually. Just getting the K setting right can make a big difference, as it affects everything else.




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#30 9 years ago

Bs|Archaon;4994178Sorry you said you'd put it at 1600x1080, which I assumed meant 1680x1050 which is the closest 'common' resolution to 1600x1080. But typos aside as long as it is set right and it's working then that's good. If you're on XP then Oblivious' suggestion about ClearType is still worth looking into though - if it's not on already then activating it does make a difference.[/QUOTE] So uh, how exactly do you turn cleartype on? :Puzzled: If it's complicated to explain, I'll just google it, but I'd rather be lazy.

Edit: I googled it...and turned it on...and downloaded the tuner...and tuned it, so never mind. It seems to improve text though, maybe I'll try it on my PC too.

[QUOTE=>Omen<;4994208]Some monitors have a text mode, which is often the best mode to use for net surfing, but usually you're better off avoiding presets entirely and adjusting the gamma, and RGB manually. Just getting the K setting right can make a big difference, as it affects everything else.

I went through all of the monitor settings, and they all seem best where they currently are at. I also went through Nvidia's monitor setup/enhancement/fine tuning wizard, which set the gamma and color temp on the software side. All in all, it is fine for our needs. I envy it every time I walk past it, it's almost twice the width of my current monitor, with twice the detail. I thought my camera took excellent pictures until I saw them on that monitor, which shows every grain of noise vibrantly...