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Pixel-ated EXPENSIVE Screen ...

by IndiHeat / August 19, 2006 1:29 PM PDT

I bought a new Dell e1505.
1 GB Ram , 1.83 Ghz Duo Core, and 256 MB NVIDIA Go Geforce 7300.

The Computer is awesome, but the display is somthing im worried about.

I Spent a extra 90 bucks to spurge on the 15.4 inch UltraSharp? Wide Screen SXGA+ Display with TrueLife?....

I watched Pirates of the Carribean on it... AMAZING. Better than the TV.. but the regular websites are very pixelated. Even the Google logo on the site is pixelated.

If i lower the resolution It gets blurred.
I dont know what to do ?

My freinds HP display seems better when he spent less money.


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by IndiHeat / August 19, 2006 1:30 PM PDT

Only the Large fonts and Pictures are pixelated. the regular text is fine.

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Same here
by Fouad Bakht / August 19, 2006 2:21 PM PDT
In reply to: Contd...

I bought a Dell Inspiron E1405 with 14.1" WSXGA TruLife and with highest possible screen resolution. Same problem as yours. If the LCD is manufactured by Samsung, this will happen.

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So what do u suggest?
by IndiHeat / August 19, 2006 3:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Same here

is there anything we can do... which screen would have been better if any ?

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It's a tradeoff
by samkh / August 20, 2006 2:35 AM PDT
In reply to: So what do u suggest?

LCDs are manufactured with fixed dpi. Any image other than native resolution is pixel interpolated. Choose a hi-res screen great for movies and photos or choose a lower-res screen great for text and web graphics. Can't have your cake and eat it too.

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(NT) (NT) Would changing to a lower resolution help?
by udayan71 / August 20, 2006 1:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Same here
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Link, comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 20, 2006 2:52 AM PDT

If you opted for some over 1024x768 LCD on a laptop you may be suffering from a common reason such are returned in large numbers. Unlike more GHz or GigaBytes, more screen pixels can result in dissatisfied owners. The article above covers what native resolution is.

I don't know if you've read my replies in the past warning off buying 1280x1024 laptop displays.

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i didnt read them
by IndiHeat / August 20, 2006 3:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Link, comment.

mine is 1650 X 1050 ... but the movies and digital photos are better then in real life.

Web sucks. too much.

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I had two sessions with Dell help
by tcantrelln / August 20, 2006 4:28 AM PDT

They told me to download a graphics option 'Modifier?" (Fonts-version from Exceed Software. Link was on the Dell Website) Installed it, selected the proper option, everything is great now.

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do you have the email of the conversation with you...
by IndiHeat / August 20, 2006 5:26 AM PDT

I cant seem to find it on the dell site. can u give me a more detailed name of the program ?

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I just searched Dell
by tcantrelln / August 20, 2006 5:32 AM PDT

And you are right- I still have it saved on the laptop, not a very big file. I could try zipping or RAR and send it somewhere.??

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I Rar'd it, uploaded to free download platz,
by tcantrelln / August 20, 2006 5:46 AM PDT
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It works!!
by IndiHeat / August 20, 2006 5:01 PM PDT

the program does work well however , you cant have the cake and eat it too.... now that all the pictures look great everywhere... they are scaled down ! you almost have to squint for some text also

is there any cure to this, or is this the price you have to pay with a 15.4 screen ?

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I have gotten so
by tcantrelln / August 20, 2006 9:07 PM PDT
In reply to: It works!!

Accustomed to the sizing (Took about a day) that I don't notice, I adjusted icons, bars, bars, etc and am perfectly pleased with it- I did however go up to 2GB ram and am pleased with the difference. Only real quibble in the whole purchase-setup-use evolution was the AMAZING amount of "fluff ware" it contained, and all the hidden sneaky partitions-(Partition Magic to the rescue).

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Excuse me
by samkh / August 20, 2006 9:25 AM PDT

What exactly does the IEScale software do? I can change text size in IE6, even without running IEScale, but it does not work with all web frames. View the Dell website and you will find that text and graphics size is independent of IE6 settings. Other sites, eg. CNet, do scale according to IE text settings.

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