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Widescreen Monitor

by iflog / October 11, 2011 6:57 AM PDT

I have a Samsung 24" widescreen monitor and I know the native resolution
is 1920x1080. I also am aware that this equates to a 16x9. I want to
change the resolution because I cant see 1920x1080 that well. Out of all
the optional resolutions, the only other one that equates to a 16x9 is
1360x768. When I change the display to that resolution everything on the
screen gets fuzzy. It doesn't happen with any other resolution. Any
ideas?

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That would be normal
by Steven Haninger / October 11, 2011 9:17 AM PDT
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No resolution other than native will provide the optimum image. There are some tweaks in Windows that might help. Make sure you use "clear type" for text. You can change icon size on your desktop, Windows XP and 7 both have features to help those with vision problems. In 7 it's called "ease of access" or some such...an accessory.

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Video res, etc
by pgc3 / October 12, 2011 4:44 AM PDT
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What about upgrading your video? Perhaps you already have, if not that might be a thought. An aftermarket slot card could/would increase your options. Good luck!

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Widescreen Monitor
by iflog / October 12, 2011 8:14 AM PDT
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I tried the clear type option but it didn't help. Its not just the type but everything on the screen looks off. Why does it happen only with this one resolution?

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Resolution etc.
by pgc3 / October 13, 2011 1:02 AM PDT
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Steve's post mentioned NATIVE RESOLUTION, which would be optimal for that monitor but not necessarily for the onboard (computer) hardware, that is why I asked if you had upgraded your system, specifically an aftermarket video card that could give you more options and potentially better performance.

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