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Monitor Upgrade

by ogb / March 3, 2010 11:06 AM PST

I recently bought a new pc and so far I've haven't had any problems with it. However, I am unhappy with using my 23 inch monitor. Everything looks beautiful on it, but I wanted a larger display. I want the full HD experience. So I just bought a Sony BRAVIA KDL40EX500 and connected it via hdmi. Needless to say, I was somewhat dissapointed with the performance. It's not a calibration problem with the Sony. When connected to the pc, everything looks grainy and pixelated on video that looks so perfect on my smaller monitor, you would swear it was live tv. My video card is an ati raedon hd 4550. Is it at all possible to get an excellent quality image from my Sony by getting a high quality video card? If I do, will I have to buy an even higher quality hdtv to match? Maybe I'm missing something. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Just thinking out loud;
by ahtoi / March 4, 2010 12:42 AM PST
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If the tv has a vga input, maybe give that a look and see how it is. Hope you are not sitting very close to the tv set.

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New NEC Monitor - P221W - Ghosting
by GenevaJohn / March 5, 2010 3:27 AM PST
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i'm responding to the 'monitor upgrade' thread and not to the question already posed.
Have just plugged in a brand new NEC P221W monitor.
The display has ghosting (every window / dialog box / tool box has extra vertical lines to the right. Same for the cursor.
It's the same no matter what the brightness. Also the same in 100% daylight.
We bought this as it was recommended for graphic work, but this isn't good enough for us.
This is a VGA connected monitor out of Win7. By running the 'old' ViewSonic monitor on the second PC output we see no ghosting at all on this second (ViewSonic) display (e.g. when moving the same window across from one to the other).
Can this be fixed (and I mean completely eliminated)?
Should I return it to the supplier stating that is has an unacceptable fault (... but are all these monitors like this?? Yuk!
Advice most welcome. Need to decide Monday.

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