COMIC 2405FPW and anime

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  1. Soren

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    I just got this monitor and I'm running it on all default settings with VGA input. When I watched anime on my old CRT, the color reproduction was great. However, on this LCD I get some color blocking where sections of video are all the same color causing noticable viewing problems. Is this how a normal LCD should behave or did I get a bad LCD? Maybe it's my VGA input? I have a piece of shit Geforce 4 MX 440 video card. Could that be the reason?
     
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    get a new video card :hsd:
     
  3. Soren

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    I have an AGP motherboard so my choices are limited :hs:

    BTW, I found my video card in its box all wrapped up by the garbage dumpster just tell you how much of a piece of shit it is :mamoru:
     
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    6600GT is good for it's price. I'd recommend it if you don't want anything too high performance but that can still run everything well.
     
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    I don't even play games anymore. Especially not now that I have my 2405FPW at 1920x1200 resolution. The most video intensive thing I do is browse PDF files and watch movies. :mamoru: Is there anything that is cheaper that can do what I need?

    edit: Looks like all the cheaper cards use DVI-D while the higher-end ones use DVI-I. I guess that reflects the video processing capabilities of the cards? Cheapest 6600GT I can find is $150 :hs: Canada sucks.
     
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    price in Canada is like 2x as much :hs: cheapest I can find is $155

    and I can afford it, but it's just that I never play games and I don't want to overpay on a vid card that just plays movies and pdf files
     
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    Well if you can find a 6600 for cheaper that sounds like the optimal card for you
     
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    I had this problem when I got my 2001FP. I bought a used 6600GT off a friend on another forum. That's probably your best route.
     
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    Ah. That's a relief. I'll probably be buying a 6600GT then. Thanks, Hellmonkey and TUN.
     
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    hmm apparently it might not be the vid card that's the problem but rather the MPEG compression that the anime used. I just DLed KAA's Planetes DVD-RIP and I'm not noticing any color blocking under any circumstances. Same with an OGM version of Escaflowne.

    I guess the LCD is a double-edged sword giving me great quality when it's there but also revealing the shitty quality of an anime that I hadn't noticed on a CRT.
     

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