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Oggy
02-02-2005, 03:51 PM
I don't think clarity would suffer but would someone just settle my mind please. An image shown on a 17" LCD would be no blurrier when shown on a 19" LCD, assuming the LCDs were of similar quality? :blush:

Metla
02-02-2005, 04:16 PM
The larger screen has a higher native resolution,so pics will look tek wicked111.

Just make sure you have a video card capable of pumping out the pixels ,its harder work at the higher res.

BootyLicious
02-02-2005, 05:10 PM
I have a 19" lcd and it rocks :thumbs: so kill that 17" :badpc: and get the 19"

Jeremy
02-02-2005, 05:44 PM
The larger screen has a higher native resolution,so pics will look tek wicked111.
I'm going to say that you're wrong. Most 17" LCDs have a native resolution of 1280*1024 while most 19" LCDs have a native resolution of 1280*1024 as well.

19" LCDs sure are nice though.

Metla
02-02-2005, 05:45 PM
oh?

I'll take your word for it then, :thumbs:

Strommer
02-02-2005, 09:21 PM
I'm going to say that you're wrong. Most 17" LCDs have a native resolution of 1280*1024 while most 19" LCDs have a native resolution of 1280*1024 as well.

19" LCDs sure are nice though.

Last month I was over in Sydney at a friend's house, and when I used their PC with a 19 in LCD screen, the resolution did not seem right, i.e., it seemed that it should have been set to a higher resolution. Reading the above comment, perhaps it could not have been at a higher reso.

gibler
02-02-2005, 11:52 PM
It shouldn't be blurry at all. It should just be bigger.
I've noticed that a lot of people don't use the correct native resolutions for LCDs though which is typically 1280 by 1024 pixels, they tend to use 1024 by 768 which depending on your LCD results in poor output.

Also they tend to use the wrong refresh rate i.e 60 Hz instead of 75 HZ or vice versa, whioch can result in strange output. They also don't hit the typical AUTO button on the LCD to set the phase, etc etc correctly - it can help to do this when showing a checkboard pattern as a wallpaper.

People should also use DVI connections (or at least get a better VGA cable ) to avoid interference.

E|im
03-02-2005, 12:35 AM
I have my 19" at 1280x1024 but at 75Hz. It's supposed to be at 60Hz, but when it's at 75Hz it allows my graphics card to run the game up to 75 FPS with vsync turned on. Just makes things a bit smoother than 60 FPS.

gibler
03-02-2005, 02:45 AM
I have my 19" at 1280x1024 but at 75Hz. It's supposed to be at 60Hz, but when it's at 75Hz it allows my graphics card to run the game up to 75 FPS with vsync turned on. Just makes things a bit smoother than 60 FPS.

I'd just turn vsync off and rate limit the game to 60 fps or so.
Vsync is a horrible feature unless you have consistent minimium frame rates of 40 or better. I'd rather live with some screen tearing when the frame rate is too high than have the frame rate suddenly drop to be one of the fractions of refresh rate that vsync will try to do (mouse control feels better too).