CRT Monitor Contrast/Brightness

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Eiji, May 21, 2005.

  1. Eiji

    Eiji OSNN Addict

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    Is it normal to still be able to see the screen faintly despite turning the brightness and contrast down to 0?

    Also, can anyone recommend a good monitor test program so I can calibrate the colours, black levels, convergence etc?

    Thanks.
     
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    No software required, just net links:

    Adjust using this one.
    http://www.nies.ch/monitor.en.php

    Then verify using this one.
    http://www.oceanlight.com/html/about_color.html

    Use the monitor front panel controls (recommended) or the video card setup page. Monitors will drift with time as they age so check it about every 3 months.

    If your monitor is setup right when the monitor is blank you can see the area that the electron beam scans slightly brighter than the surrounding area.