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#1 bbulbb

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 12:45 AM

If I try to use a resolution of 1440x900 on a monitor with a native resolution of 1680x1050 how well or how not well would the resulting image be ? :thumbsup: Thanks, bulbb.

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 01:57 PM

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 04:41 AM

Have not aquired the screen yet but wondered if that would still work :thumbsup: .

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 06:28 AM

That's a way many people choose to run a screen if the native resolution produces text and icons that are too small for them to read comfortably. Your suggested resolution preserves the 1.6:1 aspect ratio, so objects will be their correct shape (ie circles will still be round rather than ellipses etc). Almost any modern combination of video card and monitor should work happily that way. The image will not be as sharp as the native resolution of the screen, but modern monitors usually interpolate (display a "best compromise") fairly well and still give an acceptable image.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 07:44 AM

Thanks Platypus ,That is what I hoped. I will know tonight and I hope it confiugures itself as you mentioned . :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 04:06 AM

All went very well and my upgrade to a 22" from a 15" monitor is working perfect ! The control panel choices for resolution change depending on the current monitor that is plugged in.
Thus the native resolution for the 22" Acer was then available in control panel . That is pretty good for my little emachine ! Thanks for replys :thumbsup: .

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 06:16 AM

Glad to hear it's working well for you!

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