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Question concerning Viewsonic Monitors

by CarolRiegel / March 2, 2007 1:42 PM PST

I have a 2003 Viewsonic CRT and have recently purchased a 22" LCD. The problem I will describe in the next paragraph is present on both monitors but much more noticeable LCD. I have tried the LCD monitor on 4 different computer (Laptops and Desktops) with different hardware and the problem present with all so I am pretty sure it is the monitor not the hardware configuration.

PROBLEM: When viewing text some of the letters appear redish, greenish or grayish. The redish hue is very apparent in a word which contains double letters like "ii" or "ll". The smaller the font the more noticible the discolorations. Since I do a lot of wordprocessing and spreadsheet work, I am considering returning the monitor.

Has anyone else noticed this problem with Viewsonic or any other brand of monitor? I am wondering if it is just a charactertic of the Viewsonic monitors.

My husband uses a Sony 19" LCD which has a clear crisp display regardless of how large or small the text is. Unfortunately I can't really afford the cost of a Sony.

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Well known effect of non-native resolution. Link only.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2007 10:50 PM PST
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By any chance do you wear glasses?
by Steven Haninger / March 3, 2007 1:33 AM PST

I do and have found some difficulty in adjusting my Viewsonic CRT for a perfect edge to edge picture when looking directly in the middle. I see some color distortion toward the edges which disappears when I move or turn my head. Keeping it degaussed helps but isn't perfect. I do get some color distortion my laptop's LCD screen as well. It also lessens depending on my viewing position. I suspect glasses cause some subtle color distortion when light is refracted and the color spectrum components separate.

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