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Old 12-29-05, 06:44 PM
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LCD monitor calibration help.,

just picked up a 19"LCD(first one)and really have no idea what-

focus
clock

and some of the other adjustments.

any sights to help me dial this in.

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Old 12-29-05, 06:55 PM
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No focus or registration controls at all on a LCD. I've never had to make manual adjustments to the clock settings. In the settings menu, there should be some option for an "auto" adjustment. That should lock the dot clock correctly. Just make sure your video card is outputting the display's native resolution (1280x1024 most likely for a 19") at 60Hz (may want to check your display's manual, but most all LCD's prefer 60Hz refresh).

The only other calibration adjustments you'll need to make are brightness/contrast and color settings.
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Brand and model of the monitor? How is it connected to your computer?
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Old 12-30-05, 05:02 AM
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VGA-

i also show a Focus setting in set-up.

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Old 12-30-05, 10:21 AM
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would one of my Home Theater set-up disks help in dialing this in?

the only thing that bothers me is when viewing web-pages im getting a slight shadow effect.

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one more thing-

it seems my computer has a DVI port however my LCD does not!

should i look into an LCD with a DVI input?

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Old 12-30-05, 10:53 AM
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Generally a 19" LCD will look much worse with VGA than DVI. It will have shadows and fuzzy characters.

The reason DVI works better for LCDs is that you can map video pixel for pixel between the video card and the LCD. Of course you need to be outputting video at the same resolution as the LCD.

At least try setting the right resolution with your VGA connection. A 19" monitor should have 1280x1024 resolution so your display properties should be set to that.
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after a little online reading iv decided to return this and get one that supports DVI.

SAMSUNG SyncMaster 19" TFT LCD Flat-Panel Monitor 930B


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Old 12-31-05, 12:18 PM
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just a follow up-

i set XP to clear type and downloaded microsofts clear type tuning and it works great now,nice and bold with no shadows..
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