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Lcd Monitors And Native Resolution


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#1 CharlieB

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 07:14 PM

I have an old 19" Viewsonic CRT which still works fine, but I am getting the itch to free some desk space with an LCD monitor.

I would love to get a 20.1" (not wide screen) size LCD, but the native resolution for most 20.1" LCDs is 1600x1200. I really don't like that small a typeface and much prefer 1280x960 or even 1024x768.

I've heard that monitors with high native resolutions like 1600x1200 tend to look chunky and ragged when run at resolutions as low as 1024x768.

So what should I do? Any suggestions or feedback would be appreciated.

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#2 pascor22234

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 10:15 AM

That rumor is pure nonsense. The higher the native resolution is then the better the lower resolutions will look.

I have a typical 17 inch Samsung with 1280 X 1024 max (native) resolution that I run at 1024 X 768 and it looks great.

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 12:24 PM

I use a 19" Mag Innovision LCD that looks great at 1152x864. ( My Xpress 200 can do whacky resoltuions )
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