20 inch monitor res

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  1. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    ok so I just got a dell computer system with a 20 inch 2007FP for 636 dollars total!! (going to sell the computer so it should only cost me like 150-200 dollars for the monitor...so i'm excited but I need to know how to configure this thing so it's easy to read text and the like. I don't have much or really any experience with monitors this size or with lcds...should I set the dpi higher or should I just mess with the font sizes...

    I'm totally confused.
     
  2. Sazar

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  3. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    yeah I have it set to 1600x1200 but I can barely read anything and the text is so small. I've changed some of the text settings and that helped a little but it just didn't seem like it looked right. Also I'm wondering if changing the dpi is going to effect anything.

    I'm also wondering if there are some typical settings for lcds that make text look clearer or more pronounced.
     
  4. Sazar

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    You mean text size?

    You can adjust that yourself if you wish to.

    Also, consider turning on cleartype fonts.
     
  5. Mainframeguy

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    there's an activeX tuner for cleartype here and I seriously suggest you use it - not a lot of difference to see on a CRT but I really feel it on an LCD
     
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    yeah cleartype is a must on LCD's - also use DVI for an LCD - much better image, expecially with the higher resolution ones.
     
  7. Sazar

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    Yah, I highly recommend it for use.

    It just looks nicer and makes things easier to read.

    I can read down to a very small point size and my panel is almost the same as yours.
     
  8. Tuffgong4

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    yeah I have cleartype on...also using the dvi-d cable...trying to use the cleartype tuner now and will report later...thanks guys