19" CRT users...

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  1. Lateralus

    Lateralus New Member

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    What resolution do you prefer? I have mine set at 1152x864 but the native resolution on my monitor (ViewSonic G90fb) was 1280x1024. I didn't know if not having it set higher was causing me to miss out of anything :dunno:
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    On my 17's i wont use less than 1280X1024. On a 19 1600X1200 is what i would use.
     
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    The optimal resolution for this monitor is 1600x1200 according to the manual, but I couldn't imagine having it set that high. I have is set at 1280x1024 right now and I'm hoping I get used to it quick, it looks good but the text is a little harder to read.
     
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    CRTs don't have a native resolution, rather just a maximum usable resolution. Since CRTs are 4:3, I'd choose a 4:3 resolution so images aren't distorted. Try 1280x960. 1600x1200 on a 19" CRT does suck.
     
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    1152x864. Anything higher makes stupidly small text.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I can't use anything below 1600x1200 on mine. I would probably use higher if I could do it at a decent refresh rate.
     
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    1600x1200 looks great on my 19". Just make sure you can get a decent refresh rate
     
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    I use 1152 as well
     
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    Same here. My Samsung 997DF works really well on 1600 x 1200.
     
  10. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    never really thought of that before.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Same monitor I have. I wish it did 1600x1200 at 85Hz, but 75 isn't bad.
     
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    Just a question about the monitor. I tend to get moire on black, as well as some shades of gray. Would you happen to know how to adjust the monitor, so that I don't get the moire?
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I hadn't noticed this at all, but if you use this test: http://www.pinch.com/tweak/focus-grid.html and adjust the setting in the menu that has the little lines going out horizontally (that look like moire) then you should be able to correct it.
     
  15. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    19" ViewSonic E90b... 16x12. Anything lower and my arms aren't long enough to get far enough from the monitor.
     
  16. RotorBalls

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    1024x768 for everything :o
     
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    1280x1024 was what I used on my old 19" LCD. Anything higher was 60hz or below...:mad:
     
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    hell, i use 1024x768 on my 15" CRT... if i had a 19, i'd use 1600x1200 at the very least
     

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