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Tv As Monitor Set Up ^_^


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#1 Jimdigriz

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 11:58 PM

Well, I had a Mitsubishi Television in my room (bout 35 inches) decided to put to use as a monitor for my comp. IM also using my actuall 20 inch monitor as a clone next to it. Needless to say its awesome, but of course I am having slight problems. Ive tweeked settings w/my gfx card, actuall tv, and windows as much as possible to make it look as good as possible, which it actually does...except typing is very fuzzy, along with the ocasionall bright blur or w/e youd call it...I am posting this using the tv, the problem is, it is VERY hard on the eyes. Does anyone know a program that detects propper settings? Help much appreciated, later!

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 08:45 PM

Hi Jimdigriz,

Just from my experiences, I have never adjusted to using a display that size close up. From a distance of 4 feet /meters, does it look ok? We use the TVs in classrooms and have never been able to use the TV at any close distance for composing powerpoints/documents.

Can you tell me what the model of your tv is, and can you give me the type of graphics card you have?

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 08:52 PM

Well yeah, naturally, standing back makes it look a little more bareable, its a mitsubishi and its bout 8 yrs old (lol) Gfx Card is a Radeon 9500 256, and yeah, they are usually only good for Presentations and stuff @ this size, but I have heard of optimization programs...but on a side note, playing bf2 on this was bad ass lol

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 09:09 PM

This link may help you... http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/vidres.htm
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:28 PM

So basically, this is as good as its really gona get? (Not that big of a problem seeing as how when typing and such Ill just look at the comp monitor ^_^ -- but those are some interesting articles.

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:47 PM

sorry to say, Yes, that is as good as it gets. Save up and get one of those 27" LCD at Walmart. Cherry.
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:48 AM

Yes... the resolution on older TVs is 525 lines... They were made for use in the analog days. No suggestions for use other than putting distance between you and it.

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 04:56 PM

actually after some more tweeking and such, Ive gotten it almost perfect in this resolution...so Im pretty much fine w/it, and IF i really need to do work, thats what the real monitor is for...but for now, Games and Media are a blast ^_^




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