Correct Screen Resolution?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by jetjock, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. jetjock

    jetjock MDL Senior Member

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    Just bought my wife a new monitor. What are the effects of running it at a different resolution than is recommended. It's a ViewSonic LCD 22 inch monitor BTW.
     
  2. 2centsworth

    2centsworth MDL Senior Member

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    LCD's only look sharpest and clearest at their native resolution, any lower resolution will be a little fuzzy or blurred at best. Set at the native resolution and use windows to change size of icons and text.
     
  3. djNio

    djNio MDL Novice

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    Its just 1600x1200. Never go lower than that for any reason.. pointless to know why.
     
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  4. WindDrake

    WindDrake MDL Novice

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    Using any resolution other then the monitor's Native (Read: Maximum) resolution means the monitor's onboard image scaler must re-scale your image to fit the screen. This means weird blocking/pixelation/odd colors sometimes.
     
  5. Michelle68

    Michelle68 MDL Senior Member

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    Why would you want to?
     
  6. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    I think if your eyes aren't as good anymore as they were once, and you've got small pixels on your screen.
     
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