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Old 02-12-03, 01:47 AM
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Any way to adjust the brightness on LCD monitors?

I just got a vpr matrix 17" flat panel, and it's a little too bright for me, even when turning down the brightness to it's lowest setting on the monitor's physical controls. is there any other way to turn down the brightness?
Old 02-12-03, 01:55 AM
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Use the advanced controls in your display properties.

Just did that with a friend's vpr Matrix today.
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geez...they had it well hidden.

display settings>settings>advanced>geforce>nview display mode>device settings>color correction

thanks for the help!
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Hey D.Phragile i'm having a problem with this vpr matrix flat panel monitor i'm hoping you can help me with. It's been going on since I bought the thing and I e-mailed X about it, but I think my lack of any sort of comprehensible description of the problem has become an annoyance to him [rightfully so].

Anyways, here's the problem...

See these?





The area where Milo & the gang are on the front cover is so dark, that I can barely make out exactly who's there. And the text on the back of Frailty blends in with the black. And it's just as bad close up. I used to do "custom" covers for DVDs. On my old monitor it was fine when I zoomed in. I could make out the differences between surfaces and everything. With this monitor, I can't. Everything looks too...sharp? I don't know. I really don't know how I can describe it. One of X's last possible explantions was that it might be the video card...

Thanks.
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What video card do you have? Looks like you have to get into its brightness and contrast settings. And maybe you have a gamma control which would really help lighten up the dark areas.
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Stupid question alert

How do I find out what video card I have?

If it's -- Accessories/System Tools/System Information, under Video is says...1152x864 in 64K Colors, Intel(r) 82810E Graphics Controller Ver. 4.0
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Ok, that tells me virtually nothing.

Go into your display settings (from the control panel or right-click/properties on the desktop), click the advanced button, and tell me the headings of the tabs in the resulting panel.
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There's five.

General. Adapter. Monitor. Performance. Color Management.
[In that order.]
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So it appears you're running Windows 98 or 95.

You don't have any special "tools" for that adapter installed. You need to find more comprehensive driver tools to do this unless there's some way in Win98 I don't know. So it would really help to know what adapter you have.

Try this:

Open a DOS window. Type the lines below with a return after them.

debug
dc000:0 <- those are zeros

What is the text string you see on the righthand side?

Now type this to get out:

q
exit
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I got this...[Broken up over eight different lines...]

[email protected]=74000000000 0000000Q..djhjIB M VGA Compatible BIOS. ...*.:.H. ....z..Build Num ber: 2176 05/25
/2000 08:11:08. .Video memory: x


And I have Windows ME.
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Do the

debug
dc000:0

again and this time do

d
d
d

and look for a text string that will identify the brand and model of adapter you have. I should have told you the extra d's the first time.

Do the

q
exit

to get out of it.
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This is what I get after typing the first two "d"'s...

x MB Device Revision: x.x..DECOMPILATION OR DISASSEMBLY PROHIBITED.....Copyright (C) 1999-2000 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved........

after I type the third "d", I get random characters...
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They're being difficult. Looks like an integrated adapter.

Is this a video adapter that's integrated onto your motherboard or is it a seperate card? What is your motherboard or did you buy the computer all put together? If so, what is the computer?
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You were right hte first time, this is your video card: Intel(r) 82810E Graphics Controller Ver. 4.0
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Quick update...

I googled up Intel(r) 82810E Graphics Controller Ver. 4.0 and wandered onto the Intel site.

I d/l a driver. And now I have the following tabs:

General. Adapter. Monitor. Performance. Color Management. Intel® Graphics Technology.

The Intel® Graphics Technology tab has a Graphics Properties... button which brings me to a sub-menu that has the following tabs:

Devices. Color. Schemes. Hot Keys. Information.

On the Color tab, there's an area to adjust the Gamma Correction there.

X, I thank you for putting up with my lacking descriptions of this problem.

BigPete, thanks for giving me the inititive to search for Intel(r) 82810E Graphics Controller Ver. 4.0 on google.

D.Phragile, thanks for doing nothing [Except starting this thread...AND pointing out this great deal]

Now...one last question before I go...

Any suggestions for the "proper" gamma, brightness, contrast, etc settings..?

Thanks again guys.
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No suggestion for your gamma. Just adjust it so it pleases you.

You might also have to play with the brightness and contrast too.
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Originally posted by Rogue588
Quick update...

I googled up Intel(r) 82810E Graphics Controller Ver. 4.0 and wandered onto the Intel site.

I d/l a driver. And now I have the following tabs:

General. Adapter. Monitor. Performance. Color Management. Intel® Graphics Technology.

The Intel® Graphics Technology tab has a Graphics Properties... button which brings me to a sub-menu that has the following tabs:

Devices. Color. Schemes. Hot Keys. Information.

On the Color tab, there's an area to adjust the Gamma Correction there.

X, I thank you for putting up with my lacking descriptions of this problem.

BigPete, thanks for giving me the inititive to search for Intel(r) 82810E Graphics Controller Ver. 4.0 on google.

D.Phragile, thanks for doing nothing [Except starting this thread...AND pointing out this great deal]

Now...one last question before I go...

Any suggestions for the "proper" gamma, brightness, contrast, etc settings..?

Thanks again guys.
sorry bout that...i used to use e-mail notification, but i stopped using it after a mod e-mailed me requesting that i stop using it in an effort to save bandwith. you know me...anything i can do to help out

anyways, i agree with X here. it varies so much with different monitors and video cards. personally, on my vprmatrix, i bumped up the gamma, and lowered the brightness and contrast

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